Lamingtons filled with cream

Hailing from Australia, Lamingtons are a beloved treat enjoyed by dessert enthusiasts worldwide. Delicate sponge cake squares, coated in a rich layer of chocolate icing and generously sprinkled with desiccated coconut. Each bite is a perfect balance of sweetness and indulgence.

We’re excited to share our tried Lamingtons sponge cake recipe, guaranteed to elevate your baking game and impress your friends and family. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is simple enough to follow yet yields irresistible results.



4 eggs
400 g granulated sugar
400 g flour
200 ml milk
200 ml oil
1 vanilla sugar
1 baking powder

Chocolate icing

200 ml milk
200 sugar
200 g chocolate
250 g butter
400 g desiccated coconut


Option – pudding cream

2 bags of chocolate
pudding powder
80 g sugar
700 ml milk
125 g butter



Mix eggs, sugar, and vanilla sugar with an electric mixer to get a light and foamy texture. Add the milk to the egg mixture and mix briefly at the minimum speed. Then add the oil and mix it briefly too.

Blend the flour with baking powder and sift them. Sifted flour gradually add to the egg mixture and stir on the minimum speed. Lay the parchment paper in the large tray from the oven then pour batter into it.

Bake in a preheated oven at 180° C for about 25-30 minutes. At the end of the baking, check the cake with the help of a knife or toothpick. Put the knife or toothpick into a cake, if they come out dry then the cake is ready. Let the cake cool slightly then cut it into cubes.

Coating: If making classic Lamingtons, dip cubes into melted chocolate icing and then roll them into coconut flour. If you are filling the cake with cream, then first cut the cubes in half, fill the cream, and then dip them into chocolate icing and roll them in coconut flour. Let the cake sit for a couple of hours once made to give time for the icing to absorb into the sponge.

Chocolate icing

Place all ingredients, milk, sugar, chocolate, and butter in a pot and melt them over medium heat. Stir occasionally to combine the mixture.

Let the mixture cool slightly, but not completely. In this way, the cake will be juicier.

Option – pudding cream

Stir pudding powder with sugar and dilute them with a small amount of milk. Place the remaining milk on the heat and boil. When it starts to simmer, pour in the prepared pudding mixture and stir constantly. Cook the pudding for a few minutes until it becomes thick.

Let the pudding cool. Mix the butter and add it to the cooled pudding. Mix until it becomes a homogeneous mixture.