We are celebrating a national treasure on Wednesday 21st July. There is nothing better than a fresh lamington and cup of coffee.

Join us for a slice or get into some iso baking and thank us later. Recipe below.

Sponge Cake Base 

300g sugar

345g butter – room temp

275g plain flour

12g baking powder

3 whole eggs – room temperature

1 egg yolk

190ml milk

1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped

Cream cheese frosting

180g butter – room temperature

150g icing sugar

400g cream cheese – room temperature

Chocolate glaze

100ml warm milk

100g 54% dark chocolate

30g cocoa powder

Raspberry Jam

1kg mixed frozen raspberries or fresh raspberries

600g sugar

2 orange (peel only)

12g citrus pectin

Decorate 

Toasted coconut

 

METHOD

Sponge cake method

1. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and creamy with whisk or attachment in stand mixer

2. Add eggs one by one

3. Slowly pour in milk and vanilla seeds

4. Mix with the dry ingredients

5. Pour batter into round cake tin lined with baking paper

6. Bake at 180 for 35 minutes until the skewer comes out clean

7. Once chilled, cut the cake across ways into three equal size circles

Cream cheese frosting method

1. Cream the butter and icing sugar till pale, add room temp cream cheese and keep whipping till nice and smooth

Chocolate Glaze Method

Melt all ingredients together in a heat proof bowl over a pot of simmering water

Raspberry Jam Method

1. Cook berries with sugar and orange peel until soft

2. Add citrus pectin and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Jam will need to boil to activate the pectin

3. Chill in refrigerator

Assembling

Start with 1 sponge circle

Soak with 1/4 chocolate glaze

Spread 1/3 cream cheese frosting

Spread an equal amount of raspberry jam on top of frosting

Repeat the above steps until the 3 tiers are complete

Pour the last 1/4 of chocolate glaze over the top of the cake

Garnish with toasted shredded coconut and fresh raspberries

Chill until ready to serve

Happy baking!

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