Coconut Cake Squares (Lamingtons)

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As I most recently have a little time, I was surfing on the web the other day. Trying to find new, fascinating ideas, inspiring meals that I've never tested before, to delight my family with. Hunting for a while but could not come across lots of interesting stuff. Just before I thought to give up on it, I ran across this delightful and simple dessert simply by accident on ambitiouskitchen. The dessert looked so mouth-watering on its photos, it required urgent actions.
It was not so difficult to imagine the way it is created, its taste and just how much boyfriend is going to want it. Mind you, it is rather simple to impress the guy in terms of desserts. Yes, I'm a blessed one. Or perhaps he is.Anyway, I visited the blog and then followed the step by step instuctions that had been accompanied by superb graphics of the process. It just makes life quite easy. I can suppose it's a slight effort to shoot snap shots down the middle of baking in the kitchen because you will often have gross hands so I seriously appreciate the hard work she placed in to build this post .
With that said I am encouraged to present my personal formulas in a similar way. Many thanks for the thought.
I was fine tuning the original mixture to make it for the taste of my family. I've got to tell you it had been a terrific outcome. They enjoyed the flavour, the overall look and enjoyed getting a treat like this in the middle of a lively week. They basically wanted lots more, a lot more. Hence next time I am not going to make the same mistake. I'm going to double the quantity to make them happy.

no bake cheesecake without cool whipCoconut Cake Squares (Lamingtons)
For this week's Tried & True Tuesday, I am writing a new favourite dessert, COCONUT CAKE SQUARES!!!
I needed my first taste of a heaven pictured above, a few years ago, during the holidays at my friend Sandi's house. Sandi is definitely my good friend that also shared the Homemade Sourdough Ranch Pretzels , Tx Caviar and Fiesta Corn Salsa meals. She distributed this yummy dessert once again at her last barbecue. These tasty little beauties reminded me of a dessert Natalie of NorthShore Times from New Zealand, and Mel of Mellywood's Mansion from Australia, are often raving about - little sponge cakes dipped in delicious chocolate icing and rolled in coconut known as Lamingtons. After getting the Coconut Cake Squares recipe, I did an instant Google search....it turns out they are LAMINGTONS! Now I am aware the love fest these two have for this amazing dessert. Delicate, delicious, oh so excellent. So good in fact, it's the only dessert I'm requesting on my 40th birthday. 40 yummy cakes with 40 candles...all for me. I'm kidding of course, I'll talk about...well....maybe.
Coconut Cake Squares
1 Box of White Cake - no bake cheesecake recipe without cool whip based on package inside a 9x13 cooking dish lined with foil and sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
1 cup Hershey's Cocoa (unsweetened)
1 1/4 cup Sugar
2 cups Great Macaroon Coconut
Directions - (see important suggestions below)
Bake cake as directed and cool. Place wedding cake in refrigerator until frozen.
Within a sauce pan, blend cocoa, sugar and water and bring to a boil over low heat. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring often (mixture will be thin). Cool to room heat.
Next, remove cake from freezer and trim into squares or bars. Drop the squares one at a time in the chocolate mixture, completely layer the cakes, then place on chilling rack to drain.
Next, roll the cakes in coconut, making certain to coat the complete surface from the squares well. Place completed cakes in tupperware or on a cookie sheet or baking dish - be sure to line whatever you use with wax paper. You can stack the coconut squares by placing wax paper among the layers. Place cakes back freezer. Remove from refrigerator thirty minutes before portion. ENJOY!
When baking the cake, line the complete baking dish with foil, leaving more than enough foil on the edge so you can grab it after baking and freezing. Make sure to coat the foil well with nonstick cooking spray. You certainly do not need to flour the foil.
Cut the cake while it's still frozen. Take away the frozen wedding cake in the pan by grabbing the foil, raising and placing it on a flat surface for reducing (cookie sheet or reducing board).
Whenever using the wedding cake squares, you will need to move fast! You want to work with the wedding cake while it's freezing, otherwise the cake will start to fall apart when dipping. Try carrying out FOUR at a time - drop in chocolate mix, drain and quickly move them in coconut. Two forks function great when dipping and moving them. Also, place some wax paper or paper towel under your air conditioning rack to catch the chocolates dripping below.
It is possible to bake the wedding cake a few times before making the bars. You can also make the chocolate mixture a day head and shop it in the fridge. Be sure to mix prior to dipping.
These cakes are pretty easy to produce and so darn good. In the event that you make them, make sure you drop by and i want to know what you think.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
i've never heard about lamingtons but they audio amazing! and great directions as well :)
Wamda Ann @ Recollections with the Mile
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My sister Mel frm Mellywoods mansion recommended your site to me.
(Thinking of beginning a meals blog of my very own) anyway I had been taking a look and noticed the lamingtons inside your part bar - so needless to say I had to check them away. YUMMMM!! Looks like you do an awesome work... The picture generally is making me hungry for them right now... Filled with raspberry jam (jelly?) and cream.. Divine!! But my all time favourite would have to end up being the Pink Lamingtons, essentially a similar but instead of choc dipped, they are dipped in raspberry (or strawberry) jelly (jello?) seriosuly check them out - I promise you you won't regret it!!! :)
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