Lamingtons Recipe

    1 day 50 minutes

    This recipe gives instructions on how to make the sponge and the chocolate icing, don't forget the coconut. These are my favourite treat ever, enjoy.


    Canterbury, New Zealand
    5 people made this

    Makes: 8 lamingtons

    • Sponge
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 3/4 cup (165g) plain sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • ` 60g butter, melted
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • Icing
    • 40g butter, melted
    • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coco powder
    • 6 tablespoons water, boiling
    • 350g icing sugar
    • vanilla, few drops
    • 230g desiccated coconut

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1day cooling  ›  Ready in:1day50min 

    1. In large bowl beat together flour, sugar, eggs butter and milk. Add baking powder. Put in oblong tin and bake at 190 degrees C for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool until next day. Cut into squares
    2. To make icing, dissolve coco in boiling water and add to the melted butter. Mix in sifted icing sugar and vanilla essence. Beat well.
    3. Dip the sponge squares into the chocolate icing and then roll them in the coconut. Set on greaseproof paper and allow to dry.


    You can use any sponge you buy at the shop, or any that you have left over.

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