Coconut-Pineapple Loaf Cake
adopted from Martha Stewart
- 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda + 1 teaspoon added w/yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup (8 ounces) Yoplait Pineapple Upside-Down Cake yogurt
- 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, drained well
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread coconut on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until lightly toasted, tossing occasionally, 6 to 10 minutes; set aside. Butter and flour a 9-by-5-inch (8-cup) loaf pan; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
- Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce speed to low, and alternately add flour mixture in three parts and yogurt in two (remaining 1 tsp baking soda divided between the two parts), beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix just until combined (do not overmix).
- Using a rubber spatula, fold pineapple and 1 cup coconut into batter. Spoon into prepared pan, and smooth top; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup coconut. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 65 to 70 minutes (cover pan with foil halfway through). Let cake cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan, and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.