Time: 75 minutes | Servings: 16 servings | Rating: ★★★☆☆
For the Cake
- 3 large eggs
- 220 grams granulated sugar
- 100 grams butter
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 300 grams all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 230 ml milk
For the Filling
- 200 ml orange marmalade
For the Coating
- 6 tbsp cocoa powder
- 155 grams powdered sugar
- 155 ml boiling water
- 80 grams dark chocolate
- 200 grams desiccated coconut
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Line the base and sides of a deep 10×10 inch square pan with parchment paper going in both directions, with the edges overhanging
- In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the egg whites with one third of the sugar until soft peaks form.
- In your stand mixer, beat the remaining sugar with the butter, egg yolks, and vanilla extract for about 3 minutes until pale and fluffy.
- In a medium sized bowl, use a whisk to blend the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder together.
- Adding one third of this at a time, beat into the butter and egg yolk mixture, alternating with the milk, until smooth.
- Whisk one third of the meringue into the batter to loosen it, then carefully fold in the remaining meringue until fully incorporated. Do not overmix.
- Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake until golden and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. About 45-50 minutes.
- Once the cake is completely cool, use a sharp serrated knife to trim the edges off the cake. Slice the cake into 16 evenly sized squares.
- Slice each square in half and sandwich the two halves back together with a dollop of marmalade.
- Whisk together the cocoa powder, icing sugar, and boiling water in a large bowl, then add in the dark chocolate until melted and smooth, set aside until cold.
- Place the coconut in a shallow dish.
- One at a time, dip each square in the chocolate mixture, making sure that it is completely coated
- Roll the chocolate coated cake square in the desiccated coconut until all sides are covered.
- Place the finished lamingtons on a wire rack and leave for a couple of hours until set. Enjoy!