Tuesday, 29 January 2013


Australian treat “Lamingtons”, are little sponge cakes coated in chocolate icing and grated coconut that appeals to most.


2 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut

For Cake:

1 ½ cup flour (maida)
1 cup plain thick curd
3/4 cup sugar
1 ¼ baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup oil (I used sunflower oil)
For Chocolate Icing:

170 g semisweet chocolate, chopped
40 g unsalted butter
3/4 cup milk
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder


  • Preheat oven at 180 oC and grease cake tin. Shift flour in a bowl.
  • In another bowl beat curd well to remove all lumps and add sugar to it.
  • Beat well with sugar; add baking powder and baking soda one by one. Beat again.
  • Leave curd mixture for 5 min till small bubbles appear on the surface of the mixture.
  • Now add vanilla essence and oil to it and mix well.
  • Now add flour to the curd mixture slowly in 2 -3 batches.
  • Gently fold the mixture using a whisk and pour batter to greased pan.
  • Bake in the pre-heated oven for 30-35 min until the top turns golden brown and a tooth pick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake and then invert it onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Once the cake has cooled cut it into squares of a desired size and place them in an airtight container. Keep the container in the fridge for at least 2 hours or even overnight.

For Icing: 
  • Melt chocolate on a double boiler and add butter, milk and whisk.
  • Remove from heat and add cocoa powder and powdered sugar and whisk until smooth.
To assemble: 
  • Spread coconut in a dish. Using a fork, dip a piece of cake in icing.
  • Shake off excess. Toss in coconut.
  • Place on a wire rack over a baking tray. Repeat with remaining cake.
  • Keep aside for 1-2 hours to set. These lamingtons will keep for 2-3 days in air tight container. 

Sending to sweet luv 2013


  1. I have seen many bloggers baking this but have never tried....looks so appetising...

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  3. I have never attempted these. Looks inviting and thx for linking.

    Event: Sweet Luv - 2013