A Delicious sweet Coconutty treat!
I’m sure like most of you, I like surprising my friends with little treats. Recently, I learned that Alison was a huge fan coconut… just like me, and so I decided to make her this easy, delicious coconut loaf.
I love that this loaf is loaded with shredded coconut, unsweetened coconut milk and an added bit of almond extract flavoring.
Serve this cake for breakfast, a quick afternoon pick-me up, dessert or as Alison confessed, a late night snack with a glass of almond milk… it’s the perfect compliment!
Coconut Loaf Cake
Jean Trebek’s Reliable Recipes/ insidewink.com
1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs (room temperature)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 cups unsweetened coconut milk (canned)
1 cup packed shredded coconut (sweetened)
1 cup confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar)
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk (canned)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Using an electric mixer, with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar for about 3 minutes on medium speed…mixture should be light and somewhat fluffy.
While the butter and sugar are beating, combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and give a mix to incorporate together with a fork.
Add in, one at a time, the eggs….beating just a bit after each egg, not too long.
Mix in both vanilla and almond extracts.
Turn the mixture to low and alternate flour mixture and coconut mil until combined. Do not over mix.
Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
Add in the shredded coconut to the batter and give in one more quick mix.
Prepare a loaf pan… I spray a loaf pan with Pam Baking spray.
Pour batter into the loaf pan, spread evenly, and bake for about 1 hour. The time will vary according to your oven, so make sure to check the loaf and make sure it’s finished.
The top will be a golden brown and the center comes out clean with a toothpick.
In a small bowl combine all the ingredients and whisk using a for until combined.
Pour over the bread once it has cooled for about half an hour.
Top the coconut loaf and glaze with shredded coconut.
Press down very slightly on the coconut flakes to ensure they adhere to the glaze.
Serves 6 – ENJOY!!
By JEAN TREBEK
Jean is a Professional Religious Science Practitioner, Reiki Master and Sound Healer. She grew up on Long Island, NY, and now lives in Los Angeles. She has two wonderful adult children, Matthew and Emily, with her beloved late husband, Alex. Jean enjoys taking long walks, watching movies, and traveling. She is very grateful for her family, friends, Luna (the dog) and good coffee.
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