January 11, 2017

Australia Day is the perfect time to feast on lamingtons and believe it or not they are easy to make!

YT lamingtons


  • 1/3 cup cornflour
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 1/3 cup self-raising flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 tbls hot water
  • 2 cups desiccated coconut


  1. Sift flours into a bowl – sift three times to make sponge airy.
  2. In a separate bowl beat eggs and sugar together for 6 minutes or until pale.
  3. Sift flour into egg mix a little bit at a time and use a spatula to combine carefully.
  4. Pour mixture into a pan.
  5. Cook cake into oven for 30 minutes at 180 degrees.
  6. Allow to cool.
  7. To make icing, combine icing sugar, butter, cocoa powder and water.
  8. Cut up cake into squares and dip into icing and roll in desiccated coconut.
  9. Place on a wire rack to set.
  10. EAT!

These are so delicious.


Although you can buy a sponge cake and just cut it up to make lamingtons, making your own tastes so much better.

Make some this Australia Day.

Watch the YouTube video for easy to follow visual instructions:

What’s your favourite Australian dessert?

PLEASE share with us in the comments below

Image and video credit: YouTube





  • Love a good lamington – and must have made hundreds for the P & C fund raising for the children’s school. They are great and really Australian.


  • i do love me a good lamington


  • So yummy a true Aussie classic, might have to try this for Australia Day with some fresh cream on the side.


  • yours sound nice and moist – nothing worse than a dry lamington!


  • A very Australian dessert we all love!


  • I love love love lamingtons! I am currently perfecting a lamington inspired ice cream sandwich to serve on Australia Day!


  • A cup of tea served with a fresh homemade lamington is a little slice of bliss.

    • Will try your laminations this weekend when it is baking time.


  • Oh yum! I love a good lamington. A must have for Australia Day


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