Laminton Cake – the great Australia Day treat!

You cant get any more Aussie then the good ol’ lamington right?!  What a way to celebrate Australia Day with a Lamington CAKE!

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You’ll need:

  • 310g SR flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened, cacao powder
  • 430g raw or white sugar
  • 200g vegetable oil, (I used macadamia however)
  • 2 eggs
  • 240g buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 30g red food coloring – optional (if you want a red velvet cake)
  • ½ cup of prepared plain hot coffee  (don’t skip this ingredient).  I used 1/2 teaspoon of instant coffee, and mix this in a mug with boiling water.

Here’s what you do:

– Line 2 x laminton tins with baking paper

– Preheat oven to 180 degrees

– Add SR flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cacao in tmx and mix on speed 3, 10 seconds or until combined.  Set aside in large bowl.

– Add raw sugar and blitz, speed 9, 3 seconds (if using white sugar don’t worry).

– Insert butterfly

– Add sugar (if not already in bowl) and oil.  Mix speed 3, 10 seconds.

– Add eggs, buttermilk, vanilla extract, food colouring and coffee.  Mix on speed 4, 15 seconds.

– Slowly add wet ingredients to dry ingredients a little at a time stirring each addition.

– Tip half into each tin and bake in oven for about 30-40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Let the cake cool in tin for 5 minutes before removing.  Then tip onto a cake rack and let it cool completely before icing.

Icing

180 g cream cheese
90 g Butter softened
420 g icing sugar
20g cacao
About a cup of desiccated coconut

Mix cream cheese and butter on speed 4 for 10 seconds.  Add icing sugar and mix until smooth.  You may need the spatula to help mix the icing sugar in.  If its still runny add a little more icing sugar, if its too dry, add a tiny amount of milk.

Spread a good layer (about a 1/4 of the mixture) on top of one of the cakes.  Put the second cake on top, to create a sandwich.

With the left over icing, add cacao, and mix through.  Spread this all over the top and sides of the cake.

Sprinkle with desiccated coconut.  Let it set in the fridge for about an hour, then cut and serve.  Enjoy!

Happy Australia Day!

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