Sweet recipe for Lamingtons – Vanilla sponge squares coated with chocolate and coconut. Simply delicious!

Ingredients
Vanilla Sponge:
500ml (2 cups) Castor Sugar
4 large eggs
250ml (1 cup) oil
5ml (1 teaspoon) vanilla essence
750ml (3 cups) flour, sifted
15ml (1 Tablespoon) baking powder
250ml (1 cup) milk
Desiccated coconut for coating

Chocolate Coating:
500ml (2 cups) White Sugar
250ml (1 cup) hot water
45ml (3 Tablespoons) cocoa powder
15ml (1 Tablespoon) butter or brick margarine

How to
Vanilla Sponge:

Whisk castor sugar and eggs in a mixer until light and fluffy.

Add oil and vanilla essence, mix well.

Add sifted flour and baking powder to mixture alternatively with milk.

Pour the creamed mixture into a greased oven tray and bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Allow to cool and cut into squares.

Chocolate Coating:

Heat sugar, cocoa, butter and water until bubbly.

Allow to cool, dip sponge squares into sauce and roll in coconut.

By: Dilaine Naidoo

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