17 Amazing Lamington Recipes

17 Amazing Lamington Recipes

There are great reasons to celebrate about being an Australian. Well, I guess the best way  to begin with is to feast your palates for the delectable and ultimate Australian favourites. 

Lamington Recipes are on our top list. We hear you right mums, today is one of your favourite occasions to bake. Well, I guess Lamington has a reputation to bring out patriotism and of course your baking prowess to show the world what a great nation we have.

But to settle your excitement, first, let’s have a quick tour down the memory lane why it’s called Lamington.

What’s a Lamington anyway?

It’s that squared or rectangular shaped sponge cake coated with chocolate and sprinkled with coconut. The Lamington is a yummy cakey treat that Australia is known for.

Most people say that it was named after Lord Lamington, who served as Governor of Queensland from 1896 to 1901 or his wife Lady Lamington. In one instance, Lamington’s chef  French-born Armand Galland, was called on short notice to prepare a feast for the guests during the busy period in 1901.

The Melbourne newspaper The Age said , Galland used some left-over French vanilla sponge cake, drenched it in chocolate and rolled in coconut. Coconut then was unpopular in European cuisine but Galland got this idea from his wife from Tahiti where coconut was a common ingredient. Lady Lamington’s guests were so delighted with its unique taste that most of them asked for the recipe. Now, we are fortunate to behold and taste this 1900 Lamington recipe until today.

So to celebrate all things Aussie, we are sharing 17 Lamington Recipes!

1. The Classic Lamington

By Donna Hay

Nothing beats the best taste than cooking it the old- fashioned way.

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Find recipe here.

2. The Neopolitan Lamington

By Vintage Movement

Yes, there are many ways to bake a Lamington cake. Try this  decadent twist of the traditional sweet treat with raspberry and caramel sauces.

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Find recipe here.

3. Fresh Cherry and Coconut Lamingtons

By Olive Magazine

Cherry and lamingtons are match made in heaven!

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Find recipe here.

4. Vanilla Custard Lamingtons

The perfect sum of three of your favourites all in one recipe!

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Find recipe here.

5. Double Chocolate Lamingtons

Life is sweet like chocolates. Why not make life sweeter with a double trouble chocolate flavour.


Find recipe here.

6. Lamington Cake with Milo Icing

A naked cake drizzled with generous globs of strawberry jam and cream and icing made out of Milo. Adding little flags can be great to show patriotism.

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Find recipe here.

7. Chocolate and Passion Fruit Lamingtons

Bring in some new  and refreshing zest with passion fruits on your classic recipe.

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Find recipe here.

8. Lamington Biscuits

A bite-size version of Lamingtons with your favourite  jam and cream in the middle.

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Find recipe here.

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