Pink lamingtons

By admin
07 February 2016

Would you believe you can make these tasty pink lamingtons in the microwave?

Would you believe you can make these treats in the microwave?

Makes about 12 Preparation time: 5 min Cooking time: about 20 min


  • 250 ml (1 c) cake flour
  • 250 ml (1 c) white sugar
  • 15 ml (1 T) baking powder
  • 1 ml (¼ t) salt
  • 45 ml (3 T) cocoa
  • 5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence
  • 250 ml (1 c) boiling water
  • 60 ml (¼ c) cooking oil
  • 2 extra-large eggs


  • ½ a 410 g can evaporated milk
  • 80 ml (1/3 c) white sugar
  • 45 ml (3 T) cocoa
  • 250 ml (1 c) coconut
  • pink food colouring

Line the base of a 2-litre microwavable dish with paper towels.

1 CAKE Sift the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl whisk the vanilla essence, water, oil and eggs. Add the dry ingredients to the egg  mixture a little at a time, mixing until well blended.

2 Turn the batter into the ice cream container, put it on an upturned saucer in the microwave oven and cook for 10-12 minutes.

3 Leave the cake to cool for 5 minutes then turn it out. Peel off the paper towels and

cut the cake into squares when completely cooled.

4 SYRUP Mix the ingredients in a microwave-proof bowl and microwave for 5 minutes or until the sugar dissolves.

5 COCONUT Mix the coconut with a few drops of food colouring.

6 Dip the cooled cake squares in the hot syrup and roll in the coconut.

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