BM# 75: A-Z Bake Around the World: Day 12
Bake of the Day: L for Lamingtons
It’s time for another delectable dessert today. These Lamingtons come from down under and is a popular snack across Australia and New Zealand. Australia even has designated July 21, 2006 as National Lamington Day. A lamington is basically squares of sponge cake coated in an outer layer of chocolate sauce or sometimes raspberry jam and then rolled in desiccated coconut. The chocolate sauce is absorbed into the sponge cake and left to set, giving the cake a distinctive texture. Sometimes two lamington halves are sandwiched with cream or strawberry jam before dunking in chocolate.I made an eggless sponge cake using this eggless vanilla cake recipe with condensed milk. Traditionally the cake is baked in a square baking pan and the cake is cut into squares. I used 2 small loaf pans since I didn’t have the correct size square pan. I only made a single layer cake and skipped the sandwiching part. The chocolate icing is quite a delicious addition to this dish along with the dry grated coconut. My eggless cake turned out moist, soft and fluffy — but sturdy enough to dip in the chocolate and roll in coconut. It is best eaten with a fork.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 75.