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The Great South African Bake Off

Tiramisu Lamingtons

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The Great South African Bake Off

BBC Lifestyle

Ingredients

Sponge Cake:

  • 2 cups Flour
  • ¾ cups
  • Castor Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 2/3 cup
  • Margarine
  • ¾ cup Milk
  • 3 ea. Eggs
    • 1 tsp.Vanilla Essence

Mascarpone Cream:

  • 1 cup Mascarpone
  • ½ cup Icing sugar
  • ¼ cup Cream
  • 2 tbsp. Coffee Liqueur

Glaze:

  • 3.5 tbsp. Butter
  • ¼ cup Cocoa
  • 2 cup Icing sugar
  • ¾ cup Water
  • 2 tbsp. Instant coffee

Assembly:

  • 2½ cup Desiccated coconut
  • 3 tbsp. Cocoa

Preparation method

Sponge Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 180C
  • Grease and line a 305 x 200 x 30mm rectangle baking tin
  • Cream margarine and sugar until light
  • Beat in eggs one at a time
  • Sift together flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Alternately add the flour mix and milk to form a batter
  • Bake at 180C for 25-30 minutes.
  • Leave to cool completely. Place in fridge until needed.

Mascarpone cream:

  • Beat mascarpone, icing sugar and cream until fluffy.
  • Mix in coffee liqueur

Chocolate glaze:

  • Combine icing sugar, coffee, cocoa powder, butter and water
  • Bring to the boil whilst stirring all the time.
  • Keep warm

Assembly:

  • Halve cake horizontally. Trim 1cm edges of the cake.
  • Reserve a quarter of mascarpone cream,
  • Spread the remainder over on layer of sponge
  • Top with remaining cake.
  • Cut cake into equal sized rectangles. Place coconut on a plate.
  • Use 2 forks to dip the cake squares in glaze. Shake off excess.
  • Roll in coconut to coat. Transfer lamington to a lined tray.
  • Decorate with reserved cream and dust with cocoa.