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Chocolate Lamingtons

Servings 8
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins



  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 g butter melted
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • 50 g butter melted
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 150 g icing sugar
  • 2 Tbsp boiling water

To Serve

  • 100 g desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup jam


  • Before you start, preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line a baking tray (about 20 x 20cm) making sure the baking paper comes up the edges.
  • In a large bowl or bowl of your stand mixer, place sugar, eggs and vanilla. Use electric beaters to beat until pale, about 4 minutes. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium pot or in the microwave.
  • Add flour, baking powder and butter to bowl with eggs and whisk in gently. Do not overmix.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared pan and give it a few taps on the bench to ensure it is level. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden on top and cooked through. A knife inserted will come out clean. Set aside to cool on a cooling rack.
  • While cake cools, make icing. Add all icing ingredients to a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add a few tablespoons of boiling water to thin out, if needed. Place coconut in a separate bowl.
  • Cut cake into 16-20 even squares.
  • Keeping one hand for the wet mixture and one hand for the dry, dunk each piece of sponge first into icing and then into coconut.
  • To finish, cut a slice into the lamingtons, fill with some jam then serve.