About the Dish:
A lamington is an Australian cake that is made from squares of sponge cake that are coated in a layer of chocolate and then rolled in desiccated coconut. It is a popular treat in Australia and is often served at morning or afternoon tea. The cake has a light and fluffy texture, and the combination of chocolate and coconut gives it a sweet and slightly nutty taste. Lamingtons are typically served cold and can be enjoyed on their own or with a cup of tea or coffee.
|Desiccated Coconut||2 cups|
- Step 1: Cut the sponge cake into squares of your desired size. If the sponge cake is not already in square shape, use a knife to carefully trim the edges to create a square shape. Make sure the squares are uniform in size for even cooking.
- Step 2: Melt the chocolate using a double boiler or by microwaving it in short intervals, stirring in between, until fully melted and smooth.
- Step 3: Pour the desiccated coconut into a shallow bowl or plate. Take each sponge cake square and dip it into the melted chocolate, making sure to coat all sides. Use a fork or tongs to lift the cake out of the chocolate and allow any excess chocolate to drip off.
- Step 4: Once the sponge cake square is coated in chocolate, roll it in the desiccated coconut, pressing gently to adhere the coconut to the chocolate. Place the coated square on a wire rack or baking sheet lined with parchment paper to set.
- Step 5: Repeat the process with the remaining sponge cake squares, chocolate, and desiccated coconut. Allow the lamingtons to set at room temperature for at least 1 hour, or until the chocolate has hardened.
- Step 6: Serve the lamingtons cold as a delicious treat for morning or afternoon tea.