Coconut Pound Cake
This is a classic pound cake with coconut flavor—simple to make and even easier to love. Top with a simple powdered sugar glaze and more coconut for an impressive presentation, or slice and serve with macerated fruit. If you have leftovers, cut them into cubes and use in a trifle. Traditionally, pound cakes are made with a pound each of butter, sugar, flour, and eggs. So how does the cake rise without a leavener like baking soda or baking powder? Creaming the butter and sugar for 8 full minutes whips air into the batter, which causes the cake to rise in the oven. You’ll know the mixture’s ready when it’s very pale and fluffy.