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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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Mini Coconut Pound Cakes

Yield 16 mini 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


  • 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


  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.


Recipe slightly adapted from Land O’Lakes.

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    12 Comments on “Mini Coconut Pound Cakes”

  1. That sounds delicious! I love pound cake, I’m sure it tastes even better in mini cupcake form! 🙂

  2. This is such a great idea. I am always trying to find dishes and recipes that are easy to make that my grandchildren will like. I am sure they will love these mini pound cakes. It is so easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Pound cakes I love. I tried cooking strawberry pound cakes as well. This looked simple at first but when I tried to cook eat, the simplicity just made it more delicious. You know my aunt is a pâtissière and I’m used to complex over- powering- flavored cakes but this one is really good. I am eating my Mini Coconut Pound Cakes as I am writing this comment. 🙂

  4. Looks amazing! definitely try these. I just started a blog on my baking adventures and suggestions are welcome 🙂

  5. I like mini cakes. Last week mum did some cherry mini cakes. I’ll let her know about this recipe.


  6. Jennifer, I have a couple of fresh coconuts to play with. Could I use that instead and adjust for sweetness or would it be too moist?

  7. Somehow having five minis feels so much more guilt-free than having 1 normal sized baked good. And that is why I love minis. These little pound cakes are going to make for a great summer treat!

  8. Oh I thought they were filled with jam (from the picture). I always wanted to make those …

  9. Mmmmmm, tasty!!! Yet again, a recipe of yours that I’d been dying to make since it was posted. I made them with unsweetened coconut, which is really finely ground that it’s powder-like, and a quarter teaspoon of salt. They’re quite moist and buttery. I’m going to take most of them to work, and I’m sure my co-workers will love them, too!

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