This Chocolate Sponge can be cut into slices or squares, world-known as Lamington. Very popular among Australia and New Zealand. Moreover, there is the National Lamington Day in Australia set up on the 21st of July.
Good quality of the chocolate is a must, and then, let your taste decide: coconut, almonds, hazelnuts or pistachios. Yummy!
Easy Chocolate Sponge is suitable for kids from age of 3, because of possible egg white intolerance and presence of nuts and chocolate. It makes incredibly satisfying and easy dessert for kids as it is smooth and juicy.
Total Time: 1 hour
50g of butter, soft in cubes
180g of caster superfine sugar
1 teaspoon of good quality vanilla extract
3 whole eggs
½ cup of lukewarm milk
300g of semi-coarse flour, sifted
1 teaspoon of baking powder, sifted
A pinch of sea salt
100g of good quality dark chocolate, in pieces
120ml of double cream
1 tablespoon of caster superfine sugar
Coconut flakes, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios to sprinkle with