Cook the butter cake the day before you plan to eat the lammingtons so that the cake does not fall apart when it is iced and coconuted.


  • Cake -

  • 125g butter, softened

  • ¾ cup caster sugar

  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups self raising flour

  • Pinch of salt

  • ½ cup of milk

  • Chocolate icing -

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa

  • 3 cups icing sugar

  • ½ teaspoon butter

  • 5 tablespoons boiling water

  • Desiccated coconut


  • 1.

    Line the base of a greased 27cm x 18cm lamington tin with baking paper.

  • 2.

    Cream the butter and gradually add the sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.

  • 3.

    Gradually beat in the slightly beaten eggs, adding them one at a time, and beating until well-incorporated before adding the next.

  • 4.

    Preheat your oven to 180C.

  • 5.

    Sift the flour and salt together (you can do this a few times, which will help to make the cake lighter).

  • 6.

    Gently fold the flour and salt into the creamed butter mixture, alternating the flour with the milk, be careful not to overwork the mixture.

  • 7.

    Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared tins and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until cooked through (a skewer will come out clean).

  • 8.

    Leave on a wire rack to cool completely.

  • 9.

    Cut the butter cake into desired sized cubes or oblongs.

  • 10.

    Dip into the chocolate icing and then immediately roll in the coconut. Leave on rack to set.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (14 servings)

  • Energy 307kj
  • Fat Total 9g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 54g
  • Sugar 39g
  • Sodium 39mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by AMB69Report
Is there a special method for making the chocolate icing? Or do I just throw it all in the mixer? I'm really keen to try this.
Posted by Gnomes82Report
Nice and easy and realy tasty
Posted by Kailah!Report
Are These Tested
Posted by LESP1Report
Will definately give these ago.
Posted by Report
Missed out the vanilla essence as it wasn't mentioned again in the actual instructions.
Posted by Moyna3Report
Excellent lamington recipe. Great, easy chocolate coating. 10 out of 10.
Posted by SL112Report
This recipe is easy enough for even those who think they can't cook. Come on Aussies, give it a go. Make Australia Day an Aussie Affair
Posted by AMB69Report
Well I'm not a great cook, but keen and willing to give this a go if someone can give me hint on how to make the chocolate icing. I don't see the method anywhere.....
Posted by SharonReport
Hmm will definately do on Australia Day, like Betty for the grandchildren!