July 3, 2009

Pineapple-Coconut Loaf

This recipe is delicious and easy to double. I brought it to our family get together.


Pineapple-Coconut Loaf

1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temp, plus more for pan
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus for pan
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, drained well

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread coconut on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until lightly toasted, tossing occasionally, 10 to 15 minutes; set aside. Butter and flour a 9-by-5-inch (8-cup) loaf pan; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

Use an electric mixer on high speed to beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce speed to low, and alternately add flour mixture in three parts and sour cream in two, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix just until combined (do not over mix).

Use a rubber spatula to fold pineapple and 1 cup coconut into batter. Spoon into prepared pan, and smooth top; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup coconut. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 65 to 70 minutes (cover pan with foil
halfway through). Let cake cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan, and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Keeps at room temp, wrapped in plastic, up to 2 days.

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7 comments

  1. I have a friend that is just going to looove this recipe.

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  2. Sounds yummy...I dearly love coconut!

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  3. This looks delicious Jan, I want to try this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  4. Yum... this sounds so delish! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. This looks So GOOD!! :D I can't wait to make it and try it.

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  6. This looks ridiculously delicious; like a piña colada in a loaf. In fact, I bet it would be good to pour some rum in while it's still hot, after you poke some holes into the loaf.

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Hope you like the recipe, and thank you for commenting.


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