Bounty Cake

Saturday, 25 February 2012

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I used to love Bounty Bars* when I was a child and I've been thinking about making a Bounty cake for a while. I think I've cracked it with this recipe. I considered keeping the chocolate out of the cake and covering it with chocolate ganache so that it would resemble a Bounty Bar, but I decided to go for the easier, quicker, and less rich option of chopping it up and adding it to the cake. 
 It is just the sort of cake I like best. Moist, not too sweet, full of texture and interest. Easy to make too.

Bounty Cake

Cream together until light and fluffy
9 oz (250g) soft butter
9 oz (250g) caster sugar
Beat together in another bowl
4 eggs
Add the eggs a little at a time to the butter mixture beating well with each addition.
Fold in
4 oz (110g) desiccated coconut
4½ oz (125g) self-raising flour
Finally fold in 
4½ oz (125g) plain chocolate chopped into pea-sized chunks
1 tbsp of milk



Scrape the mixture into a greased and base-lined 8 inch (20 cm) loose-bottomed tin.
Bake at 185°c/165°c fan oven for 45-50 minutes. A skewer should emerge form the centre of the cake clean when it is done.


We were too greedy to wait for it to cool properly, the chocolate was still soft and luscious.
It's just as good when the chocolate has hardened.


* Bounty Bars are very similar to the American Mounds Bars I believe.

33 comments:

  1. That looks divine. I love Bounty bars.....

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  2. Sounds interesting! Is it very sweet?

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    1. No, as I said in the post, not too sweet.

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    2. sorry! I did read that but it had gone out of my head by the time I got to the end!

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    3. Alas, happens to me all the time!

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  3. Sounds delicious.. We can still get Cadbury bars, including Bounty, here in Canada :)

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  4. My daughter and hubby are huge fans of Bounty's and I am sure they will love this, thank you for another delicious recipe.

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  5. This is brilliant Sue ... an absolute must try

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  6. had a bit of a moment there - I thought you had made a cake from bounty bars and started to hyperventilate. Surely that's just too weird....'pea sized chunks' had me too. The vision of little greeniness is just too much.....or is it just me?? Damn that skim reading habit of mine. Now I've read the individual words, as normal people do, it makes more sense. Ha ha.

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    1. Now I simply must make a cake with Bounty bars and peas in it. I don't know what's been stopping me!

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  7. i love the look of your 'bounty bar' cake..definitely on my cake to do list..:)

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  8. looks fab, well done , I will try it out myself, thank you for sharing.

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  9. Yum ~ it sounds lovely. Definitely one to try out in the future :O)x

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  10. I love Bounty bars and this looks wonderful,as I am the only one in the family that does can I make a cake just for me!! I assume it would freeze?
    Sarah x

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    1. I'm sure it would freeze. Cut it into slices first.

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  11. I'm a Bounty girl too....yum! I think I'll try this one out although I'll probably have to eat it all myself...sad that!

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  12. That really sounds yummy! I used to make something similar but it also had ground almonds in it. I can't quite remember if it had coconut in it as well, I will have to dig out the recipe!

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  13. Oh goodness, that cake looks so delicious! I also love Bounty bars. When I was a child I would eat all the chocolate first, then feast on the coconut inside. But now? Have to go on a diet, so no cake for me!

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  14. This looks lovely! Once I can eat cake again (I have given it up for Lent) I may have a go at this! Thanks for posting :)

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  15. I love Bounty bars, so I will try this one, one of these days. Had a bit of a shock at first, I thought you used the bars in the cake and imagined it heavy and way too sweet. Relieved after reading the recipe !

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  16. That looks lovely. I cannot make it, however, because Mr Coffee refuses to eat coconut and that would leave FAR too much for me.

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  17. Please may a have a slice? It looks wonderful and this morning's been a challenge.

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    1. Do you really think there is any left?

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  18. Wow that looks delicious! I used to love bounty bars - and the idea of a bounty cake is just perfect!

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  19. Thank you Quince Tree - I have just put two of these in the oven (one is a thank you gift for a friend). I licked the mixture from the spoon and it tasted exactly like a Bounty. You will have made me a very popular lady this afternoon, when my children and their friends finish school.

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  20. Reporting back - I think this was actually the tastiest cake I have ever made. It will be a regular bake here now - you are my new hero!

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    1. Golly! Glad you liked it Mrs King.

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  21. I make a small cake remarkably like this from an ancient recipe I got from my Mum. It has glacé cherries in addition to the coconut and chocolate, so more like an Australian Cherry Ripe bar than a Bounty. Still good though.

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    1. I considered adding cherries but some of my family are not keen on them. We used to have something called a Cabana Bar which was like a Bounty with cherries. I wonder what happened to it?

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  22. checking in from San Francisco here... Bounty bars, in [what we call] dark chocolate or milk chocolate, were widely available in the the '80s and '90s. I was so sad when they disappeared! the Mounds bar is not nearly as delicious. but... happy day... they can be found here once again. must go to places that sell imported specialty foods, but they do exist again on this side of the Atlantic.
    I'd love to try this recipe, thanks!

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  23. I baked this little beauty on Sunday...so super simple to do....& the result is absolutely delicious!!

    My Hubby declared it the BEST cake I've ever made (& I've made a fair few!)...he LOVES cake so that is high praise indeed!!

    We loved it so much I put a link to the post on my FB profile so others could find their way to your lovely blog & try the recipe for themselves.

    Thanks you so much for posting this wonderful recipe for us all to share.

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