I do get the odd hair brained scheme from time to time. You may have noticed. One of my daughters baker friends Lorna had done a beautiful lamington layer cake that I saw on her Instagram feed and of course I immediately thought we should try it, but shake it up a notch and go pink. I do like a pink lamington. I am not a huge fan of lamingtons, but I think it is usually because they are a bit average, slightly stale quite often and just not enough punch for me. This cake however had us sorted. It was delish!
I hope you like it, we have reduced the recipe size compared to the version we did as it was massive and a bit tricky to manage as a result. Check the Instagram reel video for just how big it was!! Please post pics if you make it, we would absolutely love to see your work.
The Callebaut chocolate we used was the strawberry callets, available at any stockist of Callebaut around the world or online.
Best of all, come join us on the Insider Club to have extra Thermomixery each and every month! #recipesthatwork #youcandoit
The Sponge Cake
- 225 Grams Bakers or Strong Flour BUY
- 25 Grams Cornflour or Cornstarch
- 2 Teaspoons baking powder
- 1 Teaspoon baking soda
- 1 Pinch Pink Salt Flakes BUY
- 8 large eggs
- 250 Grams Raw Caster Sugar BUY
- 30 Grams Butter melted BUY
- 15 Grams Butter BUY
- 200 Grams chocolate callets (we used Callebaut Strawberry)
- 500 Grams icing sugar
- 170 Grams milk
- 300 Grams desiccated coconut
- 600 Grams Cream
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste BUY
- 1/2 Batch Strawberry Vanilla Jam We swapped out the strawberries for raspberries Recipe
- fresh berries of your choosing
- mint leaves for garnish
The Sponge Cake;
Preheat oven to 170°C. Butter and line 2 x 6" cake tins. (We made 2 batches and used 4 x 8" tins... HUGE CAKE!).
Place flour, cornflour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into the Thermomix bowl and combine 10 sec/speed 10. Sieve into a bowl and set aside.
Place eggs and sugar into the Thermomix bowl and whip 8 min/37°C/Butterfly/speed 3/MC off.
Whip 20 min/Butterfly/speed 3/MC off. Remove Butterfly.
Add half of the flour mix to the Thermomix bowl and incorporate 6 sec/Interval/dough setting.
Pour in the melted butter then add the remaining flour mix. 12 sec/Interval/dough setting. Finish combining by gently folding with a spatula.
Divide between prepared tins and bake 25-30 minutes or until golden and springing back when touched in the centre. Cool cakes completely before continuing.
Place butter and chocolate into the Thermomix bowl and melt 4 min/37°C/speed 2. Scrape down sides of bowl half way through.
Add icing sugar and milk and combine 10 sec/speed 6. Scrape down bowl and repeat.
Coat sponge in the glaze and cover in coconut. Refrigerate until set so it's easier to handle.
Place cream and vanilla into the Thermomix bowl, whip 20 sec/Butterfly/speed 4. or until soft peaks form.
Place one sponge onto a serving plate and top with some jam, cream and berries. Top with the other sponge and add more jam, cream and berries. Garnish with mint leaves/flowers/extra berries as you wish.