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Easy Coconut Pound Cake

 Easy Coconut Pound Cake
“This cake is easy to make and is always a big hit,” writes Lisa Varner from Charleston, South Carolina. “I like to serve it with ice cream for a double-dose treat!”
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • Confectioners' sugar and additional coconut, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light
  • and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well
  • after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Beat in flour just until
  • combined; fold in coconut.
  • Coat an 8-in. fluted tube pan with cooking spray; dust with flour.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 325° for 55-60 minutes or
  • until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for
  • 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool
  • completely. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and additional
  • coconut if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 650 calories, 35 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 187 mg cholesterol, 273 mg sodium,

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Easy Coconut Pound Cake (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 78 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.