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Lamingtons Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Suzie McFarland - GU Clinic
Added: Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 c. all-purpose flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 c. milk
4 c. confectioners' sugar
1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 T. butter, melted
1/2 c. milk
2 (8-oz.) packages flaked coconut

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8x12 inch rectangular pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup butter, 3/4 cup sugar and the vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well.

Pour the batter into the 8x12 inch pan. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Store overnight to give the cake a chance to firm up before icing.

To make the icing: In a large bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and cocoa. In a saucepan, heat milk and 2 teaspoons butter until the butter is melted. Add the milk to the sugar mixture and mix well to create a fluid, but not too runny.

Cut the cake into 24 squares. Place coconut in a shallow container. Using a fork, dip each square into the icing, then roll it in the coconut. Place onto rack to dry. Continue for each piece. The icing will drip, so place a sheet of parchment paper under the rack to catch the drips.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Lamingtons are little sponge cakes coated in chocolate and grated coconut. A traditional Australian treat that appeals to most. Any firm type of plain cake can be used: butter-cake, pound-cake, Madeira cake or genoise sponge.

 

 

 

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