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Coconut Pecan Pound Cake

The Perfect Cake for Parties

Co-stars of ABC?s popular show "The Chew" cook meals from "The Chew: Food. Life. Fun."
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Try Daphne Oz's coconut pecan pound cake recipe. Glazed and dusted with powdered sugar, this cake is best enjoyed right out of the oven.

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  • 2 cups suggar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • For the glaze:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat oven to 350

    In a large bowl, combine the sugar and butter and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, approximately 3 minutes. Add in the eggs one at a time, until combined

    Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a sep bowl

    Add the dry ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk, in three parts to the batter and mix gently, until just moistened. Stir in the coconut and pecans. Pour the batter into a pound cake mold. Bake for 60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean

    For the glaze:

    Five minutes before the cake is finished baking, make the glaze by combining the water, butter and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for 5 min.

    Slowly pour half the syrup over the cake, invert the cake onto a serving plate and pour the remaining syrup over the top. Dust with powdered sugar. Let sit for 10 minutes and eat warm!

    Recipe courtesy Daphne Oz.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: water, butter, sugar

    Course: Dessert

    More Info: Kids Friendly

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