Sunday, 7 August 2011



Lamingtons are small square piece of sponge cake which is dipped in chocolate icing and coated in desiccated coconut.These small 
cakes are very popular in Australia, even each year on 21st july Australia celebrates National Lamington day. These are divinely tasty and you have to make it once to believe the taste and sentiments attached with it.

 Ingredients -

Self raising flour - 2 cups
Cornflour - 4 tbsp
Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
Butter - 1/2 cup (100 g)
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Soda bicarb -  a pinch
Salt - a pinch
Milk - 1/2 cup
Eggs - 3
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp


For the chocolate Coating -
Icing or powdered sugar - 2 cups
Coco powder - 1/2 cup
Butter - 2 tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Desiccated coconut - 100 g

Method -

1. Beat  butter until very light and fluffy with an electric mixture.
2. Add the sugar gradually and beat it until almost double 
    in volume.
3. Add the eggs one at a time beating after each addition. 
4. Sift the flour, cornflour, baking powder, soda and salt .
5. Fold the flour gradually with a wooden spatula, in the
    butter mixture. 
6. Mix the flour alternately with the milk in the butter 
    mixture, starting and ending with the flour mix.
7. Place it in a greased baking square tin and bake it in
     a moderate oven at 180 degree Celsius until cooked.
     Allow to cool completely for 5 to 6 hours or keep it 
     in a fridge to make it firm.
8.  Cut it into equal square shapes, dip into chocolate icing 
     and toss in desiccated coconut covering it completely.

Chocolate Icing -

1. In a lukewarm milk add the coco, butter and sugar and 
    heat it on a low flame, until all are mixed nicely and it
    has come to a coating consistency. 
2. The chocolate sauce should be thick so that it coats the 
    cake evenly and does not drip easily.  
3. Let it cool for 5 minutes and with the help of a fork 
   quickly coat the cake on all sides in the chocolate icing,
   drain any excess icing and gently roll the cake pieces 
   in the coconut. Repeat the process until all are done.
4. Its very easy to make and can be served any time. In many
    parties, I have served it as dessert with Fruit cream and 
    believe me it is as regal in taste as it is in appearance.

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