If you have never had or made lamingtons, what are you waiting for! I have been making these for years now and they are absolutely delicious. In my opinion, you just can't even go wrong with chocolate and coconut. Then you put vanilla cake in the mix, perfection.
I found this recipe on the Joy of Baking webiste years ago and have been making it strictly from that recipe with no changes. I have said this before, but that site has some absolutely fabulous baking treats.
For the cake:
1 1/2 Cups/195 grams flour
1 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
1/2 Cup/110 grams butter
1 Cup/200 grams sugar
2 Large eggs
1 Teaspoon vanilla
1/2 Cup/120 ml Milk
For the frosting:
4 Cups/450 grams powdered sugar
1/3 Cup/35 grams cocoa powder
3 Tablespoons butter
1/2 Cup/120 ml milk
For the coating:
2 1/2 Cups/175 grams shredded coconut
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and line with parchment paper an 8 inch baking tin. Set aside.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside
In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the butter until soft. Just a minute or so. Add the sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy. This usually takes 3 minutes or so. Add the eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla extract and beat until combined. Next add the flour and milk in three additions. Starting and ending with flour. Pour the batter into your prepared oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and leave to cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes. Then remove the cake from the pan and peel off the parchment paper. Leave to cool completely and then cut into 16 squares.
Next, make your chocolate frosting. Place your powdered sugar, cocoa powder, butter and milk in a stainless steel saucepan set over another pan of simmering water. Stir until you have a smooth consistency. About 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.
Pour the coconut on a large plate have have ready a wire baking rack with parchment paper placed underneath it. Pick up a cake square and dip it in the chocolate to coat it completely and then roll it in the coconut. Place it on the wire rack. Repeat for all the cake squares.
These will keep in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
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