Friday, 18 July 2014

Chocolate Coconut Pound Cake

Chocolate Coconut Pound Cake - Rich, moist and chocolateyyy and melts in mouth ! Perfectly dense with a hint of chocolate, coconut flakes. So delicious and perfect with a big cup of coffee




  • 1 and 1/2 Cups of All Purpose Flour / Maida
  • 1/2 Cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 and 1/2 Cups of Granulated white sugar ( I powdered the sugar in mixer)
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2/3 Cup of Butter milk ( To make buttermilk  at home : Mix 2/3 Cup of milk + 3/4 tablespoon distilled white vinegar and set it aside for 10 minutes )
  • 1/3 Cup Coconut flakes / thinly grated coconut (I used grated fresh coconut )


1. Preheat oven to 170 C
2. Grease a 8 x 4 inch Loaf pan and set aside
3. In a mixing bowl, add All purpose flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, salt and whisk everything together
4. In a separate bowl, add butter, coconut oil , sugar and using a hand mixer beat on medium low speed until the mixture is creamy
5. Add one egg at a time and beat well before adding the next egg
6. Now beat the mixture for 5 to 6 minutes until the mixture almost doubles volume
7. Add dry ingredients we prepared at step number 3 in to the wet ingredients in 3 additions alternating with buttermilk ( beginning and ending with dry ingredients)
8. Pour the prepared cake batter in the greased loaf pan
9. Now spread the coconut flakes over the batter and gently press
10. Bake the cake in the preheated oven at 170 C for 1 hour and 15 minutes ( 75 minutes ) yes this cake took lot of time to bake. Important note : cover the cake with aluminium foil from the top after 40 minutes of baking to avoid burning coconut flakes. After 40 minutes, coconut flakes on my cake was perfectly browned
11. Let the cake cool in the loaf pan for 20 minutes
12. Invert the cake and slice and serve with a cup of coffee

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