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Home Sweet Home Bakealong 35: Chocolate and Coconut Cupcakes

July 13, 2015

We’re back around to the cupcakes and these are good’uns. The recipe is a nice easy way to make a normal base a bit more fun. There’s the added bonus that you don’t have to worry about pretty icing because the coconut covers it all. home sweet home chocolate coconut cupcake recipe bountyThe 60ml coconut milk in the icing is a bit annoying unless you use coconut milk on a regular basis, but I’m sure you could get away with a tiny drop of coconut essence if you wanted. However, I do like the fact that it gives just a fairy-light touch of coconut to the flavour rather that a great big malibu-esque thwack (not that I’ve ever sunk so low as to drink Malibu….of course…ahem)

bounty chocolate coconut cupcake recipe hummingbird bakery

Chocolate & Coconut (Bounty) Cupcakes
from Home Sweet Home by the Hummingbird Bakery

make 12-16 cupcakes

for the sponge
70g unsalted butter
170g plain flour
250g caster sugar
50g cocoa powder
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2tsp salt
210ml whole milk
2 large eggs
2-3 coconut chocolate bars (eg. bounty)

for the frosting
500g icing sugar, sifted
160g unsalted butter
60ml coconut milk

for the decoration
1-2 bounty bars
60g desiccated coconut (I didn’t weigh this out – just sprinkled)

Join Beckie and me in our Epic 100 part bakealong. Next up: Chocolate & Cherry Cheesecake Swirl Cake#HomeSweetHomeBakeAlong

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Joan Bland permalink
    July 13, 2015 9:43 pm

    These look like my kinda cupcakes! I really like coconut!

    • July 13, 2015 9:46 pm

      And you can’t tell how mis-shapen they are under all that icing!!!

  2. July 15, 2015 9:09 pm

    These look yummy. I complete agree about the coconut milk thing. I hate opening a big can to only use 60ml of the contents!

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