LAMINGTONS: AUSTRALIAN CHOCOLATE AND COCONUT SPONGE CAKE

Lamingtons are a popular Australian dessert that originated in Queensland in the early 1900s.

They are made of squares of chocolate sponge cake that are coated in a layer of chocolate icing and then rolled in desiccated coconut.

The cake is named after Lord Lamington, who served as Governor of Queensland from 1896 to 1901.

There are several stories about how the cake was invented, but the most popular one involves a maid accidentally dropping a sponge cake into a bowl of chocolate and then rolling it in coconut to hide the mistake.

They can be made with different types of sponge cake, including vanilla or raspberry, and can be filled with jam or cream.

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Lamingtons are also popular in New Zealand, where they are sometimes filled with whipped cream and served with fresh fruit.

In recent years, there has been some debate over the true origin of the Lamington, with some claiming that it was actually invented in New Zealand.

To make Lamingtons, you will need ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs, cocoa powder, butter, milk, and desiccated coconut.

The cake is baked in a square or rectangular tin, and then cut into small squares before being coated in chocolate icing and coconut.

Lamingtons are a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that are perfect for any occasion. Whether you are an Australian or just a fan of chocolate and coconut, Lamingtons are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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