Introduction: Lamingtons

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Here's a quick recipe that I like to make for any occasion. It makes an impressive afternoon tea or dessert option. It always reminds me of home.

Step 1: Ingredients

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- 1/4 cup Boiling Water

- 1/8 cup Cocoa

- 1 1/2 cups Icing Sugar

- 2 tsp Butter

- 220 - 290g Pound Cake

- 1-2 cups Coconut

Step 2: Cake

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When making lamingtons I like to cheat a little bit, I use a ready made pound cake. This makes it a quicker recipe, although you can make your own cake, if you would prefer.

I normally get a plain vanilla pound cake, but if this is not available you can use any other flavour. Examples I have shown in the pictures are marble, chocolate chip and orange.

If you are making you own cake, I would recommend making a plain vanilla pound cake.

Step 3: Cutting the Cake

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Cut the cake in half length ways and then in half across the middle, continuing until you have 8 rows of two.

You can of course change this to however many you would like.

Step 4: Chocolate Sauce: Ingredients

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For the sauce you will need these ingredients:

- Icing sugar

- Cocoa powder

- Butter

- Water

Step 5: Making the Sauce

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Place the icing sugar, cocoa powder and butter in a bowl. Pour in the 1/4 cup of boiling water and mix it together.

Step 6: Covering the Cakes

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The sauce should be runny as shown in the picture above.

I generally like to set the ingredients up as shown, with the cake on a chopping board or plate, the sauce in a bowl, some coconut in a bowl and a plate to place the finished lamingtons on.

Step 7: Chocolate

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Dip a piece of cake in the chocolate sauce, making sure to cover the whole cake.

I usually use a fork to avoid messy fingers.

Step 8: Coconut

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Roll the cake in the coconut until fully covered.

Step 9: Serve

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Refrigerate until icing sets


pineapple98 (author)2017-06-15

I've always wondered what lamingtons are. They look delicious!

mrsmerwin (author)2017-06-11

wow! This looks so delicious.

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