Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks


This Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake is super easy to make and one of our favorites! This pound cake is made in a loaf pan and its perfect for just a few people. It’s wonderful with coffee and would be great for a brunch gathering. Pound cakes are dense cakes and this cake is made with cream cheese and eggs so that is going to make it moist and dense. If you love coconut you should definitely give this cake a try!

Coconut cream cheese pound cake simple ingredients:


Cream cheese, softened

White granulated sugar


Coconut extract

All-purpose flour

Baking powder

Flaked or shredded sweetened coconut


I used parchment paper in the pan when I made this because I wanted to make sure it didn’t stick to the pan. I have found that pound cakes or any heavy cake has a tendency to stick and this helps that process. I also like to toast some coconut to sprinkle on the top of this cake too, but it is absolutely not necessary.

Recipe Feedback: “This was delicious!!!! I did added some chopped pecans, but otherwise made it exactly as the recipe stated. WONDERFUL!!!” -Mae

“This was absolutely out of sight delicious! I love the heavy texture!” – Linda

Please remember the batter will be thick, you do not want to over mix a pound cake. Full printable recipe in recipe card below.

If you love pound cakes you will also love this one!

Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks


Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

The Southern Lady Cooks
This Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake is so delicious. This cake is made in a loaf pan and is wonderful served with fruit on top or even with ice cream.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf cake


  • 1/2 cup butter or 8 tablespoons or 1 stick softened
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup flaked or shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup milk


  • Beat butter, cream cheese, sugar and eggs with mixer. Add coconut extract. Whisk together flour and baking powder.
  • Add to creamed mixture and continue beating while adding coconut and milk.
  • Generously spray a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Pour in batter. (Batter will be thick) Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 1 hour 10 minutes, checking for doneness as ovens vary. Makes 1 loaf. Can sprinkle toasted coconut on top.


To toast 1 cup of coconut spread on baking sheet in 325 degree oven for about 6 to 7 minutes. Shake pan a couple times to keep coconut from burning. Toast to a golden brown.
Keyword Coconut Cake, cream cheese pound cake
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  1. Charlotte Driggers says:

    Love everything! Thanks

  2. Theresa Christensen says:

    I saw this recipe and had to make it! Had all the ingredients on hand. I replaced the milk with coconut milk. It is heavenly. Will try baking in smaller loaf pans to give as gifts.5 stars

  3. Mary Olson says:

    Just came here to say that I was pretty much done making this when I realized I didn’t have coconut extract (I don’t know that I’ve EVER had any!), so I subbed pineapple flavoring I had on hand and it came out great! Though who would have pineapple extract on hand is a legit question.5 stars

  4. Kim Schwartz says:

    PLEASE HELP! I found your recipe for the coconut cream cheese pound cake. It looks incredible! I wanted to make it in the morning. I can not find pure coconut extract ANY where! Can I use almond extract? Will it still taste wonderful? Please advise ASAP! Thank you! Some howmy original message posted and then disappeared? I hope this one works!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You can certainly use almond extract. I would assume it would taste fine. It won’t have as much of a coconut flavor but I’m sure the cake will still taste good.

  5. The Southern Lady says:

    You can use whichever you like.

  6. I was in the process of making this, and didn’t want to ruin it by making it in the bundt pan, so didn’t do it this time! I could only find 1 loaf pan, but I needed to use up 2 cream cheese blocks. . Borrowed a loaf pan from my daughter. It smells amazing and I can’t wait to try it. Just waiting for them to cool.5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Wonderful! I hope you love this recipe, it’s one of our favorites.

      1. Lana Hodges says:

        Hope this doesn’t sound strange to you, but could I make the Coconut Cream Cheese Pound cake without the coconut? Cake sounds so divine, should I add vanilla, and would like to add pecans. Have I destroyed your lovely recipe? Thanks so much!

      2. The Southern Lady says:

        We have 9 other pound cake recipes, and I would highly recommend making one of those if you don’t like coconut. You can certainly try this cake without it, but I have no clue if it would work or even taste good. Thanks!

  7. Can this be doubled and baked in a bundt pan?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have never tried doubling this recipe, so I really can’t advise you except to say I would think you could do that.

  8. This was absolutely out of sight delicious! I love the heavy texture! ❤️5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much Linda! So happy you enjoyed this recipe and thank you for letting us know. Have a great weekend.

  9. The Southern Lady says:

    The recipe is correct as written, Joyce.

  10. Shirley Furlong says:

    I love pound cake, by itself or in desserts such as shortcakes and trifles. If I add toasted coconut on top of the Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake is it better to sprinkle on top before baking or add it after it has cooked? I will make this cake either way as it sounds delicious.5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You add it after it is cooked, Shirley.

  11. How much Coconut oil do you use?

  12. The Southern Lady says:

    I have not tried it using a mix, Evelyn.

  13. Thanks for the recipe! Just made it this afternoon and loved it. I see muffin potential…5 stars

  14. I am anxious to try this cake. I tried the cheese Danish and my family loves them

  15. This was delicious!!!! I did added some chopped pecans, but otherwise made it exactly as the recipe stated. WONDERFUL!!!5 stars

  16. Debora Bowman says:

    Thank you…!!!!