Bounty Chocolate Coconut Cake
An easy, moist coconut chocolate cake topped with vanilla coconut buttercream frosting and chocolate coconut chunks!
- Cake batter:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ cup coconut cream/milk
- ½ cup regular dairy milk
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tsp coconut extract
- 1 cup coconut water
- 2 cups unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or seeds from 1 vanilla bean
- 3 tsp coconut extract
- 5 cups confectioner’s sugar
- 3 cups shaved sweetened or unsweetened coconut
- ¾ cup brown candy melts
- 1 ½ cups white candy melts
- white sprinkles
- Bake the cake:
- Place the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl and mix together.
- Add the coconut milk, regular milk, coconut oil, eggs, coconut extract and vanilla extract and mix with an electric mixer until combined.
- Slowly add the coconut water and mix until well combined.
- Grease and flour four 6-inch round baking pans.
- Divide the batter evenly between the pans and bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes in the pan, then turn onto a wire rack and cool completely.
- Make the buttercream:
- Beat the butter with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Add the coconut extract, vanilla extract and confectioner’s sugar one cup at a time, beating with each addition.
- Make the chocolate “coconut”
- Line a 9”x9” square dish with plastic wrap. Pour the brown candy melts into the dish and smooth the surface. Place the dish in the freezer for 10 minutes, or until it has hardened.
- Pour the white candy melts on top and smooth the surface. Cover the surface with the white sprinkles, then return the dish to the freezer while you assemble the cake.
- Slice the tops off the cakes to smooth the surface.
- Stack the cakes and spread some buttercream between each layer.
- Coat the cake in a thin layer of buttercream, called a crumb coat. This will catch any excess cake crumbs. Chill the cake in the fridge for 20 minutes.
- Coat the cake in a thick, generous layer of buttercream. Gently press desiccated coconut onto the entire surface of the cake.
- Use a sharp knife to crack the chocolate “coconut” into large and small pieces. Arrange the pieces on top of the cake and enjoy!
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