Delicious lamingtons, made from squares of sponge cake coated in a layer of chocolate sauce and then rolled in desiccated coconut. This cake was an accident at work by a maid-servant to Lord Lamington who accidentally dropped the Governor’s favorite sponge cake into some melted chocolate.
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup caster sugar
200 grams melted butter
1.Sift flour and baking powder together at least 3 times to incorporate as much air into the flour as possible. Using an electric mixer beat the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy and pale in colour and tripled in volume.
2.Sift the flour over the egg and sugar mixture and gently fold through using a large metal spoon until all the flours are incorporated.Lastly fold through melted butter.
3.Pour into prepared tins.
For the tin preperation
1.Line the base of 2 x 20cm square tins with baking paper.
2.Cool and then cut into even 6cm squares.
Bake at 180 degrees C for about 25 minutes or until springy to touch or when tested clean with a cake skewer.
For the chocolate coating
3 cups sifted icing sugar
3/4 cup sifted cocoa powder
1 cup boiling water
1/4 cup milk
75 grams butter melted
Dessicated coconut to coat
1.Mix together icing sugar,cocoa,water,milk and extra butter in a large bowl.
2.Place coconut in a separate bowl.
3.Roll each square of sponge quickly into the chocolate sauce mixture with the help of a large slotted spoon and then quickly again into the desiccated coconut.
4.Refrigerate until set.