The tasty Lamington is certainly one of Australia's edible national symbols; there's even a National Lamington Day on July 21.
The Iconic Aussie Lamingtons are so easy to make and the perfect treat for Australia Day. With just 10 mins prep, this easy lamington recipe will leave you with fluffy sponge cakes wrapped in chocolate sauce and coconut.
You could go to the effort of making your own sponge cake, here is a good recipe. However, this time I preferred to buy one from the supermarket. I cut it into mouthful size squares.
- 2 tbsp cocoa
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 3 tbsp boiling water
- 1 tbsp butter melted
Chocolate Sauce Method
Mix together the icing sugar, cocoa, melted butter and boiling water. Pop the desiccated coconut into a separate bowl. Place a wire cooling rack over a baking tray so it's ready for the dipped lamingtons.
One at a time, place each slice of sponge cake on a fork and dunk it in the chocolate sauce. You may need to roll it around a bit to ensure it's completely covered. Then use the fork to lift the cake out of the chocolate and pop it into the coconut. Use the fork to cover the cake with coconut, then once coated, transfer to the wire rack to dry.
Allow lamingtons to dry for 5-10 minutes then dig in!