The Great South African Bake Off

Banana Cotton Lamingtons


The Great South African Bake Off

BBC Lifestyle


Banana Sponge:

  • 170g Egg Whites
    • 120g Castor Sugar
    • 120g Egg Yolks
    • 80g Banana Puree
    • 5ml Lemon Juice
    • 120g White Bread Flour
    • 40g Milk

Chocolate Sauce:

  • 225g 70% Chocolate
  • 60g Unsalted Butter
  • 270ml Milk
  • 330g Icing sugar
  • 45ml Cocoa
  • 45ml
  • Boiling water

Coffee Cream:

  • 250ml Fresh Cream
  • 15ml Espresso Powder
  • Granulated Sugar


  • 150g Desiccated Coconut

Preparation method

Banana Sponge:

  • Pre heat oven to 160C
  • Whip egg whites while gradually adding castor sugar.
  • Whip until firm peaks form, then add yolks in four parts.
  • Combine after each addition.
  • Add banana (pureed with lemon juice using a stick blender)
  • Sift flour in two parts and gently fold in.
  • Drizzle milk onto batter and combine with top layer.
  • Bake at 160C for 55 minutes or until it makes a soft squeak when pressed.

Chocolate Sauce:

  • Melt chocolate with butter and milk
  • When smooth sift icing sugar and cocoa into chocolate.
  • Mix until combined and mix in boiling water before dipping.


  • Once sponge is cooled slice it in half horizontally.
  • Flip spread coffee cream on one layer.
  • Sandwich with other half and then cut to desired size.
  • To dip use a fork and make sure each piece is coated before rolling in coconut.