March 25, 2013

Lamingtons with White Chocolate Icing



The little birds with joy will sing,
On Easter morn,
The lilies fair, their bells will ring,
On Easter morn,
Old winter's cold and snows have past,
New life, new hopes, are here at last,
On Easter morn,
Each blade of grass that upward springs,
On Easter morn,
To waiting hearts a message brings,
On Easter morn,
The life that buds in flower and tree,
Will bring new hope to you and me,
On Easter morn, on Easter morn

A couple days back I was food gawking on the web when I came across these beautiful pastel colored Lamingtons. I right away knew that these would look just perfect for an Easter spread and just had to try them out. Browsing through the recipe, I was not too keen about the glaze that was used to coat them and hence came up with a white chocolate icing instead. This turned out just perfect for my cause because now, I could color them with my favorite Easter themed shades.


Lamingtons are Australian finger cakes, which are made by coating the yellow cake with chocolate icing and then rolling them in coconut.


Yellow cake recipe mostly adapted from here
Ingredients
For Cake
2 Cups - All-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, sifted after measuring
1 ¼ Cup - Sugar
1 Tablespoon - Baking powder
1 Teaspoon - Salt
1/2 Cup - Butter, room temperature
1 Cup - Milk
1 1/2 Teaspoon - Vanilla extract
3 – Eggs
For the white chocolate icing
6 ounces (170 gm) - White chocolate (Morsels or bars)
3 Tbsp - Unsalted butter
1/2 Cup - Milk
1 1/2 cups - Powdered sugar
For coconut coating
3-4 Cup – Desiccated coconut

Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Line an 8*10 inch dish with parchment paper
  • Combine the dry ingredients - flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  • Beat the butter and sugar and mix well
  • Stir in eggs and incorporate it into the butter mixture.
  • Mix in milk and vanilla
  • Add the dry ingredients 1 cup at a time
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for around 45 minute or until the inserted toothpick comes out clean
  • Allow the cake to cool completely and then wrap, and chill the cake overnight.
  • Use a knife to trim dark edges from cake and cut off domed top so the cake is flat.
  • Turn cake over and trim off the dark bottom.
  • Cut cake into squares.
Icing
  • In a nonstick sauce pan add white chocolate, butter, milk and whisk until they melt
  • Take it off the heat and whisk in the powder sugar
  • Divide the icing into as many bowls as the no of colors you plan to use. I divided the icing into 3 bowls
  • Add food color (yellow, blue, pink) and mix well
Making the Lamingtons
  • Skewer each square of cake with a fork and hold over the bowl of glaze.
  • Spoon warm icing over squares until they are covered completely covered.
  • Gently scrape excess icing off each square and transfer to a bowl of unsweetened shredded coconut, pressing coconut onto all sides.
  • Place on a wire rack and remove fork; allow these to set for 1 hour.
  • Can be stored, chilled, in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

15 comments :

  1. Pretty and cute lamingtons this is such a perfect Easter centrepiece Shema

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  2. these look incredibly cute. love the soft colours ad the snowy texture...joy fr the eyes.

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  3. looks really cute shema... lovely pics as well... :)

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  4. Pretty Lamingtons Shema :)...

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  5. luvly picture .. Im drooling here... Happy Easter Shema!!

    Ongoing Event- Mummy Ka Magic

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  6. Those Lamingtons look ever so pretty and tempting! This version is just fabulous.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  7. aha...what lovely lamingtons...can't resist to grab a bite...

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  8. wow, Shema these look really gorgeous! U know I never felt like making lamingtons, until I saw these..they are definitely better looking than the common chocolate ones:-)

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  9. the most prettiest lamingtons ive ever seen..cant take my eyes off it. I have always wanted to try it...i think i shall give ur recipe a go this easter..and happy easter shema :)

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  10. Loved the idea of coloring the icing...so beautiful

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  11. These are beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Adorable and right up my alley! I love love love cake and white chocolate. The rest is just a bonus! <3

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  13. These are so adorable and I love the Easter color. Sorry I'm here so late, but I pinned anyway. :)

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  14. THese are so adorable!I've wanted to try these but i'm having a baking jinx nothing i bake turns out well so i've stopped for now.

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  15. such lovely colors used :) just gr8 :) never been to ur blog bfr my 1st visit and loving it :)

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Thanks a bunch,
Shema

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