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Lamingtons

(Makes about 25)

Cake

  • 230 g (250 ml) butter
  • 250 g (310 ml) sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 420 g (750 ml) cake flour
  • 10 ml baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 250 ml milk

Heat oven to 200˚C. Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add eggs one by one and beat well after every addition. Sift dry ingredients together. Add milk and dry ingredients to the butter mixture in turn. Pour into a greased square pan of 22 cm x 22 cm and bake 20-30 minutes. Cut into 25 squares.

Syrup

  • 60 ml cocoa
  • 375 ml water
  • 600 g (750 ml) sugar
  • 15 ml butter
  • 500 g coconut

Put all the ingredients except the coconut into a saucepan. Bring to the boil and let it boil for 2 minutes. Dip squares of cake in syrup and roll in coconut.