Hi. I'm origanally from Australia and every year at school we had lamington day. All the mothers came in and made lamingtons in the rec hall while us poor children were tormented by the smell and studied.
It's basically a yellow cake cut into squares, dipped in chocolate and rolled in coconut. But everytime I try it it doesn't taste right. I understand that milk, flour and other things taste different in every country but I just feel I don't have the right recipe. Please help.
This is what I found. Hope this helps!!
This is my recipe that I floated on the internet many years ago.
Lamingtons are little sponge cakes coated in chocolate and grated coconut. Any firm type of plain cake can be used: butter-cake, pound-cake, Madeira cake or genoise sponge.
4 oz butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
2 (8 ounce) packages dessicated coconut
Note: desiccated coconut is a slightly dried shredded coconut - not sweetened.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour a lamington tin, slab-tin or an 8x12 inch rectangular pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and the vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well. Pour the batter into the 8x12 inch pan. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Store overnight to give the cake a chance to firm up before Icing.
In a large bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and cocoa. In a saucepan, heat milk and 2 teaspoons butter until the butter is melted. Add the milk to the sugar mixture and mix well to create a fluid, but not too runny, Icing.
Cut the cake into 24 squares. Place coconut in a shallow container. Using a fork, dip each square into the icing, then roll it in the coconut. Place onto rack to dry. Continue for each piece. The Icing will drip, so place on a wire rack on a sheet of parchment paper to catch the drips.
Great! Thank you
Boy the things you learn on CC! I've never heard of these before!
OK, I am saving this for my aussie SIL! Boy, am I going to surprise her.