Lamington Cake

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Invite all your mates for this Aussie-inspired Lamington cake

SERVINGS:

serving time15

INGREDIENTS

  • Vanilla Butter Cake

  • 440g (2 cups) caster sugar

  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste

  • 560g butter, unsalted, room temperature

  • 600g (4 cups) self raising flour

  • 6 large eggs

  • 250ml (1 cup) sour cream

  • 250ml (1 cup) milk

  • Chocolate Ganache

  • 296g(2 cups) dark chocolate, chopped

  • 250ml (1 cup) thickened/whipping cream

  • 5 Min Raspberry Jam

  • 400g 2 cups fresh raspberries

  • 220g (1 cup) granulated sugar

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • 1 tsp salt

  • Whipped Cream

  • 600ml (2 ½ cups) thickened/whipping cream

  • 125ml (½ cup) sweetened condensed milk

  • Decorations

  • 1 cup (90g) desiccated coconut.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. 5 Min Raspberry Jam
  2. To make the jam, simply add all the ingredients into a medium sized saucepan. Stir using a wooden spoon until the ingredients come to a boil, turn heat down to medium low and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Take off the heat and allow to cool to room temperature. If you have any spare jam it can be stored in an airtight container or jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.
  3. Vanilla Cake
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 180C (fan forced). Spray three 8-inch cake tins with oil spray and line the bottom with baking paper.
  5. Add the butter, sugar and vanilla extract into a large mixing bowl or a stand mixer bowl. Use electric beaters or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and begin beating on low speed to begin with until the ingredients are well combined. Turn the speed up to high and continue whipping for 5 minutes.
  6. Stop the mixer and scrape down the bowl using a spatula. Add egg one at a time while the mixer is on medium speed. Once all the eggs have been incorporated, stop the mixer and scrape down again.
  7. Add the flour, sour cream and milk. Mix on low speed until well combined. Stop mixing once there are no dry ingredients showing.
  8. Distribute the batter evenly amongst the cake tins and bake for 30-35 minutes. Leave to cool in tin for 15 minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool completely.
  9. Chocolate Ganache
  10. Add chocolate and cream into a large microwave bowl and microwave for 20 seconds at a time, mixing each time until smooth.
  11. Whipped Cream
  12. Add all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and whip to stiff peaks using an electric hand mixer.
  13. Assembly
  14. Use a cake leveller or large serrated knife to trim the top off each cake.
  15. Pour 1/3 of the chocolate ganache onto each layer of the trimmed cakes. Use a small offset spatula to spread the chocolate around the top and sides of the cake. Then sprinkle coconut on the top and sides of the cake where there’s ganache.
  16. Place a large piece of baking paper on top of the cake and carefully flip it around so the cake is ganache side down with the ganache free side facing up.
  17. Place the first layer of cake onto your serving dish and top with raspberry jam. Spread to the edges of the cake allowing some to drip over so it shows. Then add a generous spatula of whipped cream and spread almost to the edge of the cake. Add the next layer of cake and repeat. Add the final layer of cake and it’s done!
  18. Cake can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

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