By Jess
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





  • I have fond and great memories of my Mum and Nana making these when I was a child – chocolate, strawberry, green/lime, and a yellow or lemon version too.


  • Thank you for this, always have these on Australia day. Now have a different way to make them.


  • Does anybody have an alternative to coconut? My Mum is highly allergic to it.


  • Great recipe – brings back memories of my days at the school tuck shop.


  • Happy Australia Day Mums!


  • Definitely going to make these for our Australia Day BBQ


  • I am going to make the laminations they look so good But my favourite is trifle


  • I love lamingtons (minus the jam) and also pavlova.


  • Wow, I have never made these but have fond memories of my Mum and Nana making these when I was a child. Chocolate, green, pink, yellow – they made them all.


  • My sponges never end up light and fluffy. Might give it a try this year but my favourite Australian dessert is trifle.


  • it always looks so easy but i never seem to do a very good job with lamingtons unless im just eating them


  • I like to make a healthier Lamington with coconut flour, shredded coconut, macadamia nut oil and yacon- or coconut palm syrup. Or sometimes we make raw cashew + vanilla Lamington bites.


  • 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.


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