Lamingtons WITH A BLACK FOREST TWIST
Home South Africa|October/November 2021
This classic treat boasts the proverbial cherry on top!
Johane Neilson

Lamingtons

Makes 16 squares

Preparation: 40 minutes, plus cooling time

Baking time: 25–30 minutes

Oven temperature: 180°C

• 200g (250ml) castor sugar

• 4 extra-large eggs

• 5ml vanilla essence

• 200g (375ml) cake flour

• 5ml baking powder 100g butter, melted

CHOCOLATE ICING

• 50g butter, melted

• 160ml full-cream milk, heated

• 50g (125ml) cocoa

• 290g (560ml) icing sugar, sifted

• a pinch of salt

• about 500ml coconut

GARNISH

• 250ml whipping cream

• 10ml cherry liqueur, brandy or rum 80g dark chocolate, melted

• cherry jam

• 12 maraschino cherries

TIPS

• If you prefer classic lamingtons, stop at step 6 and store the squares in an airtight container for up to three days.

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