Monday, 24 February 2014

Double Chocolate Lamingtons (Paleo)

Oh, I love Lamingtons!  :)  These are a chocolate variation of my White Chocolate Lamingtons.  No, sadly they aren't suitable for people on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet as they include cacao powder.
But, now that I've been on SCD for a couple of years, I've found I can get away with having a little cacao powder, but not very often.  But that's progress, isn't it!  :)
Anyway, these are delicious!  Very moist chocolate cake sandwiched with strawberry jam, rolled in coconut.  Yum!

Double Chocolate Lamingtons.  
Prep time: 30 mins  
Cook time: 12-15 mins  
Makes 12 double lamingtons.

For sponge cake:  
6 eggs, separated  
1/2 cup honey  
1/3 cup coconut flour   
1/4 cup cacao powder  
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

For filling:  
1/2 cup jam.  See my easy jam recipe here. (These work best with a jam that isn't too chunky: homemade cherry jam was too chunky but strawberry worked perfectly.)

For icing:  
1/2 cup coconut oil  
1/4 cup cacao butter  
1/4 cup honey
1+1/2 cups desiccated coconut (for rolling)

  • Heat oven to 170 degrees Celsius (338F)
  • Line a 24 x 30cm (base measurement) pan with baking paper.

  • Beat egg whites with electric beaters until they form soft peaks.
  • In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks and honey until pale yellow. (1-2 mins) 
  • Add coconut flour, cacao powder and baking soda to yolks & honey and beat until well combined. 
  • Using a metal spoon, mix 1/3 of the egg white mixture into the egg & flour mixture. 
  • Gently fold in the remaining egg whites. 
  • Spread into lined pan and bake for 15 mins.When cake comes out of the oven, lift it from the pan using the baking paper.
  • Leaving the cake on the paper to cool.
  • When cool, cut cake in half and separate pieces slightly.
  • Cover one half with jam.
  • Lift the other half of the cake and place on top.
  • Cut the layered cake into twelve squares.

    To make icing :

  • In a small bowl, melt coconut oil and cacao butter in the microwave.  Whisk in honey (tends to settle in the bottom of bowl, so whisk periodically).

  • Put desiccated coconut into another small bowl.
To ice:

  • Dip each cake into the icing liquid, turning so that all sides are wet.  Lift it out and allow to drain over the bowl. (You can use two forks for this, but I found small tongs are easier.)
  • Then put into the bowl with coconut and turn so that all sides are covered.
  • Put lamingtons onto baking paper to set.  (They will stick to a plate at this stage).
  • Eat straight away or allow to firm up as they set. :)  
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1 comment:

  1. These look so good! I definitely have to try them as I eat mostly paleo now and I really miss lamingtons!! Thanks for the recipe :)