Double post today because I’m feeling extra productive. But, as you all may know Mother’s Day is just around the corner for us Aussies and if you’re stuck on some ideas on what to get Mum, you’ve come to the right place.
We passed the cake’s section in our local supermarket the other day and mum said how much she loved ‘lamingtons.’ Mum isn’t very materialistic. It’s hard finding thing to buy for her things so I love expanding my cooking skills when it’s a special occasion. As soon as I heard this, I was like, ‘Heck yes! I know what to get Mum for Mother’s Day.’ And so, my journey began.
To make it a tad more interesting, I thought I put these babies on paddle pop sticks jsut for a different take on them and thus, my ‘Lamington Cake Cake pops’ are born.
Here’s what you need: [Just the Lamingtons component]
|Add eggs to wet mixture one at a time|
|Sifting the flour into mixture|
6. Pour mixture into pre-lined tin.
|My mixture hit about 1/4 of the tin|
7. Pop mixture into oven for about 30 minutes, checking that the skewer comes out clean
9. Leave in the fridge for an hour. This makes the slices cleaner, easier to coat and sticks better to the paddle pop sticks.
|Should look like this after you take it out of the oven.|
Lamington Coating / Cake Pops .
What you need:
– Paddle pop sticks.
Go to any arts & crafts store and you can grab 300 sticks for no more than $5. The lollipops are cuter but way too overpriced.
– 350g Cadbury Dark Chocolate (as listed above for Lamington Coating)
– 1-2 cups of desiccated coconut (as listed above under Lamington Coating)
Any other topics you like. I chose:
– 1/2 cup of Granulated Peanuts
– 1/2 cup of 100 & 1000s sprinkles
1. Slice Lamington cake into desired size. I only used half the sponge because I knew we couldn’t finish the whole thing so I left the other half in the freezer for next time.
|Slice Lamington sponge into desired pieces|
2. Spread some peanut butter between your banana bread slices if you do decide to make these as well. It adds another dimension
|Peanut butter + banana = Match made in heaven|
3. Melt your chocolate bits on a double-boiler until it’s liquid and silky.
5. Alternatively, just dunk those cake pieces into the melted chocolate and quickly dip them into your topics. For lamingtons, coconut is the way to go
|‘I’m a Lamington’|
6. Repeat process with all your other cake pops. For the ‘Banana’ peanuts are the best topic. I used the sprinkles for the ‘Carrot’ ones. Feel free to Mix n’ match.
7. Place them on a lined baking tray or plate to dry for a couple of minute before serving.
And voila! a bouquet of ‘Cake Pops‘ for Mum! ❤
|Better than flowers.|
|Side view of these babies|
|An array of all the creations!|
This was so fun to do and I hope you all enjoyed this special ‘Mother’s Day’ post. It’s not only great for Mum but family gatherings as finger food sweets or even customise them for a friend’s birthday.