How is it possible that it’s already Day 6 of the Twelve Days of Pound Cake Holiday Event?
Family, when they say time flies…
Today’s cake is an homage to a woman who adopted me as her own in 2002, when my life looked entirely different than it does now. I was nothing but an unfocused ball of energy and potential at that point, and she lovingly embraced me as I was.
I met her on Thanksgiving Day that year. I didn’t know then what she would become to me, and what we would become to each other, but looking back at the last nineteen years that we’ve shared as family, my heart is so full of gratitude and love that my eyes well up with tears.
This one is for my Mother-in-Law (my Mom). Who LOVES coconut cake. For whom I’ve made every iteration of coconut cake. She even gave me my first stand mixer! (You can read that story here.)
This one is hers. It was developed for her. My whole heart (and every bit of my baking science knowledge) went into this cake for her, and I can’t wait to serve it to her this holiday season.
You’re getting a piece of my heart with this recipe today, Family. I hope you love it.
Beginners Start Here
If you’re new to baking, or if your stand mixer is covered in dust, here are a couple of articles from the BwB site that will help you get off to a great start with this recipe!
- Meet Your Kitchen BFF–Your Digital Kitchen Scale!
- Technique Tips for the Best Pound Cakes (& Big News!)
- How to Cream Butter and Sugar (With New Video!)
- Baking 101: How to Measure Ingredients
- The Best Tools for Perfect Pound Cakes
- Knowing When to Stop a Technique
These resources are never mandatory reading, but they are super useful to help you understand the techniques that you’ll need to successfully execute this amazing cake. Happy Reading!
Important Tools Used in this Recipe
Below, you’ll find some tools that I used for this pound cake, as well as all of the pound cakes in this event. They’re what I use in my kitchen for just about everything that I bake. **I get paid a small commission if you purchase directly from some of these links, but they are truly amazing products that you’ll find in my kitchen.**
If you have them already, great! Think of this as a checklist to help you build the confidence that you’ll need to execute this recipe!
- Oven Thermometer
- Digital Food Scale
- KitchenAid Hand Mixer
- KitchenAid Stand Mixer (not an affiliate link)
- Nordic Ware Fleur de Lis Bundt Pan
- Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set
- OXO Spatula Set
Without further ado (my heart is about to burst), we are onto the recipe!Print
I seriously can’t believe that we’re halfway through our twelve day event! I truly hope that you’re loving it so far, and that you’ve seen some of your favorites!
I love you Mom. ❤️
See you all tomorrow!