Lamingtons with blackberry jam and cream

By Amanda Laird

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Lamingtons with blackberry jam and cream. Photo / Babiche Martens
Lamingtons with blackberry jam and cream. Photo / Babiche Martens

Makes 12

Blackberry jam
Makes 500ml

3 cups blackberries
1/2 cinnamon stick
Peel of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups sugar

3 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 cup self-raising flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
50g butter, melted
Baking paper

2 Tbs Dutch cocoa
1 tsp vanilla extract
Boiling water
25g butter, melted
2 cups icing sugar

1 To make the jam, place all the ingredients into a heavy-based saucepan and bring to a simmer, stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

2 Skim the froth as the jam comes to a boil. Boil rapidly for 8 minutes then pour into sterilised jars.

3 To make the lamingtons, preheat the oven to 180C. Beat the eggs with salt and sugar until thick and creamy.

4 Fold the flour into the wet mixture with the vanilla and melted butter.

Pour into a lined baking dish and cook for 25 minutes or until the cake springs back when lightly touched. Leave in the tin to cool before turning out. Cut into squares.

5 Cut the sponge into squares. Dissolve the cocoa, vanilla and sugar into the boiling water and melted butter. Whisk in the icing sugar then dip in the sponge before rolling in coconut.

6 Serve the lamingtons, sliced and filled with jam and whipped cream.

- NZ Herald

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