Thursday, August 28, 2014


Lamingtons sounds terror-merror right? You are worried if you can bake? Of course you can. Take it from someone who is not a professional baker and bakes when she feel like. If I can bake lamingtons, why would you doubt yourself? If you have baked the butter cake, classic genoise (sponge cake) and/or the butter cocoa cake before, you are on the right track. All these cakes including lamingtons I've figured out almost the same. The technic, the folding the most important for the soft-spongy texture. As long as you don't rush through the folding and there's no lumps of flour, you are high up there. Lamingtons will not fail you.
Now wondering why these lamingtons are different? Suppose to be rolled with fresh coconut isn't it? The story goes like this - asked half-half to buy fresh coconut and he flipped upside down. The questions - How to buy coconut? Where to buy? How much to pay and goes on and on. To cut short the stress from building up for both of us, I agreed for roasted peanuts. And the sugar sprinkles and the rest of the ingredients there in the fridge. So ladies and gentlemen, I present  you these lamingtons.
For cake
3 eggs at room temperature
80g sugar
30g melted butter
80g cake flour
20g corn flour (for texture)
For choc dip
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp sugar
** microwave for 1 minute and stir together.
Alternatively, gently heat.
Other ingredients
Sugar sprinkles - as needed
Crushed peanuts - as needed

Butter a cake pan and set aside.
Create a double boiler.
Whisk eggs and sugar until slightly warm and foamy.
Remove from heat and whisk to the "ribbon stage".
Sift both types of flour over the batter and carefully fold in.
Stream warm melted butter at this point and fold in.
(Note: Be careful not to over fold as this would deflate the batter).
Tip into butter pan.
Bake at 180C for 20 mins or until cake is done.
Cool down, slice and either: roll or dip into choc dip, coat with sugar sprinkles or crushed peanuts.
As said earlier, it can also be coconut or go for whatever you feel like.
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  1. This is bookmarked....I must try this...

  2. o my Gosh nava u rocks gal :* bookmarking this recipe :) i am going to try them for sure.. these look really amazing <3 wonderful presentation .. so great ...loving it .. u know what i keep distance too from desserts but love them too much lol

  3. Absolutely loved your lamingtons..they look so soft.. Simply yumm.

  4. Would love to have a bite off this cake now!

  5. looks very tempting, love to make this soon.

  6. I can so much relate your situation with mine,, When I bake there r no takers, I obviously have to give it to others!! but gud that u practice your baking skills, I put a fullstop to baking till im really having an urge to bake. These lamingtons looks super delicious :)

  7. Mmm.... I'm not familiar with this name, but it sure looks good! Friday's coming up! Will you be busy baking??

  8. i just love cakes and thats why i dont bake , i end up eating all in one day
    you did such a good job
    keep in touch

  9. Yummy and I love sweet things. I guess we are polar opposite.

  10. Looks so delicious and soft...,love the chocolate frost too.

  11. wow that's a perfectly baked cake.

  12. I love cakes so much..i am definitely trying it out

  13. I have heard about lamingtons before - but never seen a recipe - this looks so yummy!

  14. What a beautiful recipe, it really brings out my patriotic side :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  15. your version looks delicious!!
    irresistable lamington, even without coconut

  16. Wow, this looks so yummy. Perfectly done.

  17. Wonderful recipe! although i bake quite often this is something I haven't tried. They look as though they'll simply melt in the mouth. I love your baking recipes!

  18. Wow Nava these look so delicious and mouth watering!! Yummieeee :)

    I nominated you for "The Sunshine Blogger Award". Hope you will come and check out. :)

    Hugs & kisses

  19. this looks delicious.I never heard about lamingtons before.Interesting!

  20. OMG I love Lamingtons! :)

  21. I too bake and give it away but mostly because I might eat it myself!! Like these delightful lamingtons, I could have the whole plate! Looks so yum! I like the variation without coconut, not a fan of coconut.


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