Pina Colada Pound Cake

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I think I have a habit of wanting to turn my favorite alcoholic beverages into desserts.

This cake is gorgeous. And huge. And if you can’t eat it all? I understand. Make big slices, wrap them individually in wax paper (or parchment). Put the individually wrapped slices in a ziploc or air-tight container and freeze them. Bring them out of the freezer to thaw (about one hour) and enjoy. 

My freezer is stocked right now with baked goods…who’s coming over for coffee?

Yield: serves 12

Pina Colada Pound Cake

Pina Colada Pound Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes


For the Cake:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 tsp rum flavoring

For the Glaze:

  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp rum flavoring
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut (toasted)


  1. Toast coconut by laying on baking sheet and putting in a 225 degree oven. Bake for 20-30 minutes, turning every ten minutes until golden brown. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add in sugar and rum flavoring, beating until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Slowly add flour mixtures to mixing bowl, alternating with sour cream until fully mixed. Fold in crushed pineapple.
  4. Pour into a well greased and floured bundt pan. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 85-90 minutes. This makes a very big cake that will puff up over the top of your pan. It's okay.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool about 15 minutes in pan. Invert onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  6. For the glaze, whisk the milk, rum and powdered sugar until smooth. Drizzle on cooled cake and immediately sprinkle with toasted coconut. ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 622 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 127mg Sodium: 144mg Carbohydrates: 100g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 74g Protein: 7g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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60 comments on “Pina Colada Pound Cake”

  1. Oh my yummy goodness!! I just bought my first bundt pan a few days ago so I think this pound cake might just be the thing I need πŸ™‚

  2. Problem? No. Gift? YES.

    I love anything and everything alco–I mean, pina colada-based. Can’t wait to try this–thanks for sharing!

  3. Did you say coffee?! I’m there! πŸ˜€ I love the look of pound cakes and bundt cakes, so fancy!

  4. “I think I have a habit of wanting to turn my favorite alcoholic beverages into desserts.” — me too! And I actually use real rum not just flavoring — haha! May as well FULLY enjoy things πŸ™‚

    This cake looks great. Ive made pina colada cookies, and last week made Malibu Rum Fruit Loops Treats and have made dark rum oatmeal raisin cookies – girl, I am a FAN!

  5. Oh my! I love anything with coconut. Even better with pina colada.

  6. I wish I had a piece of this cake right now!

  7. Leftovers? For this cake? I’m sorry, but I don’t understand.

    I want to eat the whole thing! So luscious and coconutty.

  8. Okay if that is the case I’m putting in my request for anything that tastes like peach schnapps! (Half joking, half super serious) haha :O)

  9. Oh and I forgot to add -that looks delicious!! Pinning this πŸ™‚

  10. *Best Shrek voice* “Pick me, oh pick me!” I’d be straight over for a tea (coffee = eww) and some baked goods. Or skip the tea and we’ll just eat enough of this to p-a-r-t-a-y!

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  11. Don’t forget about baileys cake!!!! Totally yummy!

  12. what a great idea to turn a wonderful drink into an edible dessert! this looks gorgeous, I love how perfect the bundt came out!

  13. Holy gorgousness!! (Is that a word?, if not it should be) this cake makes me speechless. Just simply beautiful and yummy!!

  14. I see no problem at all:-) and yes, I’m headed over for coffee and a huge piece of this fabulous cake again!!! It was incredibly delicious:-)

  15. I am all about turning my favorite alcoholic bevs into desserts. Hello margarita cupcakes! Pineapple, coconut, rum… three of my favorite summer things. This cake makes me want to make a mad dash for the beach and sip on some fruity cocktails – and dive straight into a huge chunk of it. πŸ™‚

  16. Sounds like it’s perfect for what I am after. Yum!

  17. My husband’s favorite dessert is a coconut pound cake. I love the pina colada twist to it!

  18. I like to think that, if the apocalypse hits, I will be well stocked in frozen desserts. This cake would be a good addition!

    • You and me both sistah!
      Our power went out a few weeks ago and a neighbor said, I hope it stays out long enough that Shugs pulls all her baked goods out of the freezer.
      People are catching on to my shenanigans.
      Who says that? Shenanigans.
      Tough word to spell too!

  19. That looks amazing! I am printing the recipe to make the next time we have friends over.

  20. You caught my attention with Pina Colada! It looks delicious πŸ™‚

  21. Alcohol mixed with cake…how could that possibly be a bad thing?

  22. Oh, I’ve never had this flavor Pound Cake before, sounds yummy. Will have to try it out.

  23. I’ve been looking at your FB page for this cake for the past few days. It looks amazing. I love Pina Coladas.

  24. I am loving this pound cake! Pina Colada?! I can only imagine how delicious this must taste! πŸ™‚

  25. This looks delicious!! I would love for you to link up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. The party is still open until Sunday night.

    Thanks, Nichi

  26. be careful, you might find a bunch of ladies at your doorstep for coffee! haha

  27. I see no problem whatsoever in baking your favorite cocktail! I LOVE bundt/pound cakes. And that’s a great suggestion about wrapping individual slices to freeze! Now that you offered….we are all coming over for coffee! Looks scrumptious! : )

  28. OMG this looks sooo divine. I must make it! Would love for you to come visit my Get Social Sunday link party and show off your awesome blog!

  29. oh how I could go for a piece of this right now!!

    Thanks for linking up this week! I’ve featured your post in my wrap up! Have a great rest of the weekend!

  30. This looks so good. Thanks for stopping by Posed Perfection for a visit this week and leaving me a sweet comment about the Chocolate Yummies. I hope you’ll stop by again soon. Have a great week!

  31. Amy

    Oh, YUM!! I’m such a sucker for Pina Colada…mmmmm. This looks so delicious…I just want the whole cake and a fork, lol. Would you consider sharing it here?

  32. Stunning! I can’t wait to make it. Pound cake + Pina Colada = Heaven


  33. This looks amazing! I love pina coladas, so in a cake? Sign me up!

  34. Oh wow, I’m loving this cake!! Yeah, I love liquor too in cakes..(might be a problem, but who cares, lol)I love it that you can freeze it too. I just bought a gorgeous bundt cake pan with great Autumn designing on top of it, so I supose your pound cake would come out awesome from it! Will let you know for sure! Have a great week.

  35. That looks fantastic. The perfect thing to fix for a holiday brunch. It will be that time of year before we know it!

  36. Anonymous

    Just baked this – it’s cooling now. Smells SOOO good! Taking it to work tomorrow, so i have to wait to taste it……if I can πŸ™‚

  37. Lynn

    Very good. Nice crunch to the top and good flavor to the cake. I added some coconut and vanilla extract and put some of the toasted coconut in the batter. I baked in two 8×4 loaf pans. I’m going to try grilling it and serving it with vanilla ice cream instead of the glaze because I’m not much on the sweet glaze.

  38. Can I use real rum instead of the extract?

  39. Kathy

    Can I toast the coconut the day before? I am making this for a co-workers birthday…can’t wait to try this!

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  41. Lindsay

    I made this and it was horrible! Not only did the cake weigh about 5 lbs but it took f.o.r.e.v.e.r to cook. Much longer than the suggested 90 minutes. I strongly do not recommend making it. I had to throw this very expensive cake away.

  42. One of my goals for 2014 is to bake a new pound cake each month of the year. When I found your recipe for the Pina Colada Pound Cake, I knew I’d give it a try during the summer. Well, my cake turned out as beautifully as the one pictured and tasted delicious! I posted my success on my blog and encouraged others to check out your recipes. I know I’ll be trying some more.

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  44. cecile

    did not like this at all….was so dry and crumbly when I tried to cut it….was too big to.
    will not made this again. flavor not so good either. sorry folks.

  45. Anonymous

    This wAS INCREDIBLE GONE IN TWO AND A half days will b making this one alot

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