Ingredients & Directions

1 cup butter, softened
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3 cups white sugar
6 eggs
1 tsp coconut extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
2 cups coconut flakes

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease two 9” bread pans.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese until well blended.
Add sugar, beat until light and fluffy.  Blend in the eggs one at a time.  Then add coconut extract.  Mix in flour and baking powder until just moistened.  Stir in coconut flakes.  Spoon batter into prepared pan.

Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes in the preheated oven until a pick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack.
Serves approx. 8 – 10 people.

Recipe adapted by blog chefs