Lemon Coconut Bread
30 min
1 hr 50 min



1 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1/2 cup milk

3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt


3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted

3 ounces cream cheese, softened

3 tablespoons powdered sugar


1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice or milk


Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour bottom only of 8x4-inch loaf pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar, butter and eggs in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add 1/2 cup milk, 3 tablespoon lemon juice and lemon zest; continue beating until well mixed. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Reserve 2 tablespoons coconutset aside.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine cream cheese and 3 tablespoons powdered sugar in bowl until well mixed. Stir in remaining coconut.

  5. STEP 5

    Spoon half of batter into prepared pan. Drop teaspoonfuls of filling mixture evenly over batter. Spoon remaining batter over filling; smooth top with back of spoon.

  6. STEP 6

    Bake 50-55 minutes or until top is deep golden brown and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack; cool completely.

  7. STEP 7

    Combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar and enough lemon juice in bowl for desired glazing consistency. Spoon over bread; sprinkle with reserved coconut.

  8. STEP 8

    Slice bread. Serve with Butter with Canola Oil.

Tip #1

To toast coconut, spread coconut into single layer on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350°F, 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light golden brown. Remove from baking sheet. Cool completely.


9Fat (mg)
45Cholesterol (mg)
160Sodium (mg)
31Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)


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  May 16, 2015

Very tasty and moist. Loved the cream cheese and coconut center. Definitely recommend using lemon juice for the glaze instead of milk.

— says Teresa
  May 01, 2015

Very tasty easy to make. Really enjoyed the combination of the lemon and coconut tastes. Yum!

— says garridogal
  July 06, 2014

This bread is easy to make and is such a fantastic taste! Love it, keeping the recipe.

— says Pat
  December 13, 2013

Unsure about the cake when it came out of the oven but upon cutting, it was the fluffiest, wonderfully textured cake. Brought it in for a work morning tea and everyone loved it. It wasn't too sweet, which I like. Next time I would add a little more lemon juice. Overall, really pleased with this recipe.

— says Mary
  December 25, 2012

I've made this multiple times--several of those were by request. It always turns out perfect for me as long as I don't forget the coconut while it's toasting and burn it instead of toasting it.

— says Alisa
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