Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lamington for the birthday boy

Wishing you a very happy day, have a successful life ahead, all the best and I'm proud to have you as a son. Keep shining and inspiring everyone around you with your love, Raihan Maulana Nilmada.

8 years, long time to have him with me. I became very sentimental when it comes to my son. Watch him grow from a cute little baby into an energetic and talkative boy. We almost have the same height :D, he would grow taller than me in a few years !

For his birthday this year, I had a plan to make him a chocolate cake. Lamington ! I saw these small chocolate squares from a magazine. Coated with chocolate icing and desiccated coconut. From what I know, Lamington is famous in Australia and Australians celebrate National Lamington Day on 21st of July ! I'm sure they would have lots of Lamington cakes that day. :D (I think I'll make Lamington again on that special day !)

(Homemade) Lamington

Makes 32

Ingredients :

Cake :
- 200 gr unsalted butter
- 175 gr caster sugar
- 4 eggs
- 150 gr all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 30 gr chocolate powder + 1/4 tsp chocolate paste, dissolved in 100 ml lukewarm water

Chocolate icing :

- 100 ml milk
- 200 gr dark cooking chocolate, chopped
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter

Coating :
- 50 gr dessicated coconut

How to :

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush a 22x22x4 cm pan with margarine to lightly grease. Line the base and sides with non-stick baking paper, allowing it to overhang slightly.
2. Cake : Beat the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add half portion of the sifted flour.
3. Add alternately another half portion of sifted flour and baking powder with chocolate mixture. Beat until combine.
4. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
6. Turn cake onto a wire rack, cover with a clean tea towel and set aside to cool.
7. Cut the cake into 2x2x2 cm. Set aside.
8. Chocolate icing : Place milk in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don't let it boiled). Add dark cooking chocolate. Stir the mixture until it becomes smooth and of pouring consistency. Add butter, mix well.
9. Use 2 forks to dip 1 cake square into the warm icing to evenly coat. Allow any excess icing to drip off. Use your fingers to roll the cake in the coconut to evenly coat, then place on a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining cake squares, icing and coconut. Set aside for 1 hour or until icing sets.

(Homemade) Lamington

Bahasa Indonesia
untuk 32 buah

Bahan :

Cake :
- 200 gr mentega tawar dingin
- 175 gr gula halus
- 4 butir telur
- 150 gr tepung terigu protein sedang
- 1 sdt baking powder
- 30 gr coklat bubuk + 1/4 sdt coklat pasta dilarutkan dalam 100 ml air hangat
Chocolate icing :- 100 ml susu cair
- 200 gr dark cooking chocolate, potong-potong
- 1 sdm mentega tawar

Pelapis :
- 50 gr kelapa kering siap pakai

Cara :

1. Cake : Kocok mentega dan gula halus sampai lembut. Masukkan telur satu per satu sambil dikocok rata bergantian dengan sebagian tepung terigu.
2. Tambahkan sisa tepung terigu dan baking powder sambil diayak dan dikocok rata bergantian dengan larutan coklat bubuk dan coklat pasta.
3. Tuang ke loyang 22x22x4 cm yang dioles margarin dan dialas kerta roti.
4. Oven 30 menit dengan api bawah suku 180 derajat Celcius sampai matang. Dinginkan.
5. Potong cake ukuran 2x2x2 cm. Sisihkan
6. Chocolate icing : panaskan susu cair. Matikan api. Masukkan potongan dark cooking chocolate. Aduk sampai rata.
7. Tambahkan mentega. Aduk rata.
8. Oleskan bahan topping ke seluruh permukaan cake. Gulingkan di atas kelapa kering.



  1. Happy birthday Raihan! Wow he's 8 - and you look like just his big sister than his mom!

  2. Hahaha...*blushing* . Thanks, Marvie. :)


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