Lamington Cake Recipe

Lamington cake is an iconic Australian cake that has a unique shape and delicious taste. Sponge cake with a soft texture and savory taste of butter spoils the tongue. What’s more, the melted chocolate and desiccated coconut wrap make a perfect blend of flavors when put together with the kue balu inside. This cake with a unique appearance is very delicious when enjoyed with hot tea or coconut sugar coffee. Here’s how to make Lamington Cake:

Lamington Cake Ingredients

125g salted butter, softened, plus extra for the tin
250g golden caster sugar
3 large eggs
250g self-raising flour
3 tbsp milk
½ tsp salt
250ml double cream
2 tbsp icing sugar
200g raspberry jam
350g desiccated coconut


80g unsalted butter, melted
250 ml milk
50g cocoa powder
400g icing sugar



Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Butter and line a 20 x 30cm rectangle tin.

Beat the butter and sugar in a free-standing mixer until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well. Beat through the flour, milk, and salt until fully combined, then spoon into the tin. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden and firm to the touch. Set aside to cool completely.

Slice the sponge horizontally to create two halves. Trim the edges to make perfect corners. Cut the sponge into 18 squares. Lightly whip the cream with the icing sugar until it reaches soft peaks. Spread a little of the jam on half of the sponge squares then pipe or spread over a little of the cream. Sandwich each one with a second square of sponge then set aside in the fridge to chill.

To make the icing, whisk together the melted butter and milk in a bowl. Sieve the cocoa powder and icing sugar together in a separate bowl. Gradually add the cocoa and sugar to the butter and milk mixture, whisking continuously to ensure that there are no lumps. If it gets lumpy, whiz with a hand blender until smooth.

Divide the coconut between three shallow bowls (this keeps it from getting coated in too much chocolate whilst you’re dipping).

Dip each lamington in the icing until completely covered. Roll in the coconut and set it on a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining sponges. Chill for a minimum of 1 hr.