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Coco-Cherry Delight: Decadent Lamington with a Twist


About the Dish:

Lamington is a classic Australian dessert made of sponge cake pieces dipped in chocolate icing and coated with desiccated coconut. It is often served with a layer of jam or cream in the middle. Lamingtons are popular during afternoon tea and special occasions in Australia.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 100mg
Total Carbohydrates 30g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 20g
Protein 4g


Ingredient Quantity
Sponge Cake 1
Chocolate Icing 2 cups
Desiccated Coconut 2 cups
Jam (optional) 1/2 cup
Cream (optional) 1/2 cup

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Cut the sponge cake into small square or rectangular pieces.
  • Step 2: Prepare the chocolate icing by melting chocolate and butter together in a heatproof bowl over simmering water. Stir until smooth.
  • Step 3: Dip each sponge cake piece into the chocolate icing, making sure to coat all sides. Shake off any excess icing.
  • Step 4: Roll the chocolate-coated sponge cake piece in desiccated coconut, pressing gently to adhere the coconut to the icing.
  • Step 5: If desired, spread a layer of jam or cream between two lamington pieces to create a sandwich.
  • Step 6: Repeat steps 3-5 with the remaining sponge cake pieces.
  • Step 7: Place the lamingtons on a wire rack to set for a few hours before serving.

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