Lamington Recipe

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Lamington Recipe

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  • 120g butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 30g butter
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups desiccated coconut


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease a lamington tray.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluff and gradually add the eggs and mix well.
  • Add flour and milk alternately to the mixture stirring gently after each addition. Add vanilla essence and stir. Spread batter in tray and bake for 35 minutes.
  • Turn out and cool on a wire rack.


  • Melt butter in ¼ cup boiling water.
  • Sift icing sugar with cocoa.
  • Add butter/ water mixture, mixing well.
  • Add vanilla essence and enough of the remaining water to form a thin icing.
  • Cut cooled cake into 30 squares, dip each square in icing, then roll in coconut and leave to dry on a wire rack.

Makes 30

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