Coconut Cake Bread


For the Cake

12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 1/4 cups sugar

5 eggs, room temperature

1 1/4 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon coconut flavor (optional)

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups Flour

1/2 cup heavy cream or milk

2/3 cup shredded coconut, sweetened


8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

one 8 Oz. package cream cheese, at room temperature

2 cups confectioners' sugar

pinch of salt

1/4 teaspoon coconut flavor (optional, for extra flavor)

3/4 to 1 cup shredded coconut, sweetened

Preheat your oven to 350, then lightly grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan.

For the Cake

Beat butter at medium speed, for 10 seconds.

Gradually add sugar, beating for 2 to 3 minutes, stopping to scrape down sides and bottom of the bowl, until the mixture has lightened in color and is fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time, beating completely before adding the next.

Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, and beat briefly, just until combined.

Beat in salt, baking powder, coconut flavor and vanilla.

Add flour in three portions, alternating with cream and beginning and ending with the flour.

Beat at low speed, just to combine, after each addition.

Stir in coconut, then scoop batter into the pan, smoothing its top surface.

Bake the cake for 70 to 75 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Tent with aluminum foil for the lastl 15 minutes of baking, if it's getting too brown.

Remove cake oven, let cool in the pan for 2 minutes, then turn it out onto a rack to cool completely.

For the Frosting

Mix butter and cream cheese on low speed, until combined.

Gently beat in sugar, salt and coconut flavor, until smooth.

Place the cake on a large piece of waxed paper or plastic wrap.

Spread the frosting all over the cake.

Pat the flaked coconut onto the frosting.

This will be sticky work; use the paper or wrap to help.

Serve the cake in 1/2" to 3/4" slices.

Store any leftovers, well wrapped, in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Or freeze for longer storage. Enjoy!

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