Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 Butter cake or slab sponge*

  2. 1 lb 454g / 16oz Icing sugar

  3. 4 tablespoons 60ml Cocoa

  4. 1/2 cup 118ml Water - boiling

  5. 1 tablespoon 15ml Butter

  6. 2 cups 186g / 6.6oz Coconut - flaked Lamington Butter Cake

  7. 4 oz 113g Butter

  8. 3/4 cup 148g / 5 1/5oz Castor sugar

  9. 1 teaspoon 5ml Vanilla

  10. 2 Eggs

  11. 2 cups 125g / 4.4oz Flour - self-rising

  12. 1/2 cup 118ml Milk Lamington Sponge

  13. 3 Egg - separated

  14. 1/2 cup 99g / 3 1/2oz Castor sugar

  15. 1 cup 62g / 2 1/5oz Flour - self-rising

  16. 1 tablespoon 15ml Cornstarch

  17. 1 teaspoon 5ml Butter

  18. 3 tablespoons 45ml Water - boiling

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Recipe Instructions * made the day before Place the cake in the refrigerator or freezer for about 1/2 hour or so before icing. Cut into squares. Sift icing sugar and cocoa together. Make into a smooth icing with boiling water, butter and vanilla. Pierce squares of cake with a fork and dip into chocolate icing for a few seconds, then toss into the coconut. If the icing becomes a little thick, heat over hot water or add a drop or two extra hot water to the icing. Best if allowed to mature in a sealed container for several hours before serving. Butter cake: Line a greased Lamington tin with greaseproof paper. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Fold in flour and milk alternately and beat well. Spread into prepared tin. Bake in a moderate oven for 30-35 minutes. Allow to stand for a few minutes, then turn out onto a cooler (a rack?). Sponge: Line a lamington tin with greaseproof paper. Beat egg whites until stiff, then gradually beat in sugar. Fold in yolks, then add sifted flour and cornstarch. Dissolve butter in boiling water and fold through. Pour into the prepared tin and bake in a moderate oven for 20 minutes. Allow to stand for a few minutes, then turn out onto a cooler. Note: A Lamington tin measures 28 x 20 cm (11 x 8 inches) and 3 cm (1 1/2 inches) deep.


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