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.