Mini Coconut Pound Cakes

Mini Coconut Pound Cakes are grab-and-go cakes that are perfectly portable and shareable!

Mini Coconut Pound Cakes served with raspberry preserves

I have a bit of a soft spot for mini desserts. Once you get past the adorable tiny-ness of them, there’s a practical side, too. Mini-size is usually my first thought when it comes to a portable dessert or dessert for a crowd. There’s no slicing and serving. Everyone can just help themselves to their own individual serving.

These little pound cakes are a new favorite for me that will likely see a lot of action this summer for cookouts, picnics, and such.

overhead view of Mini Coconut Pound Cakes on a wooden tray

I like the subtle sweetness of these little guys. The coconut adds a lot in the flavor column without overpowering the simple cake. The texture is just lovely, too, with a bit softer crumb than the standard pound cake.

My favorite thing about these mini cakes, though, may be the fun of serving them with various fruit preserves. Coconut and fruits go together so well that it’s hard to go wrong with a companion flavor. I served this batch with one of my favorites, strawberry-raspberry preserves. The preserves really bump up the sweetness and flavor and also provide a splash of summer color.

I made these in standard muffin pans, but you can go even more mini with mini muffin pans for bite-size cakes. Start by cutting the baking time by about 20-25% and then adjust as needed to get them perfectly baked.

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Yield: 16 mini cakes

Mini Coconut Pound Cakes

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Mini Coconut Pound Cakes are a sweet and simple dessert. Serve with your favorite fruit preserves for an irresistible treat!

Mini Coconut Pound Cakes served with raspberry preserves

Ingredients

  • 1 & 1/4 cups (250g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces (113g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup (59ml) milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/2 cups (180g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (85g) sweetened flaked coconut
  • fruit preserves, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line 16 standard muffin cups.
  2. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the sugar, butter, and cream cheese until light and creamy. Add the milk, eggs, and vanilla, and mix well.
  3. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add the flour and coconut, mixing just until combined.
  4. Transfer the batter to prepared pans, filling each cup 3/4 full.
  5. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  6. Serve with your favorite fruit preserves.

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from Land O’Lakes.

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