lamington cupcakes

with chocolate ganache icing

  • 1½ cups self-raising (self-rising) flour, sifted
  • ¾ cup (165g) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 125g unsalted butter, softened and chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup (25g) shredded coconut (to sprinkle on top)

chocolate ganache icing

  • 250g sour cream
  • 200g dark chocolate, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Place the flour, sugar, butter, eggs, milk and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium speed for 6 minutes or until pale and smooth. 
  2. Spoon the mixture into 12 x ½-cup-capacity (125ml) cupcake tins lined with paper cases. Bake for 22–25 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. While the cupcakes are cooking, make the chocolate
    ganache icing. Place the sour cream and chocolate in a large bowl and mix until smooth. Set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes or until cool and thickened.
  4. Using a palette knife, spread the icing over the cupcakes and sprinkle with coconut before serving. Makes 12. 
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