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Tropical Bounty Cupcakes

One of the most popular posts on my blog is one of the very first ones – the Snickers Cake. Ever since making it, I have wanted to try another ‘chocolate-bar-into-cake’ experiment but have never gotten around to it. I have just spent the weekend with my mum who has loved Bounty bars ever since I can remember, so I decided to take this exotic bar as my inspiration for delicious little coconut cupcakes with a milk chocolate topping.

The coconut cupcake recipe makes 12 and is adapted from 1001 Cupcakes, Cookies & Other Tempting Treats – a fantastic book with lots of interesting recipes and flavour combinations.

115g butter (softened)
115g caster sugar
85g self-raising flour (sieved)
85g desiccated coconut
2 eggs
4 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp baking powder
150g milk chocolate
Handful of coconut chips (or desiccated coconut)

Preheat the oven to 180C and line a 12-hole cupcake tin with paper cases. Soften the butter in a bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and mix together until combined. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases so that they are each about two-thirds full. Place in the oven and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until golden brown and well risen. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

Melt the chocolate either in the microwave or in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (ensure that the base of the bowl is not touching the water). Carefully spoon a heaped teaspoon of the melted chocolate on each cupcake and use a spatula to spread it over the top evenly (do not worry if it drips over the side – just adds to the effect!) Before the chocolate sets, sprinkle some coconut chips or a little bit of desiccated coconut in the middle. Allow the chocolate to set and then enjoy, imagining that you are on an exotic island somewhere basking in the sun 🙂


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I am a keen baker who loves all things sweets and yummy! This site is for me to share recipes, review a range of things which I love and generally share the baking joy. If you have any comments or recipes which you think that I would like, then please get in touch!


6 thoughts on “Tropical Bounty Cupcakes

  1. Oooh bounty cupcakes! I’ve been thinking about making these for a long while and they look FAB! I have that book too, can’t wait to make them!

    Posted by kerrycooks | June 17, 2012, 18:29
  2. I bet these went down well. I made CT, also a life long lover of bounties, a bounty bar cake for his birthday last year and he seemed reasonably pleased 😉

    Posted by Choclette | June 22, 2012, 15:41
  3. Mmm there is very little that is not improved by adding a bit of coconut!

    Posted by dillytante | October 7, 2012, 07:34


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