Lamington - Australian sponge cake that is covered in chocolate and coconut

05 Mar


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For the cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 125 gm unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 7 tbsp sugar, powdered
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup milk

For the Chocolate icing

  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup water

For Coating

  • 2 cups desiccated coconut



  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl beat together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.Add the eggs one by one and beat until incorporated.
  3. Add the flour in batches and mix well by adding milk little by little in between.Add in the vanilla extract and mix well.
  4. Pour into prepared cake pan and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 c for 30-35 minutes.Allow the cake to cool and cut into square pieces.
  5. To make the icing:Mix together sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl. In a saucepan boil water and add the butter. Once the butter melts add this to the sugar-cocoa powder mix and stir well to get a thick syrup. Keep aside.
  6. To assemble lamingtons: Place the coconut in a plate.Pick a piece of cake using a fork, dip it into the chocolate icing till well coated and allow to drip off the excess chocolate.Roll in dessicated coconut covering all sides and allow to set.

2 Responses to “Lamingtons”

  1. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum says:

    YUM YUM YUM. These look so fun and delicious. The frosted top is always the best part of the cake, so this is perfect – every bite is coated with frosting!!

  2. Izaa says:

    very very tasty cake …;)