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What is a Lamington?
It is made from cake, coated in an outer layer of chocolate (or sometimes raspberry) sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut. The thin mixture of the sauce is absorbed into the outside of the sponge cake and left to set.
I use 1 packet Golden Butter Cake Mix made in the microwave for the lamingtons.
it saves a lot of time, you can always buy a trifle sponge from the supermarket if you do not want to make it yourself.
- 1 packet of vanilla or any flavor you like Golden Butter cake mix
- Chocolate icing
Prepare the cake as directed on the packet.
Spread evenly in a 23 cm (9 inch) microwave dish and cook on high (100%) about 4 1/2 minutes.
2 tablespoons cocoa,
6 tablespoons boiling water,
25 grams (about 1 oz) butter melted,
2 1/4 cups icing sugar,
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence,
Dissolve cocoa in boiling water and combine with the butter.
Stir icing sugar into a bowl.
Add cocoa mixture.
Add vanilla and stir until well combined.
Cut the sponge cake into squares.
Dip each square in the chocolate icing.
Roll in coconut.
Leave to set.
I make this with jelly crystals, this is made with an orange one that is why it is called Jaffa lamingtons, most times when making them with Jelly or jello I use Strawberry or Raspberry, no cocoa in the ones that make a nice red lamington I do not put cream in these as the flavour is perfect by its self.
- 1 packet moist Orange Cake mix
- Microwave cake according to packet directions (as above)
- Jelly Dip 1 packet orange jelly
- 1 tablespoon cocoa
- 1/2 cup boiling water
Mix jelly crystals and cocoa, add boiling water and stir till dissolved.
When cake and dip is cool cut the cake into cubes or fingers, dip into jelly (using a fork)
and roll in coconut. Leave to set.