Would you like to see your name in print? Send me a recipe! I think it is fun to try something new that someone else has perfected. I am sure all of you have some recipes that you have gotten from friends or have been handed down through the family and I would love to hear about them. You may forward them to Barbara Ellestad at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Another office party which is a great source for recipe exchange is where I first tried this coconut pound cake. Jane had the biggest smile ever and I can still picture her writing out this recipe. The history of the pound cake was to use a pound of each ingredient, but this recipe is far from that. She used a large bread pan, but I have found my 8 inch Bundt pan works very nicely and is more decorative. I would suggest using an electric mixer since it will make quick work of this batter. Then to add the coconut, just use a large spatula and gently fold it in, maintaining the integrity of the coconut.
Be sure to store the cake in an airtight container. If you want it cold, then store it in the refrigerator.
My favorite way to serve this pound cake is with fresh fruit. Sliced strawberries or blueberries go very nicely. You could also just serve it with a scoop of ice cream.
A big smile comes over my face every time I make this cake. I hope it will do the same for you!
Coconut Pound Cake
¾ cup butter, softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1½ cups sugar
¾ tsp vanilla
1½ cups flour
½ cup coconut
Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one. Stir in vanilla. Beat in flour until just combined and then fold in coconut. Coat an 8 inch fluted pan with flour spray and pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 325 for 55 to 60 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Then place cake onto a wire rack and then allow it to cool completely. Wrap tightly for storage.
Susan Lang makes greeting cards which are for sale at Stephen's Hair & Boutique located at 312 W. Mesquite Blvd. #12 in the Bull Dog Shopping Center. Each card is different and has a message sure to make you laugh and some also come with recipe cards. While you are there, grab a new outfit for dinner!