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Lamingtons

Description

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :40 Min

Cook Time : 25 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 5 Min

Ingredients

Serves : 15
  • 125g - unsalted, softened butter


  • 1 cup - caster sugar


  • 1/2 tsp - vanilla extract


  • 3 - eggs


  • 1 3/4 - plain, sifted flour


  • 3.5 tsp - baking powder


  • 1/2 cup - milk


  • 4 cups - icing sugar v all for icing ingredients


  • 1/3 cup - cocoa powder


  • 150ml - Boiling water


  • 3-4 cups - desiccanted coconut

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 180C or fan forced 160C
  • 2. Sift flour and baking powder together.
  • 3. Grease a 20 cm x 30 cm / 8" x 12" cake pan. Line with baking paper (parchment paper), leaving an overhang on all sides (to make it easy to remove).
  • 4. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium high speed until light and fluffy - about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
  • 5. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition so the batter is smooth, not curdled
  • 6. Add half the flour and gently fold to combine, then stir in half the milk. Repeat with remaining flour and milk.
  • 7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean
  • 8. Stand for 5 minutes then use the overhang baking paper to lift the cake out onto a wire rack and cool completely. 
  • 9. cut into pieces and freeze for 1 hour just prior to coating. 
  • 10. Combine the Icing ingredients in a heat proof bowl and mix until smooth. Should be a syrup consistency, but not watery. 
  • 11. Place coconut in a shallow bowl or pan with a largish surface area
  • 12. Place a piece of cake in the icing and roll to coat using 2 forks. Transfer it into the coconut and quickly roll to coat all over in coconut. Transfer to tray.
  • 13. Repeat with remaining sponges. 
  • 14. Stand for 1 to 2 hours, or until set. Then serve with tea and coffee!