Delicious Lamingtons

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Total Time:
60-90 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 2 cups - flour
  • 2 tsp - baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp - salt
  • 1/2 cup - unsalted butter (If using salted butter, omit the salt mentioned above)
  • 3/4 cup - granulated sugar
  • 2 - large eggs
  • 1 tsp - pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup - milk
  • For the chocolate frosting:
  • 4 cup - confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup - unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp - unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup - milk
  • For the coating:
  • 2 cups - unsweetened desiccated coconut, finely ground

How to Make Delicious Lamingtons

  • Preheat oven to 180C. In a large bowl sift or whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Beat the butter until soft. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes).
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the vanilla extract and beat until combined. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and milk, in three additions, beginning and ending with flour.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with an offset spatula. Bake in preheated oven for about 25 - 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake in its pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Then place a wire rack on top of the cake pan and invert, lifting off the pan. Re-invert.
  • Once the cake has completely cooled, cut into 16 two-inch (5 cm) squares. Wrap the cake in plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours or even overnight (this is important).
  • Chocolate Frosting:
  • Place the confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder, butter and milk in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir the mixture until it becomes smooth and of pouring consistency.
  • To assemble Lamingtons:
  • Put the 16 squares of cakes on a wire rack that is placed over a baking sheet. Have the coconut ready on a large plate and the chocolate frosting.
  • Spoon or ladle the chocolate frosting over each square of cake, making sure you cover all sides. (It is best to do a few squares at a time).
  • With a small offset spatula or knife transfer the chocolate covered cake to the plate of coconut and roll the cake in the coconut, covering all sides.
  • Gently transfer the lamington to a clean wire rack to set. Repeat with the rest of the cake squares. Once the Lamingtons have set, store in an airtight container for several days.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Mareena's Recipe Collections