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Recipe for Australian dessert Lamingtons, sponge cake bites dipped in chocolate syrup and coated in desiccated coconut.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Assembling Time for Lamingtons 15 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Australian
Servings 12 pieces


  • Mixing Bowls
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Beater/Mixer
  • Spatula
  • Cake Tin


  • Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • ½ Cup Butter(Salted)
  • 1 Cup Castor Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Cornstarch
  • 2-3 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Milk/Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence

Chocolate Sauce/Icing

  • 2 Cups Icing Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/3 Cup Boiling Water


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F or 180°C.
  • Sieve together flour, cornstarch, baking powder. Add salt if using unsalted butter.
  • Beat together butter, sugar and vanilla essence.
  • Add egg one by one and mix lightly.
  • Fold in flour in 3 parts, add milk/buttermilk alternatively.
  • Transfer cake pan and bake in preheated oven for 35 mins.
  • After 35 mins, check out whether cake is cake by toothpick test. Also, cake will sides of pan.
  • Take out of oven and then after 2-3 minutes, carefully transfer to cooling rack.
  • Once completely cool, freeze the cake for an hour, take out and cut into pieces.

Chocolate Icing

  • Mix together icing sugar, cocoa powder.
  • Add butter and boiling water.
  • Mix together till you get a smooth mixture is formed.

Assembling Lamingtons

  • In a flat dish plate take desiccated coconut.
  • Cut cake into desired pieces.
  • Dip in chocolate icing/sauce.
  • Then carefully roll into coconut.


You can use All purpose flour instead of Whole Wheat Flour. or take equal amount of both the flours. Omit Cornstarch then.
Instead of butter you can add any flavorless plant based oil like Olive oil or Rice Barn oil.
Keyword Chocolate, Coconut dessert bites, Lamingtons
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