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Lamingtons with Cream & Cherry Jam

Lamingtons with Cream & Cherry Jam

Lamingtons with Cream & Cherry Jam

Lamingtons with Cream & Cherry Jam. Give traditional lamingtons an unexpected twist with this Black forest inspired recipe, using homemade cherry jam.

 

Makes 8-10

 

For the lamingtons:

  • 225g butter, softened
  • 225g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 25g cornflour
  • 4 eggs
  • 3-4 tbsp milk

 

Method:

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 the 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

 

Method:

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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