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Summer Sweets

coconut cake
This is the finished product I made in a sunflower baking form.

I thought I would share my favorite cake recipe: coconut pound cake. It’s an airy cake that’s perfect for the summer and just the right amount of coconut flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Heat oven to 325° F. Grease and flour pan. In large mixing bowl, mix sugar and butter until very light and fluffy. Add eggs and mix until very light and lemon colored, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add coconut milk and coconut extract; mix well. Add flour, baking powder and salt; mix well. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Spoon into prepared pan. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of the cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on rack. Serve with some vanilla ice cream!