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Luscious Lamington Delight


About the Dish:

Lamington is a traditional Australian dessert that consists of sponge cake coated in chocolate sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut. It is named after Charles Cochrane-Baillie, the 2nd Baron Lamington, who served as the Governor of Queensland from 1896 to 1901. This sweet treat is loved for its soft, moist cake and the delicious combination of chocolate and coconut flavors.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 150mg
Total Carbohydrates 30g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 20g
Protein 3g


Ingredient Quantity
Butter 1/2 cup
Caster sugar 1/2 cup
Eggs 2
Milk 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
All-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups
Baking powder 2 teaspoons
Desiccated coconut 2 cups
Cocoa powder 1/4 cup
Boiling water 1/2 cup
Icing sugar 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease and line a square baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the milk and vanilla extract.
  • Step 3: In a separate bowl, combine the all-purpose flour and baking powder. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top.
  • Step 4: Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan.
  • Step 5: Once the cake has cooled, cut it into small squares or rectangles. Place the desiccated coconut in a shallow dish.
  • Step 6: In a separate bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, boiling water, and icing sugar until smooth. Dip each cake square into the chocolate mixture, coating all sides, then roll it in the desiccated coconut. Place the coated lamingtons on a wire rack to set.
  • Step 7: Repeat the dipping and rolling process until all the cake squares are coated and decorated with coconut. Allow the lamingtons to set for at least 2 hours before serving.

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