Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Lamingtons with White Chocolate Cream

I'm going to see the old year out with Lamingtons, then I'm going to see the New Year in with a glass of Champagne. Yippee!

It's been sweet getting to know you my friends. May your New Year be full of fizz, in the best possible way.

Jen X

Lamingtons with White Chocolate Cream
adapted from Delicious
Makes 12

For the Cake:
4 eggs
150g caster sugar
150ml milk
60g unsalted butter
185g self-raising flour
35g cornflour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the White Chocolate Cream:
300ml whipping cream
100g white chocolate, chopped

For the Dark Chocolate Glaze:
170g dark chocolate, chopped
40g unsalted butter
180ml milk
220g icing sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 1/2 cup desiccated coconut

Make the Cake:
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Spray a 20 x 30cm lamington tray with cooking oil spray and line it with baking paper.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the eggs and sugar for 5 minutes, until pale and fluffy.

Meanwhile, put the milk and butter in a small saucepan and heat over low heat until the butter has melted. Add the vanilla and set aside to cool a little.

Sift the flour, courflour and cream of tartar into a bowl, then sift the flour mixture 4 times. While the motor running, add the flour mixture to the eggs in 3 batches, beating well after each addition. Add the warm milk mixture and beat to combine.

Pour into the prepared pan and  bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Turn out onto a wire rack and allow to cool, then wrap in plastic and chill until cold. The colder it is, the easier it will be to cut and coat with the glaze.

Make the White Chocolate Cream:
Place the cream and white chocolate in a saucepan and melt over a low heat until smooth. Chill until cold, then beat until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

Make the Dark Chocolate Glaze:
Put the dark chocolate and butter into a saucepan over low heat and melt until smooth. Remove from the heat and whisk in the icing sugar and coco power. Add a little hot water if the glaze is too thick.

Assemble the Lamingtons:
Cut the cake into 12 equal portions. Place the coconut on a large baking tray. Dip the cakes into the dark chocolate glaze until completely coated, then dredge them in coconut. Put them in a wire rack to set. When set, cut the cakes in half and fill them the white chocolate cream and sandwich them together.


  1. I never tasted lamingtons and now I regret it because it looks so good!! Happy New Year Jen, full of love, joy and cooking :)

    1. Thanks so much Gabrielle. I so love that you take the time to leave your lovely comments. Thanks for being here. Have a wonderful New Year with lots of lovely food. And you really must try a Lamington at least once in your life, they're an Aussie icon.

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you dear Marie. Thanks for being such a great supporter and friend. I've so loved exchanging comments and food ideas with you. You're an inspiration. I hope we can continue our long distance relationship into the New Year and beyond. Wishing you love and happiness and gorgeous food for the New Year.

  3. Love these. I've never made lamingtons before (what kind of Australian am I?!?!) but I do adore eating them. A friend of mine recently made these tres leche cake lamingtons and I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I imagine I'd be feeling the same upon devouring these. Thanks for travelling through the last blogging year with me Jen. I appreciate you hugely, as an inspiration and friend! Looking forward to lots more adventures in 2014! x

    1. I think Lamingtons should be on our flag. There I said it. You're doing my head in with tres leche cake lamingtons. Now I won't rest until I have one. You knew that didn't you? I have really loved gettin' up on each others business this year. I adore your blog, your food, your images and your writing. Here's to New Year of foodie adventures together-apart... you know what I mean. xx

  4. Happy New Year Jen! It's been lovely connecting this year. These are calling my name. I love everything about them! On my list next!

  5. Happy, happy New Year my friend. It's been so lovely to get to know you. Thanks so much for your talent and generosity. Wouldn't it be fun if we lived closer and could have coffee and cake and talk and dream and eat and drink together. We may never do any more work and be twice the size is we are now, but it would be so much fun. I hope your dreams come true in the New Year. x