Toasted Coconut Pound Cake
You will go nuts over this Toasted Coconut Pound Cake recipe. Who doesn’t like toasted coconut on the cake? Plus, there is more toasted coconut that is sprinkled over a delicious glaze. The cake in itself is dense and moist because of the butter and buttermilk that makes the texture in this pound cake worth the calories. If you want to add coconut milk in the place of buttermilk, that will make this cake even richer. Typically, coconut desserts do not require coconut extract but if you want to get a lasting flavor then using the extract in this coconut cake recipe is a good idea. There are many coconut extract brands to choose from at your local grocery store. Sometimes, it's hard to bake with coconut flakes since they have a coarse and dense texture but this recipe is a perfection among the several cake recipes. Coconut desserts are a great option if you want to serve a slightly different type of a dessert other than a regular chocolate dessert.
Coconut flakes have a natural sweetness that combines an unmistakable flavor and gives solid texture to desserts. A healthier alternative to using in dessert recipes would be to opt for sugarless coconut flakes for getting in that unsweetened coconut nutrition. You can find unsweetened coconut at any health food store and sometimes called as ‘desiccated’ coconut. You could even make coconut flakes in your kitchen to get the maximum health benefits from coconut nutrition. Just throw coconut bits into a blender or a coffee grinder and blend them until you get a coarse texture. It is necessary to know that coconut nutrition plays a vital role in promoting lauric acid to the body, which is identified as being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. Besides the numerous health gains that come from unsweetened coconut nutrition, it is also low in carbs and loaded with fiber. Coconut oil and weight loss have been shown to be interrelated and can be used for dropping belly fat. The fatty acids in coconut oil help in speeding up the metabolism and lead to weight loss.
To bake a flawless pound cake always follow the method of separating the egg whites and only beat in the yolks first. Once the batter is combined using the leftover ingredients, whisk the egg whites till foamy and carefully fold into the batter in the end right before you transfer it into the oven. This will result in a scrumptious light and crumbly texture in cake recipes. Pound cakes also yield a nice texture when you add a good quality vanilla extract. Vanilla, just like salt acts as a flavor enhancer. Look for a brand, preferably organic vanilla extract with no corn syrup or additives. Alternately you could also add vanilla bean paste if you wish and you can easily find it at any baking store. You can be artistic with this recipe and present tiny bite-sized cupcakes for your guests if you wish. You can also frost the cake with cream cheese and sugar and add coconut flakes to it to make it even more decadent.
This coconut cake recipe is one of the best cake recipes that is simple to make yet tastes so delectable. Thank you to Kelsey at the Little Bits Of recipe blog for sharing this easy Toasted Coconut Pound Cake recipe with us. Do visit Kelsey’s blog for more wonderful cake recipes and coconut desserts. This easy Coconut Pound Cake recipe yields a rich and tender cake with a crumbly texture that will melt in your mouth and make you go for more servings.
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