Enjoy this Nutella twist on a classic Aussie recipe. With a little hazelnut spiked sponge, Nutella ganache and roasted hazelnuts, this is sure to make your lamingtons a hit at teatime!


  • 300g unsalted butter, softened

  • 300g caster sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 ¼ cups self-raising flour

  • ½ cup hazelnut meal

  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

  • ½ cup cherry jam

  • 200g chopped dark chocolate, melted with 3/4 cup milk

  • 1 cup nutella

  • 1 cup shredded coconut

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped hazlenuts


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 160C.

  • 2.

    Grease and line two 20cm x 30cm lamington pans with baking paper, leaving 3cm overhanging.

  • 3.

    Beat butter and sugar in an electric mixer until thick and pale. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce speed to low, gradually add flour, hazelnut meal and buttermilk, alternating until combined. Divide between pans. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted comes out clean.

  • 4.

    Cool in pans on a wire rack. Remove cake from pans.

  • 5.

    Spread jam over one sponge layer and sandwich with the remaining sponge.

  • 6.

    Melt the chocolate and milk together in a double boiler then combine with the nutella. Place the coconut and hazlenuts in a bowl.

  • 7.

    Cut sponge into squares then spread with nutella coating then toss in the coconut mixture. 

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (24 servings)

  • Energy 391kj
  • Fat Total 22g
  • Saturated Fat 13g
  • Protein 4g
  • Carbohydrate 44g
  • Sugar 31g
  • Sodium 36mg

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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Note: If the Nutella coating gets too stiff, just warm it gently over the double boiler.

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