Monday, June 7, 2010

Lamingtons (Makes 20-25)

An Australian pastry with chocolate icing and coconut..


Lamingtons are butter sponge cake squares coated with a layer of chocolate icing and desiccated coconut. We absolutely love these short chocolate covered pastry and hope you will love them too…

For the butter cake

All purpose flour/ cake flour 2 cups
Baking powder 2 heaping tsp
Baking soda ½ tsp
Butter 1 cup or 4 oz
Powdered sugar 7 TBSP
Eggs 2 nos
Milk 250 mL
Vanilla extract  ½ tsp
Salt a pinch


Makes one 9’ cake

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a bowl, strain together all purpose flour/cake flour, baking powder and baking soda at least twice. Set aside.

In another bowl beat together powdered sugar and butter to a creamy consistency. Next add eggs one by one and beat well to mix with butter and sugar. Now add the dry ingredients in batches and mix well to get a smooth batter by adding milk little by little in between, lastly add vanilla extract and give a final mix. Pour this into a 9’ square cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool. Once cooled cut into square pieces and set aside. The texture of the cake should be firm and not soft.

For the chocolate icing

Powdered sugar 3 cups
Cocoa powder 3 heaping TBSP
Water ½ cup
Butter 1 TBSP


Preparation

Mix together sugar and cocoa power. In a pan boil water and add the butter. Once the butter melts remove from flame and add to the sugar, cocoa powder and beat well to get thick syrup. Set aside.

For rolling the cake

Desiccated coconut 2 cups

Now using a fork pick each cake squares and dip in the chocolate syrup and allow the excess syrup to drop down. Roll the squares in desiccated coconut and allow to set. These make a great party dessert.


Tips

Instead of baking the cake, you can get the store bought pound cake and make the same. Refrigerate the pound cake to make it a little bit firmer and then dip in the icing
Lamingtons can be stored in air tight container and has a shelf life of 4-5 days at room temperature and up to 12 days in the refrigerator

40 comments :

  1. These look absolute beauties, would love to sample them.

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  2. Wonderful cake... Guests aarenkilum varumbol try cheyyanam.... Otherwise my hubby is totally against coconut flavor..

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  3. wow !!! I always love to eat anything with chocolate flavor in it.I'm sure this is gonna be one among my favorite pastries.lovely clicks as always.

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  4. wow lamingtons looks so tempting, rolling it in coconut is such a great idea and it looks very beautiful too..

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  5. Wow! Mouthwatering lamingtons, looks so good

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  6. Oh my this is absolutely tempting..adding coconut is a fantastic idea..adipoli.. pound cake undu..Thanks dears:)

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  7. Wow! Mouthwatering lamingtons, looks so good

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  8. Nice photo and this is absolutely delicious....

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  9. I had made lamingtons for my husband's birthday and the recipe seems to be the same! Did you use Lakshmi Nair's recipe?

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  10. Wow gorgeous looking, divine lamingtons !!

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  11. Fabulous lamingtons!! Superb aayittundu, kandittu no raksha :) I will definitely try it out soon..

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  12. These look scrumpticious.I love the coconut topping.

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  13. lamingtons looks so yummy....

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  14. I learn something new today - I didn't know that Lamingtons are originated from Australia. Your Lamingtons look divine...much more yummy than the ones they sell at Starbucks.

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  15. wowww awesome,, i luvd the recipe tooo

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  16. kidu kidillan,peru adipolli keto...aduthankillum ayirunnankill vattittu kazhikkam ayirunnu...entha bangi kannan...

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  17. oh adipoli vayil vellam varunnu ketto.

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  18. Omg, wat a beauties...lamingtons looks soo prefect and catchy..

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  19. Thats a lovely pastry with my fav ingredients...

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  20. Awesome click..looks absolutely yummy!!!

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  21. Cake looks fabulous... nice click..

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  22. Yumy and mouth watering... Lovely pictures too :) Great work gurls :)

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  23. Just drooling! Absolutely gorgeous.

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  24. Oh my gosh! Two of my favorite sweet ingredients are chocolate and coconut! These look fabulous!

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  25. The pics looks so tempting.Superb!

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  26. Hmm,,,asusual perfect clicks dear..lamington looks beautiful n delicious dear...Your picture makes temtping me dear.

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  27. Hmm,,,asusual perfect clicks dear..lamington looks beautiful n delicious dear...Your picture makes temtping me dear.

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  28. Hey thats a perfect one.....lovely yummy one....i love pastries a lot....so this is tempting me a lot...

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  29. uuuh. i am drooling here.looks so good. love to try it.

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  30. They look delicious and drool worthy...

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  31. Hi nice to see recipe for 9 inch square cake.thank u so much...ur blog s very amazing..happy to follow u.New to ur space.will try it at home for onam feast recipes from u and send it to u :).I ll also try black forest cake too :)Do please visit my blog thttp://tangymind.blogspot.com/ Awaiting to hear your comments and i ll b happy if u click likes on my FB page send ur comments and follow me :) Thank u dear
    ARchana.

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    1. Hi Archana..Thank you for your encouraging words. We are happy to know that you liked us, Sure will visit your space as well and sorry if we cant visit often as both of us are new moms :D (and hence slowed up in here too). But will definitely peek in whenever we are in the blogosphere. Thanks again..

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