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Coconut Pound Cake

Post  justmecookin on Tue May 11, 2010 12:48 pm

Coconut Pound Cake

2/3 cup slightly packed flaked coconut
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
3 cups sugar
5 eggs, room temperature
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons coconut flavoring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat oven to 325. Spray 10-inch (16-cup) tube pan with cooking spray; flour pan, shaking out excess. Combine coconut and powdered sugar in small bowl until coconut is well-coated. Sprinkle evenly over bottom of pan.

Beat butter and shortening in large bowl at medium-high speed 1 minute or until fluffy. Beat in sugar 3 to 4 minutes or until light and fluffy. At low speed, beat in eggs one at a time until blended.

Combine flour and baking powder in medium bowl. Beat flour mixture into butter mixture alternately with milk just until incorporated, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat in coconut flavoring and vanilla. Pour into pan.

Bake 1 hour 35 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes or until wooden skewer inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 20 minutes. Invert cake onto wire rack; remove pan. (Remove coconut topping that sticks to pan with fork; arrange over top of cake.) Cool completely. Makes 12 servings

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