Lamingtonsâ€¦ a very popular dessert in Australia. Aussies call it Lamingtons but we like to call these Coconut Cake Delights.
Hold onâ€¦ this cake is not made of coconut. Then? Soon, you will see.
I used eggless wheat cake for making these Lamingtons.You can use any cake, eggless or with eggs, homemade or store bought. What is needed is vanilla sponge cake.
If you do not want to bake the cake yourself, no worries just go and grab one from the local bakery.
The cake is cut into square pieces. Then it is dipped in any coulis of your choice and finally rolled in shredded coconut.
While having a bite of these we were confused as to if it was a cake or some coconut sweet or what?
I made it in 3 flavours, strawberry, mango and chocolate. Before dipping cake pieces in fruit sauce/jam, you must put it in the freezer for some time. Also, I have made these bite-sized, though actually, they should be slightly bigger in size.
Another important thing is the rolling part. Desiccated/shredded coconut gets moist very soon while rolling cake pieces because of the sauce and you might end up wasting lot of it, as it looks good only when dry. For this I have tried to explain my method through pics below. Please go through it once before you start making.
ake pieces are kept in the freezer to ensure that they don't crumble while dipping in the sauce. If they are slightly frozen, it becomes easy to dip these in sauce and then roll in coconut.
Donâ€™t worry, they will soon become soft and spongy once out of the freezer.
In fact, it is a no cook recipe. Arrange everything either from the market or prepare at home in advance. And then just make these.
Put these pieces in the freezer for few hours, around 2 to 3 hours so that they get hard.
In the meantime prepare the sauces, chocolate sauce, mango sauce and strawberry sauce. For mango sauce, just puree mango pieces with some sugar. Add a little milk, if too thick. Give it a boil and thatâ€™s it.
For Strawberry sauce, follow the same as mango sauce but add little corn flour while cooking. You may check detailed recipe here
For Chocolate sauce, use readymade or check the recipe below
All the three sauces should be at room temperature.
Now take out cake pieces from the freezer.
Dip the pieces in sauce and keep aside.
Take dessicated coconut in a plate and roll the cake pieces in it.
Put these on parchment paper.
Make all the lamingtons like this, dipping in the sauce of your preference.
Keep these in the refrigerator for some time as they taste superb when chilled
Serve with love.
If you are baking your own cake for making lamingtons then bake in a square baking tin, preferably, as it will be easy to cut squares from it. If round in shape, then you will end up wasting a lot of it.
As mentioned earlier do not forget to put the cake pieces in the freezer for few hours. Otherwise, they may crumble while being dipped in the sauce.
You can roll these in shredded or desiccated coconut as per your choice.
You can use ready-made sauces also but I used homemade.
For mango sauce, just puree mango pieces with some sugar. Add a little milk, if too thick. Give it a boil and that’s it.