Basic chocolate lamingtons

With the irresistible combo of delicate sponge cake and decadent icing all coated in coconut, it’s no wonder these sweet treats are a national favourite.

12

20m

Note: + cooling & 30 mins setting time

30m

Ingredients

  • 6 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs
  • 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
  • 1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (75g) cornflour
  • 20g butter, melted
  • 2 tbs boiling water
  • 2 cups (160g) desiccated coconut

Chocolate icing

  • 4 cups (640g) icing sugar mixture
  • 1/2 cup (50g) cocoa powder
  • 20g butter
  • 1 cup (250ml) hot water

Method

STEP 1

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line the base and sides of a 20cm x 30cm lamington pan with baking paper. Use an electric mixer on high speed to whisk the eggs and sugar in a bowl for 10 mins or until mixture is thick and creamy and sugar dissolves

STEP 2 

Meanwhile, sift the combined flour and cornflour into a bowl. Repeat 2 more times

STEP 3 

Sift the flour mixture over the egg mixture and use a metal spoon or balloon whisk to gently fold until just combined. Add the butter and boiling water and gently fold until just combined. Pour into the prepared pan

STEP 4 

Bake for 20-25 mins or until the cake springs back when lightly pressed. Cool in the pan for 5 mins before turning onto a wire rack. Cover with a damp tea towel and set aside to cool completely

STEP 5 

To make the chocolate icing, combine the icing sugar, cocoa powder, butter and water in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until smooth and runny

STEP 6

Place the coconut in a large bowl. Use a large serrated knife to cut the cake into 12 squares. Using 2 forks, dip 1 cake square into the icing and gently turn to coat. Lift and let the excess icing drip off. Transfer to the coconut and gently turn to coat. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining cake, icing and coconut. Set aside for 30 mins to set.

Dietary information

Vegetarian
Nut-free
Peanut-free
Sesame-free
Soy-free
Yeast-free

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