Lamingtons are delicious cakes and has its own beauty.Square pieces of sponge cake dipped in chocolate and coated with coconut is something that is irresistible. It is a simple cake.You can use any type of cake,white, sponge cake or pound cake,but just make sure that the cake has a firm texture and does not crumble when rolled in chocolate frosting. In Australia there are flat baking pan called lamington pans,but I used the regular 8" square pan.Try this home made delicacy,you will love it..
Recipe adapted from here
For the cake
All purpose flour- 1 1/2 cups
Baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp
salt- 1/4 tsp
Butter - 1/2 stick
Milk- 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence- 2 tsp
Icing sugar- 2 cup
Unsweetened cocoa- 3 tbs
butter 2 tsp
Milk- 1/3 cup
Desiccated coconut (unsweetened)- 1 1/2 cup
Baking the cake
Prepare pan and set aside.Use a 8" square pan. Grease and dust with flour.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degree F
Shift flour, baking powder and salt and keep aside.
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, Beat in egg one at a time till it is light and fluffy.
Add in the vanilla essence.Slowly add in half of dry ingredients and half of milk, do not over beat but just fold in. Continue this process till all the dry ingredients and milk is properly mixed.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for thirty minutes to forty minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let it cool in pan on a rack for ten minutes and completely cool on a cooling rack.
Cut cake into 4 cm squares. Refrigerate it for some time so that it gets firm.
To make the frosting: In a bowl mix in cocoa and icing sugar. In a sauce pan slightly warm butter and milk.Gently pour this mixture over the sugar mixture and whisk till it attains a smooth velvety texture. It should not be too runny.
In a separate plate keep coconut ready.
Place a wax paper on a cookie sheet and place a wire rack on top and now start assembling the cake.
Take one square piece of cake and dip in chocolate. Immediately roll on coconut and place on the rack.
If you are not comfortable dipping the cake then take spoon fulls and drizzle over the cake and spread with spatula. and then roll in coconut. Place this in fridge for some time to set. Lamingtons are ready to be served.
Hope you will all enjoy