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Egg Nog Lamingtons

by Allison

 A moist and delicious egg nog spiced sponge cake is coated in an egg nog white chocolate icing and tossed in coconut making these Egg Nog Lamingtons a delicious festive treat.

How can it be December already? I mean Christmas is literally right around the corner. Everything is going so fast and there is no slowing this holiday season down at all! Not that anyone would want to, it’s one of the most fun and festive times of the year where you get to celebrate great food and great company.

Have any of you gotten your Christmas shopping done yet? I am happy to say that I am finished and I’ve been finished since a week ago! Woo-hoo. I was on the ball this year and knew what I wanted and took advantage of online shopping and early Black Friday deals! So there is one less stressor off my list.

Speaking of stressors, is finding the perfect dessert for the holiday’s one of yours? Hopefully I can help you out with that and introduce you to these utterly addicting Egg Nog Lamingtons!

If you’ve never heard of a Lamington before, hey are a treat that originated in Australia and consist of a sponge cake coated in traditionally chocolate icing and then tossed in coconut, can you say yum!

Well my friends, I’ve taken a twist on the classic and given you a fun Christmas inspired version that I’m hoping you will all love. These Egg Nog Lamingtons are an egg nog spiked sponge cake coated in an egg not white chocolate icing and then keeping with the classic, sprinkled with coconut.

These are one of my absolute favorite handheld treats! They are to die for. They are very reminiscent of a Petit Four but on a large scale. I mean who doesn’t like larger? I know that I always thing bigger is better, especially when it comes to sweets. And this time of year, who’s really watching what they eat anyways?

So if you’re looking for that fun, unique but seriously tasty treat to bring to a holiday get together, give as a fun foodie gift, or just make for Christmas Eve dessert, these Egg Nog Lamingtons are the fun festive confection that you will want gracing your plate!

Egg Nog Lamingtons

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temp
3 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbs vanilla
1/2 cup egg nog
3-4 cups coconut, blended in food processor

Icing:
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
3 Tbs butter
1/2 cup egg nog
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350.

*Spray a 9″x9″ pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper, set aside.
*In bowl with mixer beat together your butter, sugar and eggs until well combined.
*Add your flour, baking powder and salt to your butter mixture and beat until blended.
*Add in your vanilla and stir. Slowly mix in your milk until batter is moist and smooth.
*Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes or until golden and it springs back to touch.
*Remove from oven and let cool in pan for about 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
*Once cooled slice into 12 equal squares and trim the edges of any brown if desired.
*Add your coconut to bowl, set aside.
*To make your icing, in sauce pan add your white chocolate chips, butter and egg nog and heat on medium until melted and blended.
*Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar.
*Taking one square at a time, using a fork poke the center of cake and hold over sauce pan and spoon the icing over tops and sides until coated.
*Hold coated cake over bowl of coconut and sprinkle coconut over icing until coated, place on cooling rack to set up.
*Repeat with remaining cake squares.

Hi I’m Alli and I blog over at Tornadough Alli!  I’m a small town Midwest girl and busy mom of 4 wonderful children! I share fast fix family favorites for busy families, delectable desserts and decadent cakes! I love to have fun in the kitchen trying to keep things simple but with big flavor! Follow along with me ——-> FacebookTwitterInstagram

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