Coconut Pound Cake with Lime Glaze

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours min. + cooling


16 servings

Updated: Nov. 28, 2023
This pound cake is the best! Oven temps will vary, so if the cake is not done after 1 hour and 20 minutes, continue baking in 5-minute intervals. Use fresh, not bottled, lime juice for the glaze. —Jo McFarland, Sterling, Virginia
Coconut Pound Cake with Lime Glaze Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • Toasted sweetened shredded coconut, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture just until combined. Fold in coconut.
  3. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake 75-85 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 20 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine glaze ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat 2-3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Brush over cake. If desired, sprinkle with coconut.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 547 calories, 28g fat (18g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 328mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.