Saturday, November 27, 2010


Lamingtons,very popular in Australia,is a sponge cake in the shape of a cuboid that is dipped in a sweet chocolate icing and then rolled in desiccated coconut.Enjoy as a dessert or serve with morning or afternoon tea.


Recipe taken from Huletts Sugar

* Prep. Time : 50 minutes
* Cook Time : 25 – 30 minutes
* Makes : 16 squares

 Vanilla Sponge :
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 cup Castor Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1 1/2 cup Flour, sifted
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Milk
Chocolate Coating :
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Hot Water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Butter OR Margarine
  • Desiccated Coconut, for coating 
Vanilla Sponge :
  • Whisk the castor sugar and eggs in a mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add the oil and vanilla essence, and mix well.
  • Add the sifted flour and baking powder to the mixture alternatively with the milk.
  • Pour the creamed mixture into a greased pan (I used 10" x 7" pan) and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 25–30 minutes or until golden brown. 
  • Allow to cool and cut into squares.
Chocolate Coating :
  • Heat the sugar, cocoa, butter and water until bubbly. 
  • Allow to cool, then dip the sponge squares into the sauce and roll in the coconut. 
    • Place the Lamingtons on a wire rack to dry and then store in an airtight container for several days. 
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