Nov 19, 2014

Lamington Cake Recipe


Source WIKI: A lamington is a dessert of Australian origin. It consists of squares of sponge cake coated first in a layer of traditionallychocolate sauce, then in desiccated coconut. Lamingtons are sometimes served as two halves with a layer of cream orstrawberry jam between, and are commonly found in South African and Australasian outlets such as cafes, lunch bars, bakeries, home industries and supermarkets. A raspberry variety is also common in New Zealand, while a lemon variety has been encountered in Australia.

This is one cake which was always in my mind for quite a long time..But i totally forget about it as days pass by. But yesterday my dear friend sujitha posted this on her blog, which reminded me instantly. I had all the ingredients on hand and immediately gave it a shot. I modified the recipe to my taste and to my surprise it was like DELICIOUS..Loved it to the core. I took couple of pieces for me and hubby and packed the whole thing for my sister, because she has been asking me to bake something for her college mates. I am sure they will love it too.

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This cake is like a soft rich vanilla cake dipped in a chocolaty sauce and coated in dessicated coconut. If you are a coconut lover like me, you cannot resist when you roll it in coconut, because the coconut smell just wafts through..It was heaven..


I hope you will try this and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : 20 to 25 mins
Makes : 9 Squares

Ingredients:

All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 cup / 120 grams
Granulated Sugar - 1/4 cup powdered / 50 grams
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
Salt a pinch
Unsalted Butter - 70 Grams Softened
Egg - 1 
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup / 120 ml

For Chocolate Coating:
Icing Sugar / Confectioners Sugar - 1.5 cup
Cocoa Powder - 2 tblspn
Water - 1/4 cup
Unsalted Butter - 1 tblspn
Dessicated Coconut - 1.5 cup or as needed

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 Degree C.

Take flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda in a bowl. Mix well and set aside.

Take butter, sugar in a bowl and beat till creamy and fluffy.

Add in egg and vanilla, beat again and till fluffy.

Now add in flour mix and milk alternating, ending with flour.

Pour this into a prepared pan. Bake it for 20 to 25 mins.

Remove it and let it cool completely. once it is cooled, slice the dome off and cut into squares.

Now make chocolate glaze, take water and butter in a bowl, microwave it for 30 sec till the butter is melted.

Take sugar, cocoa in a bowl and mix well. Add water butter mix slowly and mix well. The glaze should be little thick.

Now take a cake and dip it in glaze and coat in coconut.

Serve.

Pictorial:
Take all your ingredients


Take flour in a bowl


Add in baking powder


and some baking soda


add in some salt


mix well and set aside


You have to use soft butter, My butter was too cold,
so i popped it
in microwave to soften it, but it melted a little.


Add in powdered sugar..I powdered some
granulated sugar in blender till it is fine


start beating


beat till it is fluffy


add in egg


and some vanilla


beat till it is fluffy


now add in a portion of flour mix


add in some milk


add in some more flour mix


add in the remaining milk


now add the last bit of flour in


fold gently


I prepared pan by buttering and dusting it with flour


Pour the batter in


Spread it evenly


Bake it till done


Remove it to a plate and cool it down


Take the icing ingredients


Take water in a microwave safe bowl


add butter in


melt it in microwave for 30 sec till the butter is melted


Take icing sugar in a bowl


add in cocoa powder


mix well


add the water butter mix


mix well till it is smooth


the consistency should be little thick not too thin


I sliced the dome from the cake




slice it into squares


Now time to assemble


take a square of cake,


dip it in chocolate mix


coat on all sides


remove it


now take some desiccated coconut in a plate


place the cake square in


coat on all sides


remove and set aside.


Enjoy

16 comments:

  1. Wow... I can't wait to try this... Beautiful presentation

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  2. Hi, pls tell me substitute of egg.
    thanks...

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  3. This looks soft and delicious aarthi.. Loved your presentation.. u rock always...

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  7. How much water we put in butter n can you tell me what is dessicated coconut?

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  8. @starz16Desicated coconut is dried coconut. Water measurement is writte in the recipe

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  9. @Heena JoshiIt is dry ces u can melt cadbury and coat them

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  10. What is the substitute for icing sugar

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  11. Where can I post the pics of the dishes dat I tried frm u?

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  12. @ponnu rusthamsend it through my email id aarthi198689@gmail.com

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  13. Desiccated coconut needs to be sweet? And can we use normal chocolate?..thanks :-)

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  14. @Anantai used unweetened one, and any chocolate can be used

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