Today is Guy's birthday, and despite my plan to make a coconut cream pie, I changed courses yesterday and made this pound cake. You see, the last coconut cream pie I made for the blog went to him. And the one before that. And the one I was going to make yesterday but will probably make next week instead. And all the coconut products in the future. Last year it was the Bourbon Birthday, so this year it's coconut. Pound cake is always a winner, and this recipe was pretty easy, but it took FOREVER to bake. Oy. Someone commented on it taking two hours...I think it almost could have taken longer.
So it was sliced last night and Guy promptly burnt his tongue on an under baked section near the center. The knife came out clean, I swear. The rest was delivered this morning, with another half in the freezer ready to deliver whenever he starts to feel too thin.
Happy Birthday, Guy!
|Most of the easy ingredients.|
|The butter and cream cheese were left to mix for quite a while.|
|In went the sugar.|
|Then the eggs, one at a time. I never crack eggs directly into the batter...you never know when one might be less than perfect (have you ever had a bloody egg?).|
|After all the dry ingredients were added, I grabbed a spatula to make sure all the ingredients on the sides and bottom of the bowl were incorporated. It's a pretty heavy, but smooth batter.|
|Folded the coconut in by hand and then poured into the tube pan and into the preheated 325 degree oven. Set the timer for one hour and twenty minutes. Then another ten. Then another fifteen. Then I lost count. It was in for two hours for sure.|
|I didn't get a nice shot of the cake sliced, but it is quite tasty and looked perfect. I should have made some sort of glaze, or made coconut ice cream, but I was really bad at planning this week for some reason. I don't think he minded too much.|