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LAMINGTONS Recipe [Super Easy And Delicious Australian Dessert]

Updated on June 4, 2020
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Mehvish is a Freelance Writer, Digital Marketer, YouTuber, and Environmentalist.

How to make Lamingtons?

Lamingtons are everyone's favorite as it makes regular appearances at different events like birthday functions, hi-tea parties, fundraising nights, and get together especially in Australia. These spongy Lamingtons are perfect to celebrate Australia day. Traditionally, Lamingtons are made of a sponge cake soaked in jelly syrup or chocolate, and coated with desiccated coconut.
It is pretty simple to make these Lamingtons. You only need to make a buttery sponge cake, cut it into squares, soak in chocolate, and coat it with coconut. There are a lot of variations that can be made to make this Lamingtons extra special. Just like I did. I used jelly instead of chocolate to soak my Lamingtons.

Have you ever had these Lamingtons before?

These delicious spongy cakes are absolutely divine. Just make a homemade soft sponge cake, and dip it into chocolate or jelly, and cover it with desiccated coconut. You are going to love this Australian dessert.

Super Easy Jelly Lamingtons Recipe


  • 1 cup flour
  • 50 grams of butter
  • 1/2 cup fine sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 packet raspberry or strawberry jelly
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • 1 cup crushed coconut


  • In a bowl, beat together eggs and sugar until creamy.
  • Now add baking powder, flour, and melted butter.
  • Mix it well and pour the mixture into a square baking tray or loaf pan lined with baking paper.
  • Bake it in a preheated oven at 180° C for 15-20 minutes until done.
  • Completely cool the cake and place it into the refrigerator for one hour.
  • Now cut the cake into small squares and trim off the edges.
  • Now in a bowl, mix jelly with hot water.
  • When it dissolved completely then add ice cubes.
  • When jelly began to set then dip the sponge squares into jelly and cover it with coconut.
  • Now top it with whipped cream and chill before serving.

Tips for making the perfect Lamingtons

  • Make sure to measure all your ingredients before making Lamingtons.
  • Grease the baking sheet, pan, or parchment paper to avoid sticking cake with the pan.
  • Sponge cakes are all about beating eggs, so you need to beat your eggs perfectly to make these divine spongy Lamingtons.
  • Make sure to refrigerate your sponge cake after dipping into the jelly for a divine taste.



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