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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.

Ingredients
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 reader and baker who loves all things sweets! This site is for me to review books and share baking recipes. If you have any comments or recommendations, then please get in touch!

Discussion

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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