We would love to wish all of our Australian readers a very Happy Australia Day! Hope you have a relaxing day celebrating with family and friends.
To help celebrate Australia Day in true Aussie style, Sarah has baked us a delicious Lamington Cake. It consists of two layers of sponge cake, sandwiched together with vanilla buttercream, and then covered in a chocolate icing with dessicated coconut. A fun twist on the Aussie classic.
Sponge CakeMake up a basic Sponge Cake and bake it in two square tins. You can find the recipe Sarah used over here at Donna Hay. Allow the cake to cool and then sandwich together with Vanilla Buttercream, and coat in chocolate icing.
60 g butter (1/2 stick), softened
1 1/2 cups icing (confectioners sugar)
1 -2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
Place the butter in a large mixing bowl and on medium speed of an electric mixer beat until smooth. Add the sugar, 2 tablespoons of milk, and vanilla. Beat until smooth and creamy, about 5-7 minutes. Gradually add the remaining milk or until the icing is thick enough to be of good spreading consistency.
Sandwich the cooled sponge cake together with the buttercream.
- 2 cups (360g) icing (confectioner's) sugar
- 2/3 cup (50g) cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons (60ml) boiling water
- 50g butter, melted
- Shredded coconut, to coat
Sift together the icing sugar and cocoa. Mix with the boiling water and melted butter. Spread the top and sides of the cake with chocolate icing and sprinkle with desiccated coconut. Allow to set.
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