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Coconut Loaf

This coconut loaf is moist and flavorful. I like it plain but can be drizzled with a glaze while still warm or with a dollop of whipped cream.

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons coconut flavoring
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  1. In a medium size mixing bowl cream butter with sugar.
  2. Stir in eggs and flavorings until well combined.
  3. In another bowl whisk together dry ingredients.
  4. Stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture alternately with the sour cream.
  5. Fold in coconut.
  6. Pour batter into a greased 8" x 4" x 2" loaf pan.
  7. Bake in a 350ยบ oven for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven, let cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pan.
  9. Serve warm or cold.


  1. Oh that looks so good and I just happen to have some coconut on hand that I have no idea what to do with...

  2. Oh dear, coconut is one of my weaknesses. This loaf looks like it would satisfy my craving and I may even give it a little chocolate drizzle. I just discovered your lovely blog and am now off to read more posts.

  3. mmmm...I know where I'm stopping by for breakfast today!! :)

  4. I'll be there soon. I knew that recipe was yours!

    1. Oh you did, Debs? What gave it away other than my name:)
      You know you are always welcome!!

  5. Oh yum! I'll be making this one for sure.

  6. Love anything coconut - how about coconut macaroons?!? Thanks for that recipe!

  7. just baked the loaf this evening - used greek style yogurt instead of sour cream - easy to make and very tasty

  8. Mmmmmmh - it sounds marvelous! Like a cake, which my Grandma made in my childhood.
    Thanks and Blessings, Siret

  9. This looks luscious! I love coconut also so I'll be making this. Thank you!

  10. Ummmmm, coconut one of my favorite flavors. This looks very good.

  11. I was just wondering if you had the nutritional values for this recipe? It sounds delicious!

    1. Sorry, I don't have the nutritional values for this recipe.

  12. Sounds very good and photo looks tasty too ;)
    For some reason I want to add a small can of chopped pineapple to this. I'll see if my husband would like that addition. LOL

  13. This is WONDERFUL!
    I made it last night. I made it with yogurt instead of sour cream, since I always have yogurt culture on hand. I also doubled the vanilla.
    I could hardly stop eating it!

  14. Baked this today. I love coconut. Very happy of the result. It looks exactly as the picture. Very tasty, very moist. Made 3x the recipe. Used 1 9x5x3 loaf pan and 2 6 inch round pans. One for me, one for the Bible Study, and 1 for my neighbor who cuts the grass on my side of the apartment we are renting. Thanks for the recipes here at MGCC. Each time I need to make or bake something requested,I can count on your blog. No need to drain my brain about the ingredients and measurements, because of MGCC. It is always a hit and success. Can't go wrong following the instructions. Again, Thank You, Thank you.