Something sweet this holiday season
ingredients
ingredients
method
step-by-step directions

Daphne Oz's Coconut Pound Cake

  • For the Cake:
  • 6 Eggs
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Unsalted Butter
  • 4 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups Flaked Coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans

For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 tablespoons Salted Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • Powdered Sugar for dusting
step-by-step directions
  • For the Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 10-15 cup fluted tube pan with butter and dust with flour. Tap out excess flour.
  • In a large bowl, add sugar and butter and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, approximately 3 minutes. Add one egg at a time, making sure to mix thoroughly between additions. 
  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk in three parts to batter and mix gently until just moistened. Stir in coconut and pecans. 
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 90 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • For the Glaze: Five minutes before cake is finished baking, make the glaze. Combine water, butter and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes. Slowly pour half the syrup over the cake, invert onto serving plate, and pour remaining syrup over top. Dust with powdered sugar, let sit for 10 minutes, and eat warm!
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