These easy stir together Lamingtons will surprise you. There’s no dry sponge cake here. No, what I have here is amazingly moist Carrot Cake crossed with a Lamington. All you need to do is stir some carrots into a cake and bake! Carrot Cake Lamingtons. Yum.
There’s nothing more therapeutic than dipping cake pieces into chocolate and rolling them in coconut. Well not really, I’m lying but the results are so worth getting your fingers dirty. There were a lot of surprised faces when I took these Lamingtons with me to a picnic. After the surprise their was happiness.
Making Lamingtons with different flavoured cakes inside isn’t unusual so don’t laugh at these Carrot Cake Lamingtons ( as my friends did- you know who you are!) . There’s the Flour and Stone version of Lamington that’s dipped in Panacotta and has a chocolate and berry filling. Then there’s the SBS version of a banana bread lamington. Yep that’s cool too but Carrot Cake is the best.
This is another version of this Carrot Cake recipe here.
There are a couple of secrets to making good Lamingtons
- Lightly toast the coconut. Use both fine and shredded.
- Chill the Lamingtons before dipping. It’s easier to chill the whole cake and cut into equal squares.
- The next most important thing with making any Lamington, is to make sure the dipping chocolate is not too thick. If the dip is too thick it will pull the cake apart. Test with the first square. The chocolate should coat easily and soak in just a fraction. Add a little extra liquid at a time. In the mix below you can add more coconut, water or milk.
- 4 whole large eggs
- 310 ml oil ( veg rice bran, macadamia)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 200 gm caster sugar
- 100 gm brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
- 340 gm plain flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 300 gm carrot grated
- 400 gm coconut shredded
- 100 gm coconut desicated
- 200 gm white chocolate chopped
- 50 gm butter chopped
- 400 ml coconut milk 1 can
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla