Incredibly moist, dense, and unbelievably good, this Coconut Bundt Cake is out of this world good and will completely knock your socks off. This is the best coconut cake I’ve ever eaten!
The other day at the gym my friend and I were talking about food, I mean isn’t that what you’re supposed to do at the gym 😉? It definitely made the time go faster aaand I left there with this amazing Coconut Bundt Cake recipe.
I’m in love.
Completely infatuated and head over heals in love with this cake.The first bite was utter coconut cake bliss. It’s sooo good! Like I want to hide in a closet and devour the entire cake good. It’s dense like pound cake, moist and has completely stolen my heart. With three sticks of butter, sour cream and coconut, how could it not?!I’m not sure if I should be mad at my friend for sharing this recipe or completely love her to pieces. I am sure that if all her recipes are this fabulous, she needs to share more of them with me.
My son Zach loved it and he’s never been a fan of coconut so I’m thinking even all you non-coconut lovers out there may be converted with this cake. . . I’m just saying.
In case you were wondering, this cake makes for a really yummy breakfast. If there was any left, I’d be having it again this morning.
- 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract (I use 2)
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 2 cups flaked coconut
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup heavy cream (or more if you want it thinner)
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1/2 cup flaked coconut (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Generously grease and flour a bundt pan.
In a medium bowl, mix flour and flaked coconut. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter & sugar. Add eggs and mix until mixture is light and fluffy. Add sour cream, baking powder and coconut extract. Mix well.
Add half of the flour mixture to creamed mixture, mix well. Add the remaining flour mixture and mix until well combined. Let cake batter rest for 5 minutes.
Pour into prepared pan. Bake for for 60 - 75 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool 25 minutes. Invert onto serving plate and frost with coconut glaze.
For the glaze: Mix ingredients together in a small bowl using a spoon or whisk. Pour on top of cake and let the glaze drizzle down the sides of the cake. Top with coconut, if desired.
Make sure you grease and flour your bundt pan really well. I would use shortening instead of cooking spray.
For better coverage and a thicker glaze, I always double the glaze recipe and I sometimes add a little more powdered sugar to make it thicker. I also toast my coconut for the top.
I think this cake is even better the second day, so I suggest making it the day before, wrapping it in plastic wrap and then frost it an hour or so before you serve it.