Golden Tropical Coconut Bundt Cake – #BundtBakers

Golden Tropical Coconut Bundt Cake | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Are you ready to take a tropical vacation? I hope so, because that’s the theme for BundtBakers this month. Thank goodness, because I think we can all use a little bit of sunshine in our lives after months of being cooped up inside, hiding from the cold, and desperately trying to stay warm. I’m not sure this cake is going to help any of us be able to get into last year’s swimsuit, but we’ll have to worry about that later. Much later. Or maybe we’ll all just have to insist that robes are the new in thing when it comes to beach attire, so that we can hide our many flaws. Works for me.

Speaking of not fitting into things, I have an issue with decorative Bundt pans. They are just so darn adorable, but they are always smaller than the original Bundt pan that we’ve been raised on. So what happens when you fill that pretty little thing up? Well, let’s just say ovens start to smoke, fire alarms inevitably go off, and cats howl at the top of their lungs, because they insist the house is burning down. My advice is to pour a little bit of the batter into a separate little cake pan so that you have an extra cake to nibble on. Calories be damned. After all, it’s not like you’re going to be fitting into that bikini anytime soon.

Golden Tropical Coconut Bundt Cake | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Ingredients:

Pineapple Puree:

  • 2 Cups Fresh Pineapple, Cut into Small Chunks

Toasted Coconut:

  • 2 Cups Unsweetened Flaked Coconut
  • 3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 3 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 2 Tablespoons Pineapple Puree

Cake:

  • 2 1/2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 1/2 Cup Pineapple Puree
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 4-oz. Cream Cheese
  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 of Toasted Coconut Mixture

Pineapple Glaze & Decoration:

  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons Pineapple Puree
  • 1/2 of Toasted Coconut Mixture

Golden Tropical Coconut Bundt Cake | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Directions:

Pineapple Puree:

  1. Puree the fresh pineapple in a food processor for 1 minute.

Toasted Coconut:

  1. Cover a baking sheet in foil; set aside.
  2. Place all of the ingredients into a large sauté pan over medium heat.
  3. Cook for 7 minutes, or until toasted. Stir frequently to avoid burning.
  4. Spread the coconut out in an even layer on the baking sheet.

Cake:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the sugar, butter, and pineapple puree for 3 minutes of medium-high speed.
  2. Add each egg one at a time, mixing well in between each one.
  3. Add the sour cream and cream cheese, and then mix for 2 minutes.
  4. Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into the bowl, and stir with a silicone spatula till combined.
  5. Fold in 1/2 of the toasted coconut.
  6. Pour into a greased Bundt pan and bake for 50 to 65 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.
  7. Allow the pan to rest on a cooling rack for an hour before turning the cake out of the pan onto the same rack to finish cooling completely.

Pineapple Glaze & Decoration:

  1. Combine the powdered sugar and pineapple puree together until there are no more lumps.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled Bundt cake, and then top with the remaining toasted coconut.

Golden Tropical Coconut Bundt Cake | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Suggestions:

  • Make sure to use a very ripe pineapple when making this cake.
  • Do not use sweetened coconut in this recipe.
  • You may have a little bit of pineapple puree leftover and you may not. The glaze may take more or less pineapple puree, depending on how thick or thin you prefer your glaze.
  • Use a full size Bundt pan when making this cake, and place the Bundt pan on a foil lined baking sheet in case it overflows in the oven when baking.
  • Allow the cake to set for a few hours before serving, so that the glaze can set.

Golden Tropical Coconut Bundt Cake | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Improvements:

  • Add 1-teaspoon of vanilla to the cake batter.
  • Garnish glazed cake with poppy seeds.

Golden Tropical Coconut Bundt Cake

Golden Tropical Coconut Bundt Cake

Ingredients:

    Pineapple Puree:
  • 2 Cups Fresh Pineapple, Cut into Small Chunks
  • Toasted Coconut:
  • 2 Cups Unsweetened Flaked Coconut
  • 3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 3 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 2 Tablespoons Pineapple Puree
  • Cake:
  • 2 1/2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 1/2 Cup Pineapple Puree
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 4-oz. Cream Cheese
  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 of Toasted Coconut Mixture
  • Pineapple Glaze & Decoration:
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons Pineapple Puree
  • 1/2 of Toasted Coconut Mixture

Directions:

    Pineapple Puree:
  1. Puree the fresh pineapple in a food processor for 1 minute.
  2. Toasted Coconut:
  3. Cover a baking sheet in foil; set aside.
  4. Place all of the ingredients into a large sauté pan over medium heat.
  5. Cook for 7 minutes, or until toasted. Stir frequently to avoid burning.
  6. Spread the coconut out in an even layer on the baking sheet.
  7. Cake:
  8. In a large bowl, mix the sugar, butter, and pineapple puree for 3 minutes of medium-high speed.
  9. Add each egg one at a time, mixing well in between each one.
  10. Add the sour cream and cream cheese, and then mix for 2 minutes.
  11. Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into the bowl, and stir with a silicone spatula till combined.
  12. Fold in 1/2 of the toasted coconut.
  13. Pour into a greased Bundt pan and bake for 50 to 65 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.
  14. Allow the pan to rest on a cooling rack for an hour before turning the cake out of the pan onto the same rack to finish cooling completely.
  15. Pineapple Glaze & Decoration:
  16. Combine the powdered sugar and pineapple puree together until there are no more lumps.
  17. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled Bundt cake, and then top with the remaining toasted coconut.
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  • My gosh, that’s a beautiful bundt! I love the idea of the pineapple puree on top.

    • Colleen

      Thanks so much! This cake was soooooo good…and I’m not a cake girl!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks so much!

  • This sounds totally heavenly and your cake looks gorgeous! Beautiful photos too!
    I love the story about the overflowing pan. I’ve definitely been there! 🙂

    • Colleen Delawder

      I’m sure we all have Tux! Stupid cake pans!

  • What a pretty cake! Too funny about the smoke detector, darn cake pans should know we want more cake!!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Exactly Carlee!!!

  • Lara van Lingen

    What a beautiful cake, looks divine!!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Lara!

  • GlamistaHome

    Delicious, this combines two of my favorites Pineapple and Coconut. Sounds yummy. I pinned it. Thank you for sharing.

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks so much for pinning!

  • This has to be my favorite cake this month. Mostly because I failed at my coconut mango combo. LOL Stunning cake and thanks for giving me a recipe to try.

    • Colleen Delawder

      How sweet of you to say! So sorry your mango cake didn’t work out. Hopefully you’ll have much better luck next month!

  • Wendy Klik

    Pineapple and coconut…perfect tropical flavors in a gorgeous cake.

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Wendy!

  • Lauren Everson

    This cake just looks like a tropical vacation on a plate!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Lauren! I’m looking forward to warmer weather!

  • Laura@bakinginpyjamas

    Such a gorgeous cake!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Laura!