Lamingtons, are an Aussie favourite and I’d forgotten how easy and fun they are to make.
We scoffed the lot in an afternoon.
Of course, you could make a sponge cake – cook it in a slab tin and wait for it to get a tiny bit stale, but I opted for the supermarket ready-made sponge and cut it into squares.
Mix up a bowl of fairly runny chocolate icing. It has to be runny so that it soaks into the cake a little. I used half quantity of cocoa powder and icing sugar with enough water to get the consistency I was after (like loose pouring cream).
Get a bowl of desiccated coconut ready.
Put your square of sponge cake into the icing mix, turning carefully with a couple of forks to coat evenly.
Then drop your chocolately square into the bowl of desiccated coconut and pat gently so that it sticks to the icing.
Happy Australia Day!