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Lamington Cake

Lamington is an Australian Cake made from squares of butter cake coated in an outer layer of chocolate sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Australia, World
Keyword Cake, Celebrations
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 16 387
Calories 387kcal
Author Muktha H S


  • 125 grams Unsalted Butter about ½ cup softened
  • ¾ Cup caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Cups All-purpose flour sifted
  • 2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 100 grams Dark chocolate
  • 100 grams Milk Chocolate
  • 1 Cup Fresh cream
  • 1 Cup Desiccated Coconut or shredded coconut


For Butter Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 175°C. Grease and line a 20cm-square cake pan.
  • Sieve all purpose flour, 2 teaspoon of baking powder and ⅛ teaspoon of salt all together and set aside.
  • Process butter and sugar in for 2 minutes until light on a medium speed.
  • Add 3 eggs one at a time, pulsing after each until just combined.
  • Whip on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
  • Add 1.5 teaspoon of vanilla extract and whip to combine.
  • In 3 alternating batches, add sieved flour and milk, pulse on low speed just to combine. After adding 3rd batch flour and milk, combine everything with a spatula in cut and fold method. This step helps to get a proper butter cake without being too spongy.
  • Pour cake batter into pan and bake for 55-60 minutes until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean.
  • Cool for 5 minutes, then turn onto a rack to cool completely.

For Chocolate Icing

  • Meanwhile, stir dark and milk chocolate, cream and remaining vanilla in a heatproof bowl over simmering water until smooth (don't let the bowl touch water).
  • Chill for 20 minutes to thicken.

Making Lamingtons

  • When butter cake is cool down completely. Cut into squares or desired size cakes pieces.
  • Dip the cake into chocolate , spread this icing over the cake with help of a fork.
  • Then roll / sprinkle chocolate glazed butter cake with desiccated coconut.
  • Let it set for 15-20 minutes , before serving .



Calories: 387kcal