I made lamingtons for the first time last weekend to take to a soccer BBQ.
They were good but I did take them out of the oven earlier than the recipe said and think it could have been earlier still as they were slightly chewey. They did seem popular though!
The recipe is from Tana Ramsay's "Real Family Food" cookbook.
For the sponge:
75g caster sugar
125g self raising flour
25 g cornflour
3 tbsp hot water
25g butter softened
For the chocolate icing:
500g icing sugar
15g butter, softened
450g coconut ( I didn't weigh mine)
Oven on at 180C/ 350F
Grease cake tin (18x28cm it says but I used a different size)
Beat eggs until thick and creamy
Beat sugar into eggs
Sieve in flour and cornflour
Gradually add water and butter, stirring until smooth
Pour into greased and lined tin
Cook for 30 minutes
Remove from tin and cool right down
Sieve together icing sugar and cocoa
Mix in butter and milk
Whisk until smooth
Put bowl over a pan of hot water and stir until glossy
If chocolate icing too stiff, add another splash of milk
Cut sponge into pieces until completely and dip into chocolate and then roll in the coconut!