Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake is a soft, sweet pound cake with coconut flavor bursting throughout. This rich cake recipe is the ideal dessert to present at any party or family gathering – it’s everything a perfect pound cake should be!

If this cake sounds good to you, you should definitely check out my Classic Coconut Cake Recipe! It’s the best ever!

Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake...soft, sweet pound cake with coconut throughout. My new favorite cake!

I feel like I have pretty much killed coconut lately. Like seriously.

In the past few weeks I have made so many desserts with coconut…Toasted Coconut Banana Bread, Crispy Coconut Chicken Strips, Frozen Sangria (yep), and Pineapple Cookies. I don’t know if it’s the warm temperatures that just have me in the tropical mood, but I’m coconut crazy!

But let me just tell you…this pound cake is ridiculous. Like you should make it as soon as you can.

A Sweet and Simple Coconut Cake

The cream cheese and the butter make this rich, without being “too” rich. You might not believe me, but it’s a true story I’m telling.

If you eat this the day you make it, it’s fluffy and light. If you eat it the next day it becomes a bit more dense, but gets extra moist (ugh sorry) and even better!

This has become my summer cake, because it’s sweet and soft, but you can also eat this with your hands. I mean cake with your hands? I’m all in.

Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

In all honesty this cake is really simple.

Tips on Making the Best Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake:

The batter comes together quickly. You could even toast the coconut to add another layer of flavor!

Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Grease your pan pretty heavily. I also cross my fingers and pray when I’m making a bundt cake.

Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

When it bakes it looks pretty stunning.

Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Say three Hail Mary’s and turn that pan upside down.

Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

I always encourage glaze. A.L.W.A.Y.S.

Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

I mean.

Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Warm or cooled this cake is legit.

Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Fork or fingers this one is a keeper.

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Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 10 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hr 35 mins
  • Yield: 16 slices 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description:

Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake is a soft, sweet pound cake with coconut throughout. This rich cake recipe is the ideal dessert to present at any party or family gathering – it’s everything a perfect pound cake should be!


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon coconut extract)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded flaked coconut

Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 23 tablespoons milk

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a 10 cup bundt pan with nonstick spray OR coat with shortening and lightly dust with flour, tapping off excess. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat the butter and cream cheese together on medium speed until smooth. Add in sugar and mix for 2 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in eggs, one at a time, the extract(s), salt, and baking powder until mixed, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  4. Turn the mixer to low and add in the flour, mixing until just incorporated.
  5. Stir in the coconut.
  6. Spread batter into your prepared pan and bake for 70-80 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes and then invert pan onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Glaze

  1. Whisk the powdered sugar and milk together until smooth. Pour the glaze on top of the cake while it’s still warm.

Notes:

store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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  1. […] Coconut Pound Cake: This Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake might look unassuming, but I am here to tell you, it is out of this world! Even if you are not a coconut fan, I urge you to give this one a try. It’s dense and rich, but buttery and moist. This is also one I recommend making a day ahead, because as it sits overnight the flavors come together to create magic! […]

  2. Kim

    I am baking this right now, didn’t have coconut flavoring, just for the heck of it I added a box of instant coconut cream pudding mix….will let you know how it turns out!

  3. Ivanna

    Any modifications I should make if I plan on baking this in two smalsmall loaf pans? I plan to watch them closely as they cook (I’m assuming a shorter cooking time…) Any advice would be great!

  4. Eileen Ball

    I have this cake baking in the oven right now! We have a Halloween party at work tomorrow with a desert contest. I saw this recipe and just had to try it. I left out the coconut and used 1 1/2 t vanilla and a half teaspoon of almond extract. The bayter is scrumptious! I am hoping they don’t eat it all tomorrow so I can bring some home!? But if they do, and I have a feeling they will, I’ll just have to make another one this weekend!

  5. Sue Frazier

    Baked this recipe today. Used Truvia Stevia Sweetner with Cane sugar in cake and added a little coconut extract to glaze. Great way to lighten the carbs and sugar. Still great texture and taste.

  6. Mary

    This sounds decadent. Have you ever tried adding a small can of drained crushed pineapple? Just wondering if it would make it too mushy

  7. Christine

    Recope was easy, but I put it in the oven at 915 and now at 11 it’s still not done. (325 in a convection oven, will try 350 next time)

  8. Jodi

    Such an easy great tasting cake. I’ve made this more than once in the past two weeks. It’s great with a slight weep line so I pull it out if oven a few minutes before it’s done.

  9. Bj Bodwell

    Shelley love this cake! But I was thinking about adding cocoa to make it kinda like an almond joy. Tried it but I don’t think I got the mix right. Not enough cocoa not sweet enough etc… can you help?

  10. Nathaly

    It was my first time ever baking a cake and it went fabulously. I had some minor problems like the cake sticking into the pan and also I think the pan I used was too small because it overflowed the pan. But regardless my mistakes, it turned out pretty delicious and moist. My family loved it!

  11. Lindsay

    I have picky kids who don’t like the texture of coconut. Can you leave out the coconut flakes and just use the coconut extract or would it throw off the measurements?

    1. Shelly

      I honestly have never made this cake without coconut. Shredded coconut absorbs a little moisture, but not a ton, so I think it would be ok if you left it out.

  12. Christina

    Made this cake last night. Super super yummy. I used coconut extract, and vanilla. Also made with glaze. Like the glaze but the hubby want a no glaze next time. I might try with cream cheese frosting next time. Loved it

  13. Molly

    I have this very same recipe except for one ingredient and that is baking soda instead of baking powder. Mine always turns out great and is my all time favorite pound cake recipe. What would using baking soda do?

  14. Amy

    Flavor of this cake is good using 1 tsp coconut extract + 1 tsp vanilla extract. I baked per the recipe instructions and this cake is DRY. I triple-checked that all the ingredients made it in – no errors there. I recommend doing a key lime glaze on top (2 tsp key lime juice + 1 tsp vanilla + 1 cup powdered sugar). Not sure how to fix the dryness but if it’s possible, this would be a tasty cake.

  15. Sheree

    Great!! Super easy & turned out DELICIOUS!! I added a little coconut extract to glaze & sprinkled crushed pecans on top. Yum!!!

  16. Melissa

    Holy goodness. Just made this cake and am absolutely in love with this recipe. I halved the glaze topping and added toasted coconut on top. I am in a coconut state of bliss. So glad to have tried this!

  17. Julia

    This is an amazing cake! I made the recipe as written and did not have any issues. I did use the vanilla/coconut extract combination and it was delicious!

  18. Julia

    This is an amazing cake! I followed the directions as written and did not have any issues. I did use the vanilla/coconut extract combination and it’s delicious!

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