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Coconut Pound Cake

Homemade Coconut Pound Cake is an easy loaf cake full of triple the coconut flavor! It's soft and sweet and the perfect pound cake for coconut lovers.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 261kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern


For the cake:

  • ½ cup (119 ml) vegetable oil (or melted butter)
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (119 ml) refrigerated coconut milk (such as Almond Breeze almondmilk Almond Coconut Blend Original Unsweetened)
  • 1 ½ cups (186g) all-purpose flour

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup (113g) powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2-4 tablespoons (30-60 ml) coconut milk
  • 1 cup (64g) toasted coconut


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 8x4-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. (I like using the kind with flour in it.)
  • Stir oil and sugar in a large bowl. Stir in eggs, one at a time, then stir in extracts, baking powder, and salt. Add the almondmilk and flour and stir just until combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out almost clean. Cool completely before removing from pan.
  • To make frosting: whisk powdered sugar, extracts, and almondmilk in a medium bowl. Drizzle over cooled cake and immediately top with toasted coconut. Let set, then slice and serve.



  • If you don’t have coconut almond milk, you can use regular milk in this recipe, but almond milk adds a lot of coconut flavor.
  • I like to use vegetable oil because it gives the coconut pound cake a lovely light texture. You can also use melted butter if that’s what you have on hand.
  • The key to the best coconut flavor is to use coconut extract in the batter and the frosting. Please don’t skip it!
  • I love to top the cake with tons of toasted coconut. It adds color, texture, and flavor! Learn how to toast coconut – it’s really easy.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 863mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g