The best of both worlds, a cupcake and a lamington

 


Ingredients (makes 24 cupcakes)

  • 200g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups caster sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla essence
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 2 teas baking powder
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • TOPPING
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tbs cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Place cupcake papers in 2 x 12-hole muffin trays. In an electric mixer, beat butter for 2-3 minutes until pale in colour and creamy. Add sugar one third at a time, beating well between each addition. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for about a minute between each addition. Add the vanilla essence and coconut, beat until combined. Sift flour and baking powder and add half to butter mixture with half the milk, beat until just combined. Repeat with remaining flour and milk
  2. Spoon mixture into cupcake papers until 3/4 full (I use an icecream scoop). Bake for about 15 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Transfer to wire racks and allow to cool completely
  3. For the icing, sift icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl and add enough warm water to make a spreadable paste. Place coconut in a small bowl. Spread each cupcake with icing, then dip in coconut


  • what more can anyone want hey …. yum

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  • What a great twist on the traditional lamington

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  • I love coconut and home-made lamingtons are a favourite, but I’ve never made them myself. I’m going to try these thanks!

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  • beutiful lamingtons

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  • Okay these are my type of lamingtons – quick, simple and no raw edges to worry about crumbs.

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  • I wonder if I beg Mum, she will make these on the weekend for us

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  • Thanks for sharing this recipe

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  • The more I think about this recipe the more genius it is !

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  • probably the greatest cup cakes on the planet!

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  • I can recommend these forever….they’re so lovely looking and I’m sure so tasty

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  • this needs to be AT HOME NOW……….. making this right away

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  • we love lamingtons in this house! Cannot wait to make these for afternoon tea for the kiddies

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  • Yum. perfect as is or sliced in the middle with a bit of cream added. :)

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  • These look yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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  • We love making (and eating) lamingtons. The kids always help.

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