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Lamington Cake

Debbie Matenopoulos teams up with the Irwin family to bake a delicious cake with coconut and dark chocolate.
Lamington Cake
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla-bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/3 cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • 2 1/3 cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1 cup dark chocolate
  • 1 cup thickened cream
  • 1 cup shredded coconut


Lamington Cake - Home & Family

The Irwin family are in the kitchen baking a traditional Australian cake.

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 345°. Grease and line a 8-inch square cake pan. Process butter and sugar in a processor for 2 minutes until light.

2. Add 1-teaspoon vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, pulsing after each until just combined.

3. In 3 alternating batches - add flour and milk, pulsing to combine.

4. Pour into pan and bake for 55-60 minutes until a skewer inserted in center comes out
clean.

5. Cool for 5 minutes, then turn onto a rack to cool completely.

Recipe for Topping:

1. Stir chocolate, cream and remaining vanilla in a heatproof bowl over simmering water until
smooth (don't let the bowl touch water).

2. Chill for 20 minutes to thicken.

3. Spread this icing over the cake, then sprinkle top and sides with coconut.

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