Lamingtons (by Mowieliscious)

For the sponge cake:

200g (roughly 1 1/2 cups) plain flour

225g (roughly 1 cup) caster sugar

7 eggs

80g (1/3 cup) melted butter

For the coating:

200g (roughly 2 cups) dessicated coconut

400g (roughly 3 1/4 cups) icing sugar

115g (1 cup) cocoa powder

100g (slightly less than half a cup) melted butter

100ml (slightly less than half a cup) hot water

1. Preheat oven to 180˚C. Whisk eggs and sugar with an electric mixer for about 10 minutes until light and fluffy.

2. Add the flour and fold through. Gently fold through the melted butter.

3. Line the base of a rectangular 30cm (12in) cake tin with baking paper, pour the batter into the tin and bake for 30-40 minutes. To check if the cake is ready, stick a metal skewer into the middle of the cake. If the skewer comes out clean, the cake is ready.

4. Cool on a wire rack. Once cool, cut off all the edges and crusts. Cut this into roughly 8cm cubes, or whatever size you’d like your Lamingtons to be.

5. Whisk the icing sugar, cocoa powder and hot water together in a bowl. Fold in the melted butter.

6. Dip all sides of the sponge cubes into the chocolate mixture and then toss the cubes through dessicated coconut to cover. Allow to harden on a wire rack, then refrigerate to fully solidify.

About the Author,

Maria Grazia Viscito, alias Caris, 39 anni, ingegnere, di Roma, con una grande passione per il cibo e la fotografia, cucina "per legittima difesa"