Chocolate lamingtons

Chocolate lamingtons
Lamingtons are famed Australian treats- Squares of sponge cake dipped in chocolate and coated in coconut.

100g butter, softened

100g caster sugar

2 eggs, beaten

140g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp cocoa powder

2 tbsp milk

100g plain chocolate, broken into pieces

25g butter

100g icing sugar, sifted

100g desiccated coconut

Heat oven to 160°C/320°F/gas 4. Grease and line the base of a 20cm square baking tin.

Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and creamy, then beat in the eggs.

Sieve in the flour, baking powder and cocoa and fold into the mixture using a large metal spoon. Next, gently stir in the milk.

Transfer the mixture into the tin and level using palette knife.

Place the cake in the oven to bake for 18-20 mins or until the cake is firm.

Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin.

To make the icing, add the chocolate, butter and 4 tbsp water into a saucepan and gently heat until melted.

Allow to cool slightly and then beat in the icing sugar.

Remove cake from tin and remove the greaseproof paper.

Cut into squares and  dip each square in the icing and then roll in coconut. Leave to cool on a cooling rack.

Main ingredients
Chocolate

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Cake Stall

Special Info
Vegetarian

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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