The Great Australian Bake Off

Keep things simple but scrumptious with Noel's Signature lamingtons.


  • Cake

  • Canola cooking spray

  • 170g salted butter, softened

  • 255g caster sugar

  • 255g SR flour

  • 1 tablespoon cornflour

  • 3 eggs

  • 150ml milk

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 3 drops lemon essence (optional)

  • Chocolate icing

  • 4 cups icing sugar mixture

  • 4 tablespoons baking cocoa powder

  • 2 tsp salted butter

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup water

  • Desiccated coconut (to coat lamingtons)

  • Citrus curd

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup caster sugar

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh lime rind

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (approx 3 lemons)

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (approx 3 limes)

  • 60g salted butter

  • Topping/filling

  • 300ml whipping cream


  • 1.

    For the cake base, preheat oven to 165°C. Grease a 12- whole friand tin and line each base with rounds of baking paper. Place all ingredients in a bowl and beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Place 45 grams of mixture in each of 12 friand holes. Bake until cooked and allow to cool.

  • 2.

    For the chocolate icing, melt butter in water and add vanilla. Mix wet ingredients into sifted dry ingredients and stand over hot water to keep mixture runny.

  • 3.

    To ice the lamingtons, cover each friand shape with icing, and then roll in desiccated coconut.

  • 4.

    To make the citrus curd, beat eggs and mix with all other ingredients. Place in a double boiler and heat until thickened. Split the lamington friands in half horizontally and spread with curd and whipped cream. Cut small oval shapes out of top of lamington and fill with whipped cream. Sit cut out piece on top.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (24 servings)

  • Energy 335kj
  • Fat Total 14g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 49g
  • Sugar 39g
  • Sodium 85mg

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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The Great Australian Bake Off Companion cookbook is published by Hachette Australia, RRP $39.99.

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