Saturday, 26 July 2008

Bounty (Chocolate Coconut) Cupcakes

Woo it was baking time again, its the first time I've been able to bake since I was back from my holiday and I decided I would do something rich...yet exotic, so I decided to try a "Bounty" (chocolate bar) but in cupcake form: it's a coconut cupcake topped with chocolatey buttercream and then I decided to try something different for decoration. To make my cupcakes I had a brand new hand held whisk, eventually, I've been wanting one for ages and kept thinking that my old one was going to break/melt down in the middle of baking...smoke was actually coming out of it! Anyway for decoration I melted some white chocolate and piped it onto greaseproof paper in different shapes and let them set in the fridge/freezer and then placed on top of the cupcakes. I definately think I will be trying this again, it gave the cupcakes a much better look although...when I was trying to take pictures..because it was actually hot in England..yes hot...it started to melt the white chocolate shapes because they were so thin and a few of my palm trees ended up snapping. Boo hoo, poor palm trees! I managed to salvage quite a few though and still managed to get quite a few good pictures. Enjoy.




My new whisk!



Ingredients Needed



Lightly beaten eggs



Whisking in the flour and the milk



Folding in the coconut



Filling cupcake liners



Cupcakes ready to be decorated



Bountyiful Cupcakes!


Bounty Cupcakes
Makes 14


Coconut Cupcakes
190g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
170g butter
200g white granulated sugar
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
120mk milk or coconut milk
100g dessicated coconut
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat the oven to 175C and line a muffin tin with liners.
2. In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
3. In a separate bowl beat the butter until light in colour and then in a steady stream add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes.
4. Add the slightly beaten eggs to the butter/sugar mixture, a tablespoon at a time, beat until smooth and shiny to avoid curdling.
5. In 3 additions, add flour mixture, alternating with the milk, whisking on a low speed, be careful not to over beat, until just incorporated.
6. Beat in the vanilla extract and fold in the coconut lakes.
7. Spoon the mixture into the liners until 3/4 full and bake for 20mins or until a toothpick is inserted into the centre and comes out clean.
8. Allow to cool for 25 minutes on a wire rack.

Chocolate Buttercream
360g icing sugar
125g butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons heavy (whipping) cream
2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1. In a large bowl whip the butter and the icing sugar until creamed. Add the vanilla and whipping cream. If you feel like you need to add more cream to reach your desired consistency, do so by adding it by the teaspoon, testing the buttercreams cosistency every few seconds.
2. Once the desired consistency has been achieved add the cocoa powder.
3. Pipe or spread onto cakes.



4 comments:

Mara said...

These are so fun! I also like playing around with the chocolate...it is hard to make them thicker so they hold up better and yes, they are delicate still. Fab job though!

Elyse said...

I was just scrolling through all of your yummy treats and stumbled upon this treasure! I cannot wait to try these. When I studied in London, Bounty bars were my favorite candy, but I've had difficulty finding them back in the States! Our "Mounds" bar just isn't the same. I can't wait to try these cupcakes and bring back the memories!

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