A birthday to celebrate last night, my youngest turned 19. I made my first lamington cake, it was a challenge well met. Not only did I make it a cake, but a chocolate lamington cake.
I made just a normal chocolate cake in a slice tray. Baked as usual, cooled as usual. Cut off the 4 side edges. Mixed up the chocolate coating and here in lies the challenge, it involved pouring the chocolate coating in a tray, sitting the cake in the coating. Pouring the coating all over the cake making sure all sides were coated, scooping and spoons were included.
Using my superb juggling skills and a couple of egg flips, I lifted the coated cake onto another tray sprinkled with coconut. Covered with coconut on all sides and lifted finished cake onto my serving plate. No more moving that cake. I fixed up those little bits that got knocked while moving and sprinkled with some extra coconut on top.
It was a lovely cake and everyone wanted a corner, more chocolate edges that way.