We are nearly half way through with our Mega Marathon. A – Z Baking around the World has brought us to ‘L’ and for today I have Lamingtons from Australia. These are little sponge squares which are coated with chocolate and are tossed in coconut.

These are named after Baron Lamington, who was the governor of Queensland. These squares were traditionally made with French vanilla cake, and history says that once a sponge fell into a chocolate dish , to make it look more appealing it was tossed in coconut. The chocolate seeps into the cake giving it a distinctive flavor and texture.

I remember making these Lamingtons long back with Vanilla sponge, so this time I decided to give a twist and make them into a Double Chocolate treat. I used chocolate sponge with chocolate sauce. I used edible flowers for garnish.

Chocolate Cake

 

Ingredients 

11/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

3/4 cup oil / butter

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 can condensed milk

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 fizzy drink ( coke )

 

Method

Sieve the flour, baking powder and baking soda.

Whisk oil / butter,condensed milk and vanilla essence.

Mix the dry ingredients with wet ingredients adding coke gradually, till you reach a smooth batter consistency.

Best well and pour into a greased and lined 8”square cake tin.

Bake at 180 degrees C.for 30 minutes or till a skewer comes out clean.

Once the cake cools down, cut into 16 , 2”squares.

 

Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients

4 cups icing sugar, sifted

1/3 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened

3 tbsp butter, unsalted

1/2 cup milk

 

Method

Mix all the sauce ingredients in a pan .

Place on a double boiler.

Stir till smooth and is of pouring consistency.

 

Assembling the Lamingtons

Place desiccated coconut on a large tray.

Dip the squares one at a time in the chocolate sauce and then roll them in the coconut.

Transfer them to a wire rack.

Let set .Store in a airtight container, they can stay good for a couple of days.

 

Notes

If the chocolate sauce gets thick, just place it back on the double boiler, it will come back to it’s pouring consistency.

Print Recipe
L - Lamingtons - Double Chocolate Treat
Small cake cubes dipped in chocolate frosting and rolled in coconut, these are a specialty of Australia.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Chocolate Sauce
Coconut Coating
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Chocolate Sauce
Coconut Coating
Instructions
  1. Sieve the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  2. Whisk oil / butter,condensed milk and vanilla essence.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients with wet ingredients adding coke gradually, till you reach a smooth batter consistency.
  4. Beat well and pour into a greased and lined 8''square cake tin.
  5. Bake at 180 degrees C.for 30 minutes or till a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Once the cake cools down, cut into 16 , 2''squares.
Chocolate Sauce
  1. Mix all the sauce ingredients in a pan .
  2. Place on a double boiler.
  3. Stir till smooth and is of pouring consistency.
Assembling the Lamingtons
  1. Place desiccated coconut on a large tray.
  2. Dip the squares one at a time in the chocolate sauce and then roll them in the coconut.
  3. Transfer them to a wire rack.
  4. Let set .Store in a airtight container, they can stay good for a couple of days.
Recipe Notes

 

 

 

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10 thoughts on “L – Lamingtons – Double Chocolate Treat”

  1. Wow Vaishali! This cake looks decadent! Love the chocolate and coconut combination. The edible flowers and the beautiful colours make a lovely pic

  2. Oh my Vaishali, these lamingtons look so sinful. Though I have read so much about these lamingtons, the fact that they are rolled in coconut puts me off from making these..my boys don’t eat coconut and no point in making chocolate cakes and not having them eat it right..maybe I should try now, hoping they will develop a taste for it. Or maybe I will show them your post..:)

  3. What lovely pics…. The whole assembly is just outstanding… Feels like a Valentines gift…. and I an definitely sure the cakes taste would be awesome. Unforgettable!!

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