Sunday, January 1, 2012


HAPPY 2012!!  
I can't imagine any new beginning without chocolate and cake. So to celebrate the start of 2012, I thought of making these delicious and cute lamingtons, which is an Australian delicacy. Talking about Australia, today is also the birthday of my one and only SIL, who is settled in Australia - one more reason for me to have this cake on this special day! Dedicating these lamingtons to my SIL and all you wonderful friends of mine, who visit my blog and keeps me motivated to make the whole year a  reason for celebration.
Recipe adapted from Ria's Collection & What'sCookingAmerica
For the cake:
All purpose flour-2cup
Baking powder-2 heaped tsp
Baking Soda-1/2 tsp
Salt-1/4 tsp
Butter-125 g
Sugar-7 tbsp, powdered
Milk-1 1/4 cup
Vanilla extract-1/2-1 tsp

Raspberry preserve-3 tbs (for layering)

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Beat butter and sugar together till light and fluffy.Add in the eggs one by one and beat it well after each addition.Add flour and milk alternately starting and ending with flour. Add in the vanilla extract.If the batter is thick, add more milk and make it to the right consistency. Pour into a prepared cookie sheet and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 C/350 F for 15 mins. Cool and cut the cake into small 2x2 inch squares.I coated half of my squares with raspberry preserve and stacked the uncoated ones on top of them.

For the chocolate coating
4 cups powdered (confectioners) sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup milk
2 cups unsweetened desiccated coconut


Place the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, butter, and milk in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir the mixture until it is smooth and of pouring consistency. Remove from heat.  NOTE: You don't want the liquid to get too thin as the cake won't absorb the frosting properly.

To assemble the Lamingtons:

Place some paper or plastic wrap under the wire racks to catch any dripping frosting. Place the cake squares on the racks and have your warm Chocolate Frosting and coconut ready. NOTE: If the frosting starts to set while using, stand bowl in hot water until frosting thins down.
Quickly spoon or ladle the warm Chocolate Frosting over the chocolate squares, and then let the cake drain. Coat each cake square on all sides in the Chocolate Frosting. NOTE: It is best to just do a few cake squares as a time.
Using a small knife or spatula, gently roll each coated cake square in the coconut. Repeat with remaining cake squares. Set the cakes aside to dry before serving.
Once the Lamingtons have set, store in an airtight container for several days.
Sending this over to Chocolate Fest event at Srav's Culinary Concepts


  1. nice recipe..never heard of lamington before

  2. My Fav shortcakes...Luks so pretty..Happy new year 2012

  3. wow looks yummy & delicious and Happy new year .......

  4. never heard of lamington..looks yummy....happy new year...

  5. A new recipe Vidhya, Like the click..Wishing you a Very Happy New Year

  6. very interesting recipe. sounds goo.
    Happy New Year.

  7. I never heard abt it. But it looks easy and giving a feel of I can also prepare this. Happy new year Vidhya.

  8. Looks superb Vidhya, a very Happy New Year to you.

  9. Happy new year wishes to u and ur family.. Super delicious and quite addictive lamington..

  10. This is new to me dear but looks so yummy n excellent preparation too...Wishing U n Ur family a very Happy n brightful 2012 !!

  11. Delicious treat.Happy 2012 Vidhya.

  12. awesome recipe, new to me...looks delicious..Happy New year to you and your family.

  13. Unique n interesting recipe...
    Happy to foloow u dear...

  14. wow...sounds exquisitely delicious..
    wishing you a fantastic 2012 vidhya..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  15. Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.
    Absolutely delicious and mouth watering.

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  17. very inviting and looks yummy !! thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Chocolate Fest


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