FOOD

Best Ever Pink Jelly Lamington Cakes

These almost look too pretty to eat! Almost...
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Makes 12
45M
15M
1H

If you’re looking for the ultimate pink jelly lamington recipe, go no further! Guaranteed to work every time, these pretty-as-a-picture pink lamingtons are just delicious. They also make a great change from regular lamingtons or cream-filled lamingtons.

Ingredients

SPONGE

Method

1.

Lightly grease a 12-cup loose-base dessert pan. Line bases with baking paper. 

2.

To make sponge, beat eggs in a large bowl of an electric mixer for about 7 minutes, or until thick and pale. With motor operating, gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dissolved.

3.

Sift flours twice onto a sheet of baking paper. Sift again over egg mixture. Add 2 tablespoons boiling water. Gently fold with a whisk until just combined. Spoon evenly into pan holes (just under 2/3 cup in each).  

4.

Cook in a moderate oven (180C) for about 15 minutes, or until sponges spring back when lightly touched. Remove. Stand in pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.  

5.

Meanwhile, dissolve jelly crystals in 1 cup boiling water in a large, heatproof jug. Stir in ½ cup cold water. Refrigerate for about 1½ hours, or until jelly starts to set around the edge. 

6.

One at a time, dip sponges into jelly, allowing excess to drip away. Roll in coconut. Transfer to a wire rack. Refrigerate for about 1 hour, or until set. 

7.

To serve, cut sponges in half horizontally. Sandwich together with jam (about 1 tablespoon each) and cream.  

TIP! Cakes are best made on the day of serving. We used a Baker’s Secret 12-Cup Loose Base Dessert Pan, with each hole measuring 7.5cm wide x 5cm deep, available from kitchen homeware shops or online at Peters of Kensington. 

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