Citrus lovers rejoice – this tender Coconut Lemon Pound Cake is right up your alley! Made with fresh Meyer lemon juice and zest, coconut milk, and shredded coconut, this super moist, smaller-sized bundt cake is perfect for a Sunday brunch or after-dinner dessert.
This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.
What the what, Spring has arrived.
Can you even believe it? Having experienced frigid winter temps myself a couple of weeks ago, I’m absolutely convinced that we all need to throw our calendars out, fire that groundhog, and bury our heads under the covers for a few more weeks.
I say that, of course, as I enjoy the nice 70ish degree breeze that’s blowing through my windows at the moment. But just because we’ve been enjoying the change of season in Florida for a while already doesn’t mean I’m ready for it!
Who am I kidding. As much as I love winter, bring on those Spring flavahs!
JUST TAKE ME TO THE COCONUT LEMON POUND CAKE ALREADY!
If you’d rather skip my (pretty darn helpful) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this deliciously easy lemon pound cake recipe, just scroll right on down to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card!
There’s something about a from-scratch pound cake that takes me back.
Nana was always baking something, and pound cake was one of her specialties. She always had a carton of whipped cream or ice cream on hand to serve it with – sometimes a batch of macerated strawberries (my favorite!)
This Coconut Lemon Pound Cake was developed using her pound cake base, which is much fluffier than your standard 1:1:1:1 cake.
(Note: a classic pound cake is made with equal parts flour, fat, sugar, and egg, hence the 1:1:1:1.)
That being said, I guess that only loosely makes this a pound cake…but I’m still rolling with it. It’s moist, tender, and jam-packed full of lemon & coconut flavors.
And it’s way better than the mass-produced one they’ve got at Starbucks. Just sayin’.
Plussssss it’s the perfect dessert to usher in Spring with!
What better way to celebrate the coming of spring than with food and a fun giveaway? 30 bloggers from around the country have come together to share over 100 sweet recipes perfect for spring! Get ready to ditch your hats, coats, and snow boots and get ready for some delicious sweet treats like cupcakes, cookies, sweet breads, and cocktails!
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This Coconut Lemon Pound Cake was made possible in part by Melissa’s Produce, a company I truly freaking love. I cook and bake with produce very often, and when I can’t find a particular fruit or veggie (since my tiny town has no Whole Foods or Earthfare), Melissa’s always comes through for me!
How Do You Make Coconut Lemon Pound Cake Moist?
This pound cake will already be yummy, but the key to making it super moist is in the lemon juice drizzle! As soon as the cake come out of the oven, it is drizzled or brushed with a lemon simple syrup that can be made as sweet or tart as you want.
I use a 1:2 ratio of lemon juice to simple syrup for a nice sweet-tart taste. Add more or less lemon juice to your tastes.
How To Make Lemon Pound Cake From Scratch
First, preheat your oven to 325 degrees F and prep a 6-cup bundt pan by coating it with nonstick cooking spray.
Next, combine flour, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl. Place granulated sugar and butter in another bowl and cream it for about 4 minutes with an electric mixer until it’s light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating each one well before adding the next.
Then, mix in the flour mixture and coconut milk in separate additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Beat until it’s just combined, then fold lemon juice, lemon zest, and shredded coconut into the batter.
Next, pour the batter into the bundt pan. Bake for 40-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Upon removing the cake from the oven, poke several holes in it with a wood skewer. Drizzle the lemon syrup over the holes and allow the cake to cool for 30 minutes before removing it to a rack to cool completely.
Finally, when the cake has cooled, whisk the Melissa’s White Chocolate Dessert Sauce and lemon juice together in a small bowl. Drizzle it over the cooled cake, then garnish with lemon zest and coconut flakes.
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Coconut Lemon Pound Cake
Coconut Lemon Pound Cake
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice divided
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut shredded
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
White Chocolate Lemon Glaze
- 1/4 cup Melissa's White Chocolate Dessert Sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest optional
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes optional
Coconut Lemon Pound Cake
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 6-cup bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
- In a small bowl, sift flour, salt, and baking soda together; set aside.
- Beat sugar and butter together in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, thoroughly beating each egg before adding the next.
- Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix well. Pour in 1/2 the coconut milk and beat until combined. Repeat with the remaining flour mixture and coconut milk, ending with flour. Fold lemon juice, lemon zest, and shredded coconut into batter until evenly combined. Pour into prepared bundt pan.
- Bake 40-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
- In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the lemon juice. Allow to cool slightly.
- Upon removing the cake from the oven, poke several holes in it with a wood skewer. Brush or drizzle lemon syrup into the holes. Cool the cake for 30 minutes before removing to a rack to cool.
White Chocolate Lemon Glaze
- In a small bowl, whisk together white chocolate dessert glaze and lemon juice. Drizzle over the cooled cake. Garnish with lemon zest and coconut flakes, if desired.
Monday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes
- A PEEP into the Upcoming #SpringSweetsWeek Festivities by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Blueberry Shortbread by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Carrot Cake Balls by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
- Carrot Cake Cupcakes by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Carrot Cake Nest Cookies by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Carrot Cake Swirl Cheesecake by Cheese Curd In Paradise
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- Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies by Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats
- Easy Marshmallow Popcorn Balls by House of Nash Eats
- Easy Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars by Creative Southern Home
- Healthier Orange Julius Copycat by Simply Inspired Meals
- Individual Italian Easter Breads by Cookaholic Wife
- Lemon Blueberry Croissant Bread Pudding by The Freshman Cook
- Lemon Blueberry Scones by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
- Lemon Cream Pie by Home Sweet Homestead
- Lemon Ricotta Stuffed Crepes with Cherry Syrup by Cooking With Carlee
- Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Mini Strawberry Mousse Tarts by A Savory Feast
- Orange Pineapple Nice Cream Pops by Crumb Top Baking
- PB&J PEEPSomars by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Peach Blueberry Upside Down Cake by The Tip Garden
- Peeps Shortbread Checkerboard by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
- Roasted Strawberry Mousse Tart by The Gingered Whisk
- Soft Frosted Lemon Cookies by Kate’s Recipe Box
- Spring Fruit and Rice Krispies Treat Kabobs by Blogghetti
- Strawberry Raspberry Smoothie by Books n’ Cooks
- Sweet Breakfast Crepes by The Speckled Palate
- Toasted Pound Cake by Our Good Life
- Vanilla Bean Dutch Baby with Strawberry Hibiscus Syrup by The Baking Fairy
- White Chocolate Strawberry and Champagne Scones with Champagne Glaze by Family Around the Table
- White Cupcakes with Blueberry Frosting by Sweet Beginnings
- Xangos by Palatable Pastime
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