Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Lamingtons


Lamingtons

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

Ingredients
For the cake
All purpose flour- 1 1/2 cups
Baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp
salt- 1/4 tsp
Egg -2
Butter - 1/2 stick
Sugar-3/4 cup
Milk- 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence- 2 tsp

Chocolate frosting
Icing sugar- 2 cup
Unsweetened cocoa- 3 tbs
butter 2 tsp
Milk- 1/3 cup

Coating
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.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy

Assembling

48 comments:

  1. i didn't know they were called laming tons.. looks superb :).. i remember seeing something like this in bakeries!

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  2. Lamingtons look irresistible...Soft and delicious..

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  3. Lamingtons!! I've never tried them before. Probably I should set aside some cakes to make these.

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  4. Ente bhavange adipoli cake, kothivarunnu Suja. I need to dig into that.

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  5. wow, they look superb and have come out very well.

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  6. I also bookmarked this recipe from Joyofbaking !! Need to try sometime !! You made them so perfectly and looks so delightful !!

    Ongoing event CC:Mom’s Recipe

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  7. Beautiful lamingtons,prefect and delicious.

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  8. these are looking so perfect and yumm

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  9. The cake really looks rich and delicious.

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  10. wow such a unique creation. thanks for sharing.

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  11. I am literally drooling over the lamingtons..beautifull clicks.I want the whole plate.

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  12. lovely cake....looks yummy

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  13. Absolutely delicious, love the chocolate frosting and the coconut too..

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  14. wow..suja you are absolutely awesome..this is a masterpiece of your recipe collection..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  15. Wow.The cake looks super delicious and tempting. Love the coconut

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  16. Wow those are beauties !! Perfectly done Suja. Would love to try this.

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  17. Wow, Lamingtons has been in my to-bake list for a long time. Well Made Suja. Love the decorative outer layer.

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  18. beautiful cake, coconut and chocolate frosting makes it so delicious n elegant, wish i could grab n taste them now :)

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  19. Looks so professional..just like one would see in a bakery...Delicious

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  20. hi suja, such a delicious looking cake,of the perfect color and texture. This lamington have yummy looking chocolates. The coconut definitely adds great flavor. bookmarked with thanks. have a nice day.

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  21. OMG.. looks so delicious and tempting.. truly amazing !!!!!
    thanks for sharing dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  22. Delicious and beautiful..

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  23. Suja, adipoli aayittunde.....

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  24. your clicks are really nice..perfectly made lamingtons

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  25. Evenly coated and looks soooo soft and moist.

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  26. haven't made cakes into lamingtons yet..urs looks super tempting..
    nice clicks.. cheers

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  27. This is in my "To do lists" ..Looks beautiful n very tempting...

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  28. Yummy suja..adding this to my wish list..wish could just have a bite off here itself..will definitely try this one.

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  29. beautifull cake and perfectly done dear.very tempting.

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  30. Wow, tats really beautiful looking Lamingtons. Made perfect n looks really tempting...

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  31. Lamingtons looks perfect and yummy!

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  32. Amzing and yummy cake, looks so soft and moist!!

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  33. Hllo Suja! this is my first time here and i'm loving it! I have not tried lamingtons before and these look so beautiful i want to make them now! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Awesome !!so tempting and delicious lamingtons..beautiful clicks..

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  35. ooh la la - those look magnificant

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  36. This looks awesome !!!! Can anyone resist this

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  37. Bookmarked it. Beautiful Cake

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  38. lovely and cute lamigtons Suja... u got a gr* collection of non veg recipes too... will try them :-)

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  39. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)

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  40. wow!! feel like having one now itself. first time here..nice blog.

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