FOOD

Caramel lamingtons

Deliciously different… the perfect weekend indulgence!
15
45M
25M
1H 10M

Deliciously impressive, these cakes make the perfect weekend treat! 

Ingredients

Method

1.

Grease a 19cm x 30cm lamington pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, extending paper 3cm above pan edges.

2.

To make filling, combine cream and caramels in a medium saucepan over a low heat. Stir until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Don’t boil. Transfer to a large heatproof bowl. Cover surface with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until cold.

3.

Beat eggs in a large bowl of an electric mixer on high speed for about 7 minutes, or until thick and creamy. With motor operating, gradually add sugar, 1 tblsp at a time, beating until dissolved.

4.

Sift flours twice onto a sheet of baking paper. Sift again over egg mixture. Add water. Using a whisk, gently fold until just combined. Pour into pan. Spread to corners.

5.

Cook in a moderate oven (180C) for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown and sponge springs back when lightly touched. Invert onto a wire rack lined with baking paper. Cool completely.

6.

To make icing, sift sugar and cocoa into a large, heatproof bowl. Add butter and milk. Sit bowl over a pan of simmering water. Whisk until smooth. Remove. Cool slightly.

7.

Cut sponge into 15 equal squares. One at a time, dip in icing, allowing excess to drain off. Roll in combined coconuts. Place on a wire rack to set.

8.

Beat filling with an electric mixer for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy.

9.

Cut lamingtons in half. Sandwich together with filling.

TIP: Don’t over-beat the filling or it will split, making it look curdled. Filled lamingtons can be made up to four days ahead. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge.

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