Australian LamingtonĀ  Recipe


  • 4 cups of cake flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the chocolate coating:

  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup of boiling water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the coconut coating:

  • 2 cups of shredded coconut


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk, and mix until just combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan before removing it and cutting it into squares.
  8. To make the chocolate coating, sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder together in a medium bowl.
  9. In a separate saucepan, melt the butter and stir in the boiling water and vanilla extract.
  10. Pour the butter mixture into the sugar and cocoa powder, and stir until smooth.
  11. Dip each cake square into the chocolate coating and then roll it in the shredded coconut.
  12. Place the lamingtons on a wire rack and allow the chocolate to set before serving
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