Hi all,

I am new to baking, and I have always wanting to bake my own pound cakes.

So, I googled pound cake recipes on the Internet.

I picked a pound cake recipe on: tasteofhome (Coconut Loaf Recipe)

Here is the original ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup 2% milk

1-1/4 cups flaked coconut

I tried this recipe 2 times.

First time, it was on last Sunday:

I didn’t use flaked coconut, so I left it out.

But I kept the rest same.

I baked it for 1 hour and under 350F, then, the pound cake came out dry,hard,and no taste to it at all.

So, (2nd time)

I just tried it again, with little bit of modifications to the original recipe.

1/2 cup butter, softened —-> salted butter 1min in the microwave.

1 cup sugar —-> 1.2cup+2.5tea spoon

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract —-> 2 teasppon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour —-> 1.5 cups

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt —-> 0

3/4 cup 2% milk —-> 1 cup

1-1/4 cups flaked coconut —-> 0

I baked it for 35minutes, under 350F.

So, the pound cake came out super dark, somewhat moist, and very greasy

:(

What did I do wrong?

Please help..

p.s

Both times, I added 2 teaspoons of Moist cake mix..