Espresso Lamingtons

Espresso Lamingtons: Snack time is here! Image: Lindsay Samuels.

Espresso Lamingtons – Little bites of love for the sweet tooth

Cute little sponge cakes smothered in chocolate and dusted in desiccated coconut.

Espresso Lamingtons

Espresso Lamingtons: Snack time is here! Image: Lindsay Samuels.

Out of ideas what to take to your next friends or family get-together? These espresso lamingtons will solve your “take-a-plate” predicament.

Espresso lamingtons originate from Australia and are basically cute little sponge cakes smothered in chocolate and dusted in desiccated coconut. These little bites are simply delicious and appeal to most people with a sweet tooth.

Bake these espresso lamingtons once and they may just become your latest obsession. What is better to sink your teeth through soft and fluffy sponge cake coated with chocolate and coconut?

If you prepare a plate of espresso lamingtons to take to a party, just watch how fast these little bites of love disappear. They are also absolutely divine with a late morning or afternoon tea.

Espresso Lamingtons Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Recipe by Lindsay Samuels Course: SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

25

minutes
Cooking time

35

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

Ingredients

  • Lamingtons
  • 1 cup castor sugar

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

  • cups all purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 100 g butter, melted

  • Espresso glaze
  • 50 g butter

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 shot of espresso or strong coffee

  • 2 cups icing sugar

  • Coating
  • 100 g desiccated coconut for coating

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, sift the flour and baking powder.
  • Fold the flour into the egg mixture a little at a time until combined.
  • Gently mix in the melted butter until well combined, being careful not to overmix.
  • Pour the batter into a greased and paper lined square baking pan, measuring 23 x 23 cm.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 – 35 minutes.
  • Leave the cake on the wire rack to cool completely before cutting into equal squares.
  • For the glaze, in a medium sized bowl, melt the butter in the microwave.
  • Whisk in cocoa, milk, espresso/coffee and icing sugar until a smooth runny glaze is formed.
  • Dip the cake squares into the glaze, being careful not to soak for too long.
  • Coat the squares with a thick layer of coconut prepared in a separate bowl.  
  • Place on a wire rack to set.

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