Lifestyle

Tasty traditions: Lamington bundt cake

GLEN DAVID WILSON

EVERY Australia Day we have our own traditions, just like most of you.

Australia Day is actually Dan's birthday so it's always a big celebration with a fitting lamington bundt cake.

Lamington Bundt Cake

INGREDIENTS:

Cake -

  •  2 ¼ cups of plain flour  
  •  1 tsp of baking powder  
  •  1 tsp of baking soda  
  •   ¼ tsp of salt  
  •  180g unsalted butter, softened  
  •  1 cup of caster sugar  
  •  3 eggs  
  •   ½ cup of milk  
  •  1 tsp of vanilla paste.

Icing -

  •  3 cups of icing sugar  
  •   ½ cup of cocoa powder  
  •   ½ cup of milk  
  •  15g butter  
  •  1-2 cups of desiccated coconut.

METHOD: Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease your bundt cake tin with spray oil.

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium to high for 2 minutes.

In another bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Also have your milk ready to go. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until smooth. At a low speed alternatively add a little dry ingredients and then a little wet ingredients, mix on low until smooth.

Pour into your bundt cake tin and bake for 40-45 mins. Test by inserting a skewer into the centre and if it comes out clean it is done.

Remove from oven and allow to sit in cake tin for 5 minutes before turning upside down on a wire rack to cool until you can touch it. Place a tray under the wire rack.

Then, combine icing sugar, cocoa, milk and butter into a saucepan and on low to medium heat, allow mixture to melt and combine together until smooth. Pour this slowly over your cake. While it is still wet, sprinkle with coconut and press down slightly so it sticks.

Allow to sit and set for at least 30 mins before serving. Serve with jam and cream.

Dan and Steph Mulheron won My Kitchen Rules in 2013. Visit http://www.danandsteph.com.au or find them on Facebook - Dan and Steph - My Kitchen Rules and Instagram - danandsteph13.

Topics:  baking cake lamington recipe



Proud Rocky parents to share Captain Cooper's magical moment

GAME ON: Gavin Cooper is ready for one of the biggest games of his career, leading the North Queensland Cowboys in Sunday's NRL grand final.

No way Debbie and Collie Cooper won't be at Sunday's NRL grand final

CQ flu season's startling stats enough to make you sick

FLU SEASON: The number of people presenting with the flu is expected to decline over coming weeks.

A local health expert has good news to share.

Local Partners

Coast mum helped others 24 hours before house fire 'took everything'

NIKKI Cooper loves helping others and admits she doesn't know how to accept help too well, but she's been forced to do so after her home went up in flames.

'I need to s***': Why this unlucky dad copped a $1200 fine

Police revealed the reason this dad gave for his offence. Sheesh.

Range Rover Velar launches charm offensive

The new Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic 1st Edition.

Craig Duff finds Range Rover is onto another good thing.

Make your daughter a 'breastpert'

Emma Scrimshaw, 32, had a lump removed from her breast when she was 20.

Mothers are being urged to teach children to detect breast cancer

'You have to be sexy to wear this'

Amanda Cardoso says the small bikini has always been popular in Brazil, where she is from.

Cheeky summer beachwear trend leaves little to the imagination

It's hard yakka beating bowel cancer, but Bob did it

Operation Hard Yakka founder, Bob Davis has announced his run for senate in the Jacqui Lambie Network. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

There wasn't much to indicate Bob Davis was unwell.