Lamington, a traditional Australian dessert

The lamington sponge cake is a traditional Australian dessert consisting of a sponge cake cube, covered with a layer of chocolate glaze and coated with grated coconut.

Next, we will explain you the traditional recipe.


For the cake:

  • 120 ml of milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 95 g of sugar
  • 125 g flour
  • 95 g soft unsalted butter
  • 100 g of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda

For the coating:

  • 450 g icing sugar
  • 10 g unsalted butter
  • 350 g dried coconut
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 120 ml of milk


The sponge cake dough:

  1. First, you must preheat the oven to 180 °C.
  2. Then, beat the eggs while adding the sugar.
  3. Next, add the milk and vanilla essence, add the flour, baking soda and add the butter to the mixture.
  4. Pour the mixture into a baking dish and bake it for 40 minutes.
  5. Finally, you should let the cake cool.

The chocolate glaze:

  1. Mix cocoa powder and sugar in a saucepan and add milk and butter.
  2. Then, heat the chocolate mixture over low heat, until it reaches a smooth texture.
  3. On the other hand, cut the cake into squares.
  4. Prick each cube with a fork, and with a spoon, cover each of them with the chocolate mixture.
  5. Finally, dip each of the cubes in the grated coconut and let the cubes stand. Your mini cakes are ready!

We hope you cook the lamington sponge cake in the future. It is easy and perfect to cook it with your family or friends.

Finally, if you prefer you can visit Australia and taste the traditional dessert. If you choose this last option, do not forget to apply for TFN Australia. It is a mandatory transaction.