Sunday, November 18, 2012

Coconut Bread

We have this fabulous bread at our house.  It's another one of those 'old family recipes' that we just love.  Coconut bread.  I've always made it in a bundt pan - but it can also be made in regular loaf just looks so pretty when it comes out of the bundt pan!  I'm making some for Thanksgiving.  I think you should too!


4 eggs
2 c. sugar
1 c. vegetable or canola oil
2 tsp. coconut flavoring
3 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. buttermilk
1 c. flaked coconut
1 c. chopped walnuts (optional)

1 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
2 Tbs. butter
1 tsp. coconut flavoring
In a large mixing bowl beat the 4 eggs till frothy.  Add the sugar, oil and coconut flavoring and blend well.  Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Mix well, then slowly pour in the buttermilk and mix on slow speed until all ingredients are combined.  Fold in the coconut and nuts.  Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan and bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/4 hours.

Topping:  When you remove the cake from the oven, combine the first three topping ingredients together in a small saucepan and boil for 5 minutes.  Remove from the heat and stir in the coconut oil.  Slowly drizzle over the entire cake - allowing it to soak in before drizzling more on it.  Allow to set in the pan for 4 hours before removing from pan.  (tip - if you let it sit much longer than that - it becomes difficult to remove it from the pan.)

It's fabulous!  If you try it - let me know what you think!  We love it at our house.

1 comment:

Heather - Chickabug said...

This sounds so good! I love ANYTHING coconut, it's my absolute favorite. Thanks for sharing your family recipe! : )