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Coconut Louisiana Crunch Cake

Irresistible Coconut Louisiana Crunch Cake—a dessert that captures the essence of Southern charm with every bite. Imagine a golden, buttery cake infused with the tropical flavor of coconut and finished with a delightful crunch that will tantalize your taste buds. This cake is a true celebration of textures and flavors, making it perfect for any occasion, from casual family gatherings to elegant dinner parties. Join us as we bring a taste of Louisiana to your kitchen with this scrumptious and easy-to-make recipe.

Step into the world of Southern baking with our Irresistible Coconut Louisiana Crunch Cake. This delightful dessert combines the rich, buttery goodness of a classic pound cake with the tropical flair of coconut, topped off with a delightful sugary crunch that adds the perfect finishing touch. Easy to prepare and even easier to enjoy, this cake is a must-try for anyone who loves a mix of flavors and textures. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just getting started, this recipe will quickly become a favorite in your dessert repertoire.

In our home, the Coconut Louisiana Crunch Cake has quickly become a family favorite. I remember the first time I made it—our kitchen filled with the enticing aroma of toasted coconut and buttery cake, drawing everyone in with eager anticipation. As we sliced into the cake, the satisfying crunch gave way to a moist, flavorful interior, and it was love at first bite. Now, this cake is a staple at all our family gatherings and celebrations. Each time I bake it, I’m reminded of that first magical experience, and it continues to bring smiles and joy to our table, making it a cherished part of our family traditions.

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Why This Coconut Louisiana Crunch Cake?

Incredible Texture: The combination of moist cake and crunchy topping creates a delightful contrast that keeps you coming back for more.
Flavorful: Infused with coconut, this cake offers a tropical twist that enhances its rich, buttery flavor.
Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether it’s a casual family dessert or a special celebration, this cake is sure to impress.

Tips For Coconut Louisiana Crunch Cake :

Ensure the cake is completely cool before glazing to prevent the glaze from melting off.
For an extra touch of flavor, toast the shredded coconut before adding it to the cake batter.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an indulgent treat.

Substitutions and Variations:

Use almond extract instead of vanilla extract for a different flavor profile.
Substitute walnuts or almonds for pecans in the crunch topping.
Add a tablespoon of rum or coconut liqueur to the glaze for an adult twist.

Make a Healthier Version:

Replace half of the butter with Greek yogurt to reduce fat content.
Use a sugar substitute like Stevia or monk fruit sweetener in the cake and glaze.
Opt for whole wheat flour or a gluten-free flour blend to make the cake healthier.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I make this cake ahead of time?

Yes, you can bake the cake a day in advance. Just keep it covered at room temperature. Glaze it just before serving.

Can I freeze this cake?

Absolutely! Wrap the cooled cake tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing. It can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

Can I use a different pan?

A bundt pan works best for this recipe, but you can use a 9×13-inch pan. Adjust the baking time accordingly.

How can I prevent the cake from sticking to the pan?

Make sure to grease and flour your bundt pan thoroughly. You can also use a baking spray with flour for extra assurance.

What if my glaze is too thick?

If the glaze thickens too much, reheat it gently over low heat, adding a tablespoon of milk if needed to reach the desired consistency.

Coconut Louisiana Crunch Cake

Recipe by Alexandra
4.7 from 3 votes
Course: All Word Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

10

minutes
Cook Mode

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Ingredients

  • The Cake:
  • 3 cups 3 cake flour

  • 1 teaspoon 1 salt

  • 1 teaspoon 1 baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 baking soda

  • 1 3/4 cups 1 3/4 sugar

  • 1 cup 1 salted butter (softened)

  • 4 large 4 eggs (at room temperature)

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon 1 vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon 1 coconut extract

  • 1 cup 1 buttermilk

  • The Coconut Topping:
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 granulated sugar

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 shredded coconut

  • The Glaze:

  • 2 cups 2 powdered sugar

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 butter (melted)

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 coconut extract

  • 3 3 -4 tablespoons heavy cream

  • Crafting Culinary Magic

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit.
  • Whisk together cake flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Cream the butter until creamy and almost white; add sugar and beat for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time, ensuring complete mixing before adding another.
  • Mix in sour cream and extracts.
  • Add flour alternately with buttermilk, mixing gently until just combined. Avoid overmixing for a soft cake texture.
  • Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt cake pan, sprinkle sugar on the bottom, and coat with shredded coconut.
  • Pour the batter into the pan evenly and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake for 5 minutes, then transfer it to a plate.
  • Creating the Glaze:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, melted butter, and extracts.
  • Gradually add heavy cream until you achieve the desired consistency.
  • Serving Suggestions and Notes
  • Drizzle the luscious glaze over the cooled cake for an extra touch of sweetness.

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