From a Pot: Lamingtons


Lamingtons - soft and fluffy vanilla sponge cake, dipped in chocolate and tossed with coconut.

Lamingtons - Title of the Recipe

Prep Time

Prep Time:

20 Minutes

Cook Time:

10 Minutes

Bake Time:

30 Minutes

Wait Time:

30 Minutes

Total Time:

1 Hour and 20 Minutes


  • Baking tray (35 x 25 cm)
  • Large plates
  • Electric mixer
  • Parchment paper
  • Pot
  • Scale
Nutritional values
Nutrition Label of the Recipe
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  • Baking powder: 15.0 g
  • Vanilla sugar: 15.0 g
  • Milk: 250.0 ml
  • Oil: 100.0 ml
  • Sugar: 180.0 g
  • Flour: 200.0 g
  • Vanilla extract
  • Dark chocolate: 250.0 g
  • Cacao powder
  • Butter: 100.0 g
  • Desiccated coconut: 300.0 g

Ingredients and Instructions




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Sponge cake

  • Baking powder: 15 g

  • Vanilla sugar: 15 g

  • Milk: 100 ml

  • Oil: 100 ml

  • Sugar: 180 g

  • Flour: 200 g

  • Vanilla extract: 1 tsp

Chocolate coating

  • Dark chocolate: 250 g

  • Cacao powder: 2 tbs

  • Butter: 100 g

  • Milk: 150 ml


  • Desiccated coconut: 300 g


Sponge cake

  1. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar and vanilla sugar. Beat for about 5 minutes to double in size.
  2. Add oil, milk, vanilla extract and mix lightly. Then add the flour and baking powder and mix to combine.
  3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and pour the batter into it. Bake for about 30 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
  4. Once the cake is baked, take it out of the oven and wait another half an hour for it to cool, then cut it into cubes.

Chocolate coating

  1. In a pot, heat up the milk then add in chocolate, cocoa powder and butter. Wait for the chocolate to melt slowly.


  1. Prepare two plates, one with melted chocolate and the other with coconut.
  2. Using two forks dip the cake pices first in chocolate, making sure that all sites are coted, then roll them in coconut. Be careful not to keep the cakes in the chocolate for too long, so that they won’t fall apart.
  3. Place the lamingtons on a wire rack to set.


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  • To check if the cake is done, inserte a toothpick. If it comes out clean then it's done.
  • You can cut them in half horizontally and spread them with some chocolate or jam …
  • The cake can be placed into the freezer to harden slightly before dipping in the chocolate. Wrap it in foil and put it in the freezer for half an hour. This will make it easier to slice and soak in chocolate.
  • You can also put some rum in a chocolate coating - feel free to get creative.

Fun Facts:

  • I was quite shocked when I found out that Lamingtons are actually an Australian national dish. They were one of the first things that I’ve ever baked. I think I first made them when I was around 10 years old - they are so simple to make.
  • In Slovenia we usually make them plain without the filling, but I’ve learned that Australians fill them with chocolate, jam, vanilla cream ...
  • They were invented sometime between 1896 and 1901, and are said to be served to the Queensland Governor, Lord Lamington and his wife.
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