About the Dish:
Lamingtons are a classic Australian dessert that consists of squares of sponge cake coated in chocolate icing and rolled in desiccated coconut. They are named after Lord Lamington, who served as the Governor of Queensland in the late 19th century. Lamingtons are often enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee.
|Chocolate icing||2 cups|
|Desiccated coconut||2 cups|
- Step 1: Cut the sponge cake into squares of equal size. It is recommended to make the squares about 2-3 inches in width.
- Step 2: Prepare the chocolate icing by melting 2 cups of chocolate chips or chocolate bars over a double boiler. Stir until smooth and remove from heat.
- Step 3: Dip each square of sponge cake into the chocolate icing, ensuring that all sides are coated. Use a fork or tongs to transfer the coated cake onto a wire rack to allow excess icing to drip off.
- Step 4: Once the excess icing has dripped off, roll the coated cake in desiccated coconut until all sides are evenly coated. Place the coated lamingtons back on the wire rack to set.
- Step 5: Repeat the process until all the sponge cake squares are coated and rolled in coconut.
- Step 6: Allow the lamingtons to set for at least 1 hour before serving. They can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.