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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lamington Cake

Sebenarnya Aq udah tidak asing lagi dengan cake ini, setelah sekian lama, Aq mencobanya lagi di harvest Depok, ukurannya besar, rasanya mantab n nyoklat sekali. Awalnya sempat 'kuremehkan', masa enak sih cake yang nyoklat banget dilapisi kelapa kering? jawabannya: Enak! Senang sekali pas baca resep lamington cake ini di sebuah majalah, tapi Aq memutuskan browsing aja ;p

Alhamdulillah membuatnya mudah, bahan2nya juga ada stok di rumah, yang paling penting suamiq suka sekali lamington cake ini, sampai ditanyain pas pulang kerja n sarapan n_n oke, ini resepnya yah, dari joy of baking,,, untuk coklat frosting-nya Aq hanya menggunakan DCC yang dicairkan bersama unsalted butter n susu UHT coklat n_n

Lamingtons Recipe:

2 cups (260 grams) all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated white sugar
3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
Chocolate Frosting:
4 cups (1 lb.) (454 grams) confectioners' (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted
1/3 cup (30 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons (42 grams) unsalted butter
1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
2 cups (480 ml) unsweetened desiccated coconut, finely ground

Lamingtons: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place oven rack to middle position. Butter, or spray with a nonstick cooking spray, the bottom and sides of an 8 inch (20 cm) square cake pan. 
In a large bowl sift or whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
In bowl of electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until soft. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the vanilla extract and beat until combined. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and milk, in three additions, beginning and ending with flour.  
Spread the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with an offset spatula. Bake in preheated oven for about 25 - 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Cool the cake in its pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Then place a wire rack on top of the cake pan and invert, lifting off the pan. Re-invert. Once the cake has completely cooled cut into 16 two-inch (5 cm) squares. Wrap the cake in plastic wrap and refrigerate (to make them easier to frost) for several hours or even overnight.
Chocolate Frosting: Place the confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder, butter and milk in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir the mixture until it becomes smooth and of pouring consistency.
To assemble Lamingtons:  Make a production line; put the 16 squares of cakes on a wire rack that is placed over a baking sheet (to catch the drips). Have ready the coconut on a large plate and the chocolate frosting. Spoon or ladle the chocolate frosting over each square of cake, making sure you cover all sides. (It is best to do a few squares at a time.)  With a small offset spatula or knife transfer the chocolate covered cake to the plate of coconut and roll the cake in the coconut, covering all sides. Gently transfer the lamington to a clean wire rack to set. Repeat with the rest of the cake squares. Once the Lamingtons have set, store in an airtight container for several days.

Note: When you ladle the frosting over the cake, some of the frosting will drip onto the baking pan. Pour this frosting back in your bowl and reuse (strain if necessary). If the icing becomes too thick to pour, simply place the frosting back over the saucepan of simmering water and reheat until it is of pouring consistency. (You may have to do this a few times as the frosting has a tendency to thicken over time. Add a little more milk to frosting if necessary to get pouring consistency.) 
Makes 16 2-inch (5 cm) squares.


Happy Baking! n_n


  1. baru tahu nih kak kalo' ada lamington cake nih,keren..kelihatan enak

  2. Alhamdulillah, makasih banyak udah mampir n ngasi comment yah n_n Alhamdulillah memang enak nih Mb n_n

  3. Mau nyoba bikin ah :D Thanks bunda banie.

  4. Sama2 Mb, syelamat mencoba n semoga suka n___n