Coconut Lime Pound Cake

Soft and citrusy, a slice of this coconut-glazed pound cake hits the spot for breakfast or dessert. It’s a sweet and scrumptious treat!

Coconut Lime Pound Cake – Soft and citrusy, this coconut-glazed pound cake hits the spot for breakfast or dessert. | thecomfortofcooking.com

These days, most of my meals are rushed – breakfast, especially. My morning meal goes by in the blink of an eye before baby wakes up, and somehow, my 15-minute window has dissolved into nanoseconds. But, what keeps my breakfasts super speedy? Having slices of soft, yummy quick breads on hand – they really live up to their name!

I’ve baked all kinds of breakfast breads and pound cakes over the years. Lemon-blueberry and cranberry-orange are longtime favorites (you can find those and more here). For the warmer months, though, I was in the mood for something a little brighter, sunnier and… limey-er?

From cocktails to sweet treats, I can’t get enough of that summery citrus!

Coconut Lime Pound Cake – Soft and citrusy, this coconut-glazed pound cake hits the spot for breakfast or dessert. | thecomfortofcooking.com

Coconut Lime Pound Cake – Soft and citrusy, this coconut-glazed pound cake hits the spot for breakfast or dessert. | thecomfortofcooking.com

Every slice of this buttery soft pound cake is heaven on a plate. Or, just in your mouth if it doesn’t quite make it to a plate. No need to be civilized about this.

Since the cake isn’t overly sweet, a creamy coconut-lime glaze is the perfect finishing touch. Before the glaze sets, sprinkle it all over with shredded coconut for a fun look! It’s not only a beauty but absolutely scrumptious for breakfast or dessert – and the slices freeze well, too! Wrap individual slices in plastic wrap, place in a tightly sealed plastic bag, and microwave for a delicious morning treat.

Coconut Lime Pound Cake – Soft and citrusy, this coconut-glazed pound cake hits the spot for breakfast or dessert. | thecomfortofcooking.com

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Coconut Lime Pound Cake

Yield: Makes 1 pound cake (8 servings)

Ingredients:

For the pound cake:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Zest of 2 limes
Juice of 1 lime
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

For the glaze:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Juice of 1 lime
2 teaspoons coconut extract
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream, half-and-half or milk
Shredded coconut, optional

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 × 4- inch loaf pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Coat with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add yogurt, eggs, vanilla, lime zest, and lime juice; blend until smooth. Add flour and baking soda; mix on low speed until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 60-80 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow cake to cool completely on a wire rack.

After cake has cooled completely, prepare the glaze. Using a hand mixer, mix powdered sugar, lime juice, coconut extract, and heavy cream in a medium bowl until smooth and pourable. Pour glaze over the cooled cake, using a rubber spatula to spread the glaze evenly. Sprinkle with shredded coconut if desired. Allow to cool completely before slicing. Store in an airtight container, up to 5 days.

Enjoy!

Adapted from Crème de la Crumb

      

32 Responses to “Coconut Lime Pound Cake”

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    Pat — June 30, 2014 @ 2:24 am

    This recipe sounds wonderful! Great flavor combination. Wouldn’t it be nice to have cake (or pie, or cookies) for every meal and not worry about calories! I love your photos. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

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    Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe — June 30, 2014 @ 4:07 am

    This looks like the perfect fresh and citrus-y summer dessert! I didn’t know I could freeze cakes once they’re cooked so this sounds amazing to me! No more rushing in the morning!

    xo, Elisa

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 30, 2014 @ 5:23 am

    This cake looks refreshing and delicious! Great recipe!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — June 30, 2014 @ 5:25 am

    This is insanely pretty, Georgia! And the flavors sound like summer perfection!

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    Jules @ WolfItDown — June 30, 2014 @ 5:45 am

    Mmmm yes, I’d gladly have me a slice of that for breakfast any day! I only need a lime at hand and I could whip this up with cupboard ingredients :D I love the fact that you haven’t made it too sweet either, I prefer it with a bit of zing to accompany it :D Ah, I remember whenever granny would make lemon cake, with a super tangy and sweet drizzle – SO good (*starts singing* So good, I’ve gotta-you, buh-ba-buh buh-bu-bam AO!) Happy Monday Georgia, I hope you have a lovely start to your week :) x

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    Monica — June 30, 2014 @ 7:19 am

    Hope all is well with you and baby! This pound cake looks wonderful. I love having this kind of cake/bread around for quick breakfast or snacking.

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — June 30, 2014 @ 7:44 am

    There’s something about citrus desserts in the summer that I just love, chocolate kind of goes out the window for me. I love something refreshing, and coconut makes this especially summery!

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    Consuelo - Honey & Figs — June 30, 2014 @ 9:15 am

    Oh yum, I would love me a slice of this for breakfast tomorrow indeed! It looks super soft and moist, and the flavor combo really hits the spot – so summery!
    Hope you get some relax time soon Georgia! <3

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    RavieNomNoms — June 30, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    Coconut and lime go so well together don’t they?! Amazing recipe!

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    Angel Reyes — June 30, 2014 @ 10:39 am

    This has to be THE definition of foodporn. Gorgeous, mouth watering pictures my friend!

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef — June 30, 2014 @ 11:03 am

    this sounds absolutely awesome! i love coconut & lime so so much :)

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    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — June 30, 2014 @ 12:04 pm

    Yes yes yes!!! I’m such a fan of pound cake, and this coconut lime pound cake looks fabulous!!

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    Gaby — June 30, 2014 @ 12:12 pm

    Coconut and lime = best combo ever!

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    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen — June 30, 2014 @ 12:13 pm

    Lime and coconut are the perfect combo (and, I promise I won’t start singing the song) :) This is a great creation, Georgia!

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    Ashley — June 30, 2014 @ 12:18 pm

    Coconut and lime is one of my favorite combos! This pound cake looks ridiculously good. I love having baked goods like this on hand for breakfast / snacking!

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    Jaclyn — June 30, 2014 @ 12:20 pm

    This looks so dreamy! I love this flavor combo!

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    MB @ Bourbon and Brown Sugar — June 30, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

    Georgia… This looks completely amazing! My teenagers will love it! Pinned :)

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — June 30, 2014 @ 3:31 pm

    oooo I love the flavor combo here, and pound cake is the best. Love this!

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    Tieghan Gerard — June 30, 2014 @ 10:41 pm

    I love this combo and it’s such a pretty cake too!

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — July 1, 2014 @ 12:57 am

    If this is breakfast at your house, I’m moving next door. :)

    When you have a new baby everything you eat must be done with one hand.

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    Medeja — July 1, 2014 @ 5:15 am

    Must try this cake! Thanks for the recipe, it looks really good :)

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — July 1, 2014 @ 9:49 am

    Bright citrus is perfect for the summer. This bread looks delicious.

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    John@Kitchen Riffs — July 2, 2014 @ 10:50 am

    I love citrus! I’m a lemon freak, but lime is a close second. And coconut? Yes, please. So you have a couple of my favorite flavors going on in this great looking pound cake. Thanks for this.

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    Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! — July 2, 2014 @ 11:27 am

    If this doesn’t scream summer then I don’t know what does :). This pound cake looks so light and features some of the best flavors, of course. Love!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — July 2, 2014 @ 4:28 pm

    You are my new best friend. I love this recipe and the flavors you combined.
    Look how summery and beautiful it turned out. It’s a show stopped without being out of my ability as a cook. Well done!

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    Choc Chip Uru — July 3, 2014 @ 6:26 am

    I am a citrus freak, absolutely love it! Therefore I love this pound cake too of course :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — July 3, 2014 @ 7:22 am

    Just beautiful! Pinned to our coconut board!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    marcie — July 4, 2014 @ 11:11 am

    Isn’t it crazy how you have to eat so fast when you have little ones around? I don’t think I tasted anything the first 3 years when my kids were little! haha This pound cake looks so scrumptious, and I love the coconut-lime combo. Have a wonderful Fourth, Georgia! :)

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    Bam's Kitchen — July 4, 2014 @ 10:42 pm

    This is the perfect breakfast so you can carry a slice of this delicious bread in one hand and your sweet little precious one in the other. Have a super weekend. BAM

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — July 5, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

    This is the perfect bread to wake up to on a busy morning – and once your baby is a bit older I’m sure she’ll appreciate quick breads too :) Love the flavour combination!

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — July 6, 2014 @ 9:43 pm

    This looks like summer perfection!!! I want a slice!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — July 8, 2014 @ 9:48 pm

    Gorgeous pound cake, I love the coconut lime pairing!

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