Malva Lamingtons

Malva Lamingtons

Invite a few friends over for a cup of tea and serve them this perfect tea time treat. Who doesn’t like malva lamingtons?


Vanilla Sponge:

420g (500ml) Huletts Castor Sugar

4 extra large eggs

250ml (1 cup) sunflower oil

5ml (1 t) vanilla essence

420g (750ml) cake flour

15ml (1 tbsp) baking powder

3ml (½t) salt

125ml (½ cup) Milk

Chocolate Coating:

600g (750ml) Huletts White Sugar

80g (200ml) cocoa powder

375ml (1½ cups) hot water

10g butter

Desiccated coconut, for coating


Vanilla Sponge:

Preheat the oven to 180 deg C. Grease and line a 25 x 30cm oven tray.

Beat the sugar and eggs together until light and fluffy.

Add the oil and vanilla essence, and mix well.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together and add to the egg mixture alternately with the milk.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared tray and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a cake tester inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool and cut into squares.

Chocolate Coating:

Place the sugar, cocoa, and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil while stirring.

Remove from heat and add the butter.

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