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Friday, 10 August 2012

How To: Bake Chocolate Lamington Bar Cake

Yes, it's a baking post!!! Sis and I were flipping through the pages of our "cake-book" and decided to try:      Chocolate Lamington Bar Cake.

Recipe will be included below.

Sifting flour (I'm an expert at this now):




End product:


Beating the eggs in:


Folding... folding:

Before transferring to the baking pan:

Right before popping it in the oven:

End product:

TECHNICALLY, we were still supposed to do this:
Source: Google images
But it was getting late so we skipped the sprinkles and cream =((((( I'll include the steps in the recipe we followed though!

R E C I P E

Ingredients:

For Cake:
¾ cup unsalted butter
¾ cup superfine sugar
eggs
1 ¼ cup self-rising flour
¼ cup cocoa powder 

Frosting:
2 oz (½ cup) dark chocolate broken in pieces
4 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon butter
¾ cup confectioner’s sugar 

Toppings:
½ cup coconut flakes
½ cup heavy cream whipped
1 ½ Tablespoons sugar

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven. Grease and line bottom of a 3 x 10 baking pan.

2. Sift together flour, baking powder, cocoa powder.

3. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs.

4. Fold in the sifted flour + powder into the mixture.

5. Pour mixture into the pan and bake for 40 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.

6. (Frosting) Mix chocolate chips, milk and butter in a heat proof bowl and place over a pan of hot water. Stir until chocolate is melted. 

7. Add confectioner’s sugar and beat until smooth. Let cool until thick enough to spread. 

8. Cut a V shape wedge from the top of the cake, reserve cake wedge. Frost the cake and cover with coconut flakes.

9. (Cream) Beat heavy cream with 2 Tablespoons of sugar until soft peaks form. Pipe a line of cream in the center, replace wedge back on, frost and ad coconut flakes, then pipe a row of cream on either side of the wedge of cake. Serve.

Tips!!!

#1 - DO NOT use Planta or Margarine if you don't want your cake to smell funny.

2# - When folding the mixture, (Step 4) go in a "8" figure. Don't just do it in circles cause it will put air bubbles into your cake mix.

HAPPY BAKING!

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