Festive
Lamingtons
  • Description:

    This special festive lamington recipe is one of the easiest ways to do Christmas baking like a pro. Although we made cake batter from scratch, feel free to buy ready-made plain sponge cake and use that instead. If you don’t have festive-shaped cookie cutters, you can always create your shapes using a knife or simply serve the lamingtons as squares. Colourful, heavenly, melt-in-mouth goodness - it can’t get any better. Makes: 25.

  • Ingredients:

    Cake:
    1 cup margarine
    1 cup sugar
    3 large eggs

    1½ cups cake flour
    2 tsp. baking powder
    1 cup full cream milk
    Pinch of salt

    Sauce:
    6 tbsp. cocoa powder
    1½ cups water
    2 cups sugar
    5 tbsp. margarine
    2 cups coconut

  • Method:

    1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
    2. Mix butter and sugar to a creamy consistency.
    3. Add eggs one by one and keep on mixing.
    4. Sift all the dry ingredients.
    5. Add to butter and sugar mixture along with milk.
    6. Line a 22 cm x 22 cm pan with non-stick spray or margarine.
    7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
    8. Remove from oven and leave to cool.
    9. Cut into approximately 25 square blocks.
    10. Melt all sauce ingredients together in a pot except for the coconut. Boil on stovetop for 2 - 3 minutes.
    11. In separate bowls, colour one cup of coconut with crimson red food colouring and the other cup with yellow food colouring.
    12. Dip cake squares in chocolate sauce.
    13. Remove and roll in coconut.

    Tips and variations:

    1. Use Christmas-shaped cookie cutters instead of cutting cake into squares.