Recipe for the Aussie Lamington

The Aussie Lamington

Surely an Aussie styled cookbook could never be complete without a Lamington Recipe? There are two ways to make Lamingtons, the old fashioned way and the more time poor way. While the old fashioned way is arguably nicer, there is nothing wrong with the time poor way either. Something I used to make for School Fetes and Birthdays when the kids were small. It’s one of those weird Aussie staples, it’s just sponge cake dipped in chocolate and rolled in coconut, nothing horrible about it, there are even strawberry lamingtons (use strawberry icing instead of chocolate), I have even seen rainbow ones. Believed to have been a happy accident by a maid-servant of Lord Lamington who Governed Queensland, according to this website.

Easy Lamington Recipe


  • 300g golden sponge cake
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 3 cups of desiccated or shredded coconut
  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate icing sugar mix
  • 1/2 cup boiling water


  • Split sponge cake through the middle to make slabs (a top and a bottom)
  • Cover the bottom slab with jam and fit the top layer back on.
  • Cut length ways into 3 and then into 4 to make 12 squares
  • Smooth out a layer of coconut on a tray
  • Combine icing sugar mixture and boiling water and stir until smooth
  • using a fork, dip a lamington square in the chocolate and then place onto the coconut, roll around until covered
  • Chill for 10 minutes before serving, serve with or without whipped cream and fresh strawberries

Header (2)Montage (3)From my For the Love of Food online course

~ Julz

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