Coconut Pound Cake

Coconut Pound Cake from Pillsbury™ Baking

Tags: Cakes

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Ready Time: 120 min
  • Yield: 16 servings


  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 5 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 2 1/4 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, chopped


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract

GARNISH (optional)

  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • OR frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Assorted fresh fruit (optional)

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350ºF. Spray a 10-inch tube pan with flour no-stick cooking spray.


  • COMBINE sugar and shortening in large bowl; beat at medium speed until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating slightly after each addition. Beat in coconut extract.
  • COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl; add alternately with buttermilk to shortening mixture, beating at low speed after each addition until well blended.
  • ADD coconut; mix until blended. Spoon into prepared pan.
  • BAKE 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan; remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • PLACE cooled cake on a serving plate. Use a toothpick to poke 12 to 15 holes in top of cake.


  • COMBINE sugar, water and coconut extract; cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat; cool until just warm. Spoon over cake


  • PLACE spoonfuls of whipped cream and assorted fresh fruit on each serving.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 slice, 1/16 of cake), Calories 390 (Calories from Fat 180), Total Fat 19g (Saturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 75mg, Sodium 160mg, Total Carbohydrate 49g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 34g), Protein 0g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 6%, Iron 8%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.