Find out how your favourite dishes were named, and how to prepare them
Have you ever wondered how some of your favourite dishes got their names? Ntwenhle Gcabashe shares their origins, and how you can make them. Photography by Dylan Swart
The cake was named after Charles Wallace Baillie, Lord Lamington, who was the governor of Queensland, Australia, from 1895. Lord Lamington was known for wearing a homburg hat that resembled the cake.
Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 50 minutes Serves: 5–6
1½ cups cake flour
½ cup cocoa powder
2½ teaspoons baking powder
½ cup brown sugar
1 cup (250ml) oil
Chocolate sauce, for coating
Coconut, for dusting
Fresh cherries, for serving 1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C.
2. Sift cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add sugar and mix.
3. Whisk oil and eggs in a jug. Pour over dry ingredients, and mix well. Spoon into a lightly greased baking tin and bake for 45–50 minutes. Set aside to cool.
4. Cut cake into small squares. Dip into chocolate sauce and dust with coconut. Serve with cherries.