Depending on where you live, these pillowy little cake squares dipped in chocolate and unsweetened coconut go by two names. In Ohio they are known as Coconut Bars, and have been a Cleveland tradition for decades.
A Lamington recipe, the famed spongecake & chocolate-filled treat from Australia. Recipe from pastry chef David Lebovitz
Lamingtons - vanilla cake squares, dipped in a chocolate sauce, then rolled in (dry) coconut. We call them "ystervarkies" in Afrikaans- which means "porcupines" in English!
Lamingtons are usually made with stale cake. This recipe uses fresh cake, so the trick is to freeze it then sauce the lamination when it is slightly frozen.