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Bounty bars are one of my favorite candies and I’ve always wondered what it would be like if they were a bit larger because I just can’t seem to have enough of them. While browsing the internet looking for recipes that I can try to make, I happen to stumble upon this video tutorial by How To Cake It on YouTube! I was immediately excited because it’s exactly what I had been wanting to learn, and that is how to make a giant bounty bar version. I tried making it at home, too, and I wasn’t disappointed, I might even make it more often!
Bake the chocolate cake and trim off the top to straighten it, then create a template the same shape as bounty bars, place it on top of the cake, and cut out the shape. Cut the cake through in half to make two layers, then cover it generously with coconut simple syrup until moist, and set them aside. Prepare the Italian meringue buttercream, then add the cream of coconut to taste, and give them a good mix until combined.
Dollop the meringue on top of a cake layer, then spread it out evenly, and place another layer of cake on top nicely. In a separate large mixing bowl, add the shredded coconut and condensed milk, then mix them together until fully combined, and then place them on top of the cake. Shape and press it down gently as shown in the video, and place it in the fridge allowing it to chill until set.
Pipe some of the leftover frostings on top to imitate the signature mark of the bar, then melt the chocolate chips, and spread some on a Silpat making sure it’s the same size as the cake. Place the cake on top of the chocolate, then spread it upward nicely, and put it back in the fridge to allow the chocolate to set completely. Once ready, place it on top of the wire rack, then pour the remaining melted chocolate all over the cake, and allow it to set one more time before serving. Enjoy!
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