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Lamingtons with Cream & Cherry Jam

Give traditional lamingtons an unexpected twist with this Black forest inspired recipe, using homemade cherry jam.

Lamingtons with Cream & Cherry Jam

Makes 8-10

For Lamingtons

225g butter, softened

225g sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

200g self-raising flour

25g cornflour

4 eggs

3-4 tbsp milk

1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease straight-sided muffin tin.

2 Cream butter and sugar. Sift flour and cornflour together. Add vanilla, then add eggs one at a time, adding a spoonful of the flour mixture between each egg. Fold in the rest of the flour mixture, adding a little milk as needed.

3 Pour batter into muffin tin and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cakes begin to come away from the edges and are springy to the touch. Let cakes cool in muffin tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

For Coating

4 tbsp cocoa

125g icing sugar

125ml boiling water

25g dark chocolate, chopped

100g desiccated coconut

whipped cream, sweetened,

to serve

cherry jam, to serve

1 Whisk cocoa and icing sugar with boiling water, then stir in chocolate and let mixture cool.

2 Dip each cake into chocolate mixture and roll in coconut.

3 Finish with lashings of  sweetened whipped cream and top with a generous spoonful of cherry jam.

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