LAMINGTONS – Team Nicole ‘n Melena – Nicole (13) and Melena (12)


  • 125g butter, softened
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 eggs
  • 450ml cake flour, sifted
  • 10ml baking powder
  • 125ml milk

For the syrup

  • 875ml icing sugar
  • 62 ml cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 125ml boiling water
  • 500ml desiccated coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Grease a 3cm-deep, 20cm x 30cm pan. Line with baking paper, leaving a 2cm overhang on all sides.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition
  5. Sift in flour and stir to combine
  6. Add in milk and mix.
  7. Spoon into prepared pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and leave to cool in pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto wire rack.
  9. Once cool enough to handle, cut into neat squares.img_0421
  10. Make the icing by sifting icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl
  11. Add butter and boiling water. Stir until smooth.
  12. Place coconut in a dish.
  13. Carefully dip each sponge square into the syrup coating each side
  14. Dip into the coconut, again coating each side
  15. Plate and serve.

Enjoy! Yum.Me!


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