Recipe | Extra Australian Lamingtons

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I was overseas for Australia Day so when my cousin made her first trip to Australia recently, I jumped at the chance to make an appropriately themed treat to welcome her! I immediately thought of lamingtons because I hadn't made them before and was keen to try and also, how could you go wrong with a chocolate covered cake?

To make it extra Australian, I decided to also try my hand at marbling for the first time and marble the inside with green and gold. 

The lamingtons were a total hit at the welcome lunch and I think it definitely gave my cousin a good impression of what Australia has to offer!

125 grams butter, softened
1 1/3 cups caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 eggs
1 3/4 cups self rising flour
1/2 cup milk
Yellow and Green food colouring
3 cups desiccated coconut
3 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/4 cocoa powder
1 tablespoon butter (for the icing)
1/2 cup boiling water

Note: This recipe requires preparation overnight

1.  Using an electric mixer, beat together the butter, caster sugar and vanilla essence until well combined, should be light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Beating each egg for a minute before adding the next.
2. Slowly sift in the flour, folding as you go. 
3. Fold in the milk, and fold until well combined.
4. Pour mixture in a greased tray (I used a tray that was about 10cm by 25cm, and 4cm deep). On the top drip little droplets of green and yellow food colouring (not too many, maybe 6 little dots). Using a fork, gently fold through the food colouring to streak the batter with yellow and green.
5. Bake at 180 degrees Celcius for 25 minutes. Check if its cooked by inserting a skewer, if it comes out clean, its cooked!
6. Once the tray has been removed from the oven and has cooled, place on a wire tray and keep in a safe place overnight (I put it back in the oven once it had cooled)

7. Mix together the last four ingredients until well combined. 
8. Cut the cake into a desirable shapes, I cut them into little squares and that yielded 25 lamingtons.
9. Pour half a cup of the desiccated coconut onto a plate (keep topping up the plate as you need).
10. Dip each square into the chocolate icing, drip off any excess then cover in coconut. Place on a wire tray to set.

What it looks like on the inside

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  1. Oh yum!!! This sounds divine! I've never heard of them before but now I'm so eager to taste them!! Your blog makes me so hungry...... not a good idea to come here when I forget my lunch at home for the day! Hahaha xx

  2. I've somehow never even heard of lamingtons, but I'm LOVING the way they sound and look!!


  3. I love that you did a coloured swirl on the inside - how fun!

  4. You are too clever! I love the swirl ! Thank you for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays, have a great weekend :)

  5. What a special treat to make an overseas visitor, I've never seen marbled lamingtons before!

  6. Oh wow! these look fantastic. What a great idea with the marbling :)

  7. Oh wow! What an interesting idea of making marbled lamingtons! These look just AWESOME! :)

  8. Wow these are so clever! I am a devoted lamington lover and I just love these!


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