|I would normally bake Grandma's basic vanilla sponge, but I cheated this time and bought a slab sponge from my local grocer. Easy enough to cut into whatever size you like.|
|Then there's the dipping in chocolate and smothering with coconut. Of course you can get some help with this part.|
|For the chocolate icing:|
2 cups icing sugar
2 dessert spoons butter
2 dessert spoons cocoa
4 tablespoons boiling water
You can sift all the dry ingredients, but I never bother. Just mix it all together until the butter has melted & you have a smooth runny consistency. Dip your cake in, then roll in coconut (about 2 cups according to the recipe, but I've never measured :-)
|If you happen to have any left over, you can pour it over a slab and cover that with coconut.|
|And then there's the recent boom in cake-pops! A few years ago I had mothers group come over to MamaBake before Australia Day. Having dunked 6 batches of lamingtons in our icing mix, there was quite a bit of cake left in the bottom of the bowl. (We'd baked the sponge that morning, so no time to 'cure') I ended up adding some coconut & rolling all the scraps from the bottom of the bowl together. Roll that in coconut and voila, lamington cake pops! Unfortunately I didn't take any photos, but here's part of the haul.|
What's your favourite Lamington combination?
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