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.