About the Dish:
Lamingtons are traditional Australian cakes made from squares of sponge cake coated in a layer of chocolate icing and desiccated coconut. They are typically served as a sweet treat with a cup of tea or coffee. The sponge cake is light and fluffy, with a delicate vanilla flavor. The chocolate icing adds a rich and decadent touch, while the desiccated coconut provides a delightful crunch and a hint of tropical flavor. Lamingtons are perfect for special occasions, afternoon tea, or as a delicious dessert option. They are easy to make and are sure to impress your family and friends!
- Step 1: Cut the sponge cake into small squares or rectangles of your desired size. Ensure that they are evenly sized for consistent results.
- Step 2: Melt the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over simmering water, stirring until smooth. Alternatively, you can melt it in the microwave using short bursts of heat, stirring in between.
- Step 3: Place the desiccated coconut in a shallow dish or plate.
- Step 4: Using a fork or tongs, dip each sponge cake square into the melted chocolate, ensuring all sides are coated. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off.
- Step 5: Roll the chocolate-coated sponge cake square in the desiccated coconut, pressing gently to adhere the coconut to the chocolate.
- Step 6: Place the coated lamington on a wire rack or baking sheet to set. Repeat with the remaining sponge cake squares.
- Step 7: Once all the lamingtons have been coated and set, they are ready to be enjoyed. Serve with a cup of tea or coffee for a delightful treat.