Chocolate lamingtons

Lamingtons
Lamingtons

Buttery delicious vanilla sponge covered in a chocolaty syrup and rolled into coconut sounds like perfection to me. Lamingtons always bring back great memories for me as it is something my mom baked regularly and it brings with it the comfort of a great childhood.

There are many variations that I have tried over the years, strawberry, white chocolate and apricot dipped all just as delicious as the original but today I have made the traditional but delicious chocolate lamington.

Let’s get cooking…

Start off with a simple vanilla sponge batter. Mix together all of the wet ingredients for the cake until the sugar melts. Then sift in the flour, baking powder and salt, mix to combine then pour into a greased baking tin. Bake at 180 for 30 minutes.

Once the cake cools, cut into squares and dip each square into the hot syrup then toss in coconut to coat. I find it easier to dip individual squares of the sponge into the syrup using a pair of tongs.

Best served with a cup of tea.


Lamingtons

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

Cake:
• 3 eggs
• ½ cup oil
• ½ cup water
• ½ cup yoghurt
• Pinch of salt
• 2 cups cake flour
• 3 tsp baking powder
• 2 tsp vanilla
• 1 ½ cups sugar

Syrup:
• ½ cup icing sugar
• ¼ cup cocoa
• 1 cup boiling water
• 100g desiccated Coconut

Directions

  1. Mix together all of the wet ingredients until the sugar melts
  2. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt, mix to combine then pour into a greased baking tin
  3. Bake at 180 for 30 minutes
  4. Once cake cools, cut into squares and dip each square into the hot syrup then toss in coconut to coat

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