Lamington: A traditional Australian dessert in the shape of a cube. Made of sponge cake that is coated with chocolate icing then sprinkled with coconut. An optional filling of jam or cream can be in between the layers of sponge cake.
I consider myself a dessert aficionado but I’ve never even heard of these cakes before the fine folks at Pacific Pie Company brought these to my attention and expanded my dessert portfolio. I’m already a huge fan of their savory and sweet pasties and pies so when the staff told me about their upcoming Australian Day specials, I came back the next day to try them out.
I have to say I really liked this cake. I saved half of it for the next day and ended up eating it for breakfast with my coffee which complimented perfectly with the cake. Why did I only eat half you might ask? Anyone who knows me can attest that I rarely leave any leftovers where dessert is concerned but this time I went all Miss Piggy and bought a peanut butter pie too. But back to the lamington…I would have personally wanted more jam filling but overall, it was a good dessert that I’m glad I got the chance to try. It isn’t overly sweet so I’d probably eat it again for a breakfast snack rather than something to satisfy my sweet tooth. For that, I would get their dreamy creamy peanut butter pie. I’ve tried to only eat half of that pie but I have yet to be successful. Yes, it’s just that good.
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