I love a lamington. Moist sponge coated in sweet chocolate goodness, rolled in coconut. Can’t go wrong really. Plus there is the added bonus of them reminding me of my childhood, and everything from childhood tastes sweeter doesn’t it?!
They are not that difficult to make either and so worth it for the taste. A bit messy, yes, but Sun loves helping me make them and I love seeing the joy he gets from helping so I don’t mind the mess.
For the sponge I use my Granny’s plain cake recipe but I replace 1 tablespoon of the flour with 1 tablespoon of cornflour, to make the sponge slightly denser, and I bake it in a square tin.
Either make the sponge the day before you want to make the lamingtons or pop the sponge in the fridge for a couple of hours before slicing into squares and setting aside.
To make the chocolate dipping sauce:
500g icing sugar
40g cocoa powder
30g unsalted butter, melted
Sift the cocoa and flour together into a heatproof bowl. Add the melted butter and milk and stir until smooth.
Next comes the fun part!
Place 270g dessicated coconut on a plate. Pop a chopping board under a wire rack to place the lamingtons on to set. Grab yourself two forks.
Use the forks to dip the sponge into the chocolate icing and let any excess drip off.
Very carefully place the sponge onto the cocount and cover all sides well with coconut.
Set aside onto the rack for the icing to set…or just eat them and get a bit messy, no harm done!
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