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Lamingtons Recipe

A lamington is basically squares of sponge cake coated in an outer layer of chocolate sauce or sometimes raspberry jam and then rolled in desiccated coconut.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australia, new zealand
Servings: 12 Servings


For the Cake:

  • cups Cake flour (or use 1cup all purpose flour & ¼cup Corn Starch)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • A pinch salt
  • ½ cup Oil (or use ½cup Melted Butter)
  • ½ cup+2tbsp Condensed Milk
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Icing:

  • 1 cup Bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • ½ cup Confectioners Sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cups Grated Dry Coconut


Make the Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 7" square baking pan or 2 loaf pans. Line the bottom with parchment paper.
  • Combine almond milk and apple cider vinegar in a measuring jar. Set aside for 5~10 minutes to curdle.
  • In a mixing bowl, sift cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • To the soy milk mixture, add the melted and cooled butter, condensed milk and vanilla. Mix well to combine.
  • Slowly pour in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 22~25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning it over onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Make the Chocolate Icing:

  • Melt the chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Add the milk and stir until smooth.
  • Add cocoa powder and confectioners sugar. Mix well until combined.

Make Lamingtons:

  • Trim the edges of the cake and cut into 12 equal pieces.
  • Dip each piece in the icing and roll them in grated coconut. Set aside for 1~2 hours to set. Refrigerate any leftover pieces.