Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Re Inventing the Lamington 2011

Well it has been a year since I started this blog.  The person that inspired me to start blogging Mr P from Delicious Delicious Delicious is having his annual (I hope) re inventing the lamington contest.

This year I have decided to do a Pina Colada flavoured lamington.

I started with a pineapple cake.  The recipe for the cake is here. This a beautifully moist cake, however it has a very delicate pineapple flavour.  As I was adding a coconut flavoured coating, I didn't want the pineapple flavour drowned out by the coconut taste.  So I brushed the top of the cake with a syrup made from pineapple juice and sugar, that I reduced by half on the stove top.

In between the layers of the lamington and around the outside is coconut cream cheese frosting:
2 tablespoons coconut cream
1 tablespoons cream cheese
2 1/2 cups icing sugar

After that I coated it in dessicated coconut.  I tried another one in yellow coloured sprinkles but I like the white ones the best.  A dust of white sparkles and I am done.

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