Saturday, 18 October 2008


Imagine my surprise when I came home from work and saw a rack of lamingtons drying! Good ol’ Mr G decided to make them and he actually made them from scratch. What I normally do is (my sister-in-law JL in Ballarat taught me this) I buy the Tip Top brand Madeira cake, cut it into squares and ice it to make lamingtons. I have to admit that Mr G did such a good job that the lamingtons practically walked out the door!

This is how he made them.

Cake Ingredients
125 g butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 xl (800g) eggs
2 cups self raising flour
½ tsp salt
1/3 cup milk (approx)
½ tsp vanilla extract

Cake Method
Heat oven to 180°C and cover a 33cm x 23 cm lamington tray with baking paper.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift flour and salt and to mixture, alternately with the milk. Add vanilla extract and blend well but do not over beat. Add extra milk if necessary to form a ‘soft dropping’ consistency.

Spread evenly onto lamington tray and bake for 25 to 35 mins or until cooked. Turn out and cool on a cake rack. When cooled, cut into 30 squares.

Chocolate Icing Ingredients
30 gm butter
½ cup boiling water (approx)
3 cups icing sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 cups desiccated coconut

Chocolate Icing Method
Melt butter in only ¼ cup of boiling water. Sift icing sugar with cocoa. Add liquid, mix well and add the vanilla extract. Now add the extra ¼ cup of boiling water, if REQUIRED, to make a thin icing that will easily coat the cake slices.

Dip each of the cake slices into the chocolate icing to form an even coating. Roll in the desiccated coconut and place on the wire racks again to ‘stiffen’ the icing.


Anonymous said...

VG, you are so lucky to have a talented husband like Mr G. Please tell him that the lamingtons look mouth watering.


VG said...

Hey Grace...he's lucky to have a wife like me! LOL.

I will pass on your comments to Mr G.

lemongrass said...

Hi Vin,
We love lamington. Mr G can definitely come and stay with us since he knows how to make them!

VG said...


What? Mr G only? How about me? I know how to make them too (cheat style)!
Just joking ;)

Sorry I haven't been over to 'your place' for sometime. New job and have been very busy. Nanti I mai jalan2, ok. Regards to your family.

Pushpa said...

Lucky you. Both of you are good in the kitchen. My beloved hubby can only make Maggi I wish...

VG said...

Thank you Pushpa. I am sure your husband is good at other things. At least he can make maggi mee, which I think is a bonus. My brother couldn't even do that!

BTW, are you either Malaysian or Singaporean? I note you used the word Mee when refering to Maggi Noodles!

SweetBites said...

Thumbs up for Mr G.lamingtons look so yummy.

Usha said...

Looks delicious...and what a wonderful surprise for are lucky !

ummi said...

Vin, the lamingtons look so nice..Mr G must be a wonderful lucky you are! I've kept this recipes for a long time and almost forget it until I saw yours here..hehee..LOL

VG said...

Thanks Zareena. Thumbs up indeed to Mr G. I'll pass on the msg.

Hi Usha...indeed I am lucky to have a hubby that can not only cook but loves it too. He still never ceases to surprise me. BTW, (boasting a bit here) he made a choc mud cake today. I thought only women went through the 'nesting' stage!

Hello Kak Ummi
Oh well, Mr G has his moments....but sometimes he can be frustrating too; but don't we all??

Well, you better bring out your recipe and have a go or you can try Mr G's version. I know your kids will love them.

Pushpa said...

Same as yours. Thanks for the reply. Hubby cooks only when he had no choice and for his stomach only...pity him.

VG said...

Hi again Pushpa

It's a wonder what they can do when they are desperate!