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

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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

Pinch salt

½ cup brown sugar

1 cup (250ml) oil

4 eggs

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.

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