Cheats Lamingtons


  • 1 Victoria sponge cake (in two halves)
  • 1/3 cup strawberry jam
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Spread the coconut onto a large sheet of baking paper.
  2. Cut each half of the sponge cake in half horizontally and spread 2 of the halves with the jam. Top with the remaining halves, then cut each jam-layered sponge into 8 filled portions.
  3. Sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl. Add vanilla and gradually add enough warm water to form a slightly runny icing. Dip each cake portion in the icing to coat completely (be warned, this is a messy job. You may want to wear gloves). Roll each piece of cake in the coconut, then place on a wire rack for 15 minutes to dry before packing in plastic containers.

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