From Our House to Yours :)
125gms butter (1/2stick or 4oz)
125gms sugar (1/2 cup)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
250gms self raising flour (2 cups)
1/2 cup milk
250 gms icing sugar (2cups)
6-8 level teaspoons cocoa
1 teaspoon butter
few drops of vanilla essence
desiccated coconut for coating
Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add vanilla. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Sift flour and salt together. Add flour alternately with milk to the mixture. Turn into a greased and floured lamington tin. Bake in a moderate oven (180 -200C) (350 - 400F) for 30 minutes. Allow to cool. Cut into squares.
Icing: Sift icing sugar into a bowl. Blend in cocoa with a little boiling water, add a few drops of vanilla essence. Add butter, mix well, adding a little more boiling water if necessary, until icing is smooth. Dip each cake into icing and then roll in coconut. Set aside until firm.
(I freeze the cake part, that makes it easier for adding the icing)
Have a great day!