Australia Day, falling on January 26, has become nation’s largest annual public celebration. It brings together Australians from all walks of life. Make sure to grab your spot along the streets of Australia to cheer the bulk parade participants. It’s the national day and ultimate time to celebrate with classic and traditional dishes. Australia has a rich variety of food and drinks. Last year, I shared with you Australian Cocktails and I’m so glad that everyone loved to dance with those drinks.
This time I’ve come up with the traditional dessert called Lamington. Lamington are squares of sponge cake that are dipped in melted chocolate and grated coconut. Lamingtons are usually made up of stale cake. I have used fresh cake. So the trick is to freeze it. After this, dip the lamination when it is slightly frozen. Though I am equally fond of strawberry and raspberry flavor, this time I tried Chocolate Lamington. You can also add in strawberry cream in between the cake as I have done.
For the Cake:-
1/4 cup milk,
1/2 cup sugar,
1/4 cup cornflour,
3/4 cup self raising flour,
3 teaspoons melted butter.
1/2 cup milk,
3 1/2 cups icing sugar,
1/3 cup cocoa powder,
2 teaspoons melted butter,
2 cups desiccated coconut for coating.
Preparation Method for Cake:-
1. Preheat oven to 180 D.C. Now grease and flour a square shaped cake tin. Take a bowl. Beat eggs, sugar, butter and milk in it. Sift this mixture in flour and cornflour mix. Mix until well combined.
2. Pour the mixture into the greased tin. Bake in preheated oven until a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean. Bake time is 25-30 minutes.
3. Allow to cool. Cut into smaller squares. Place in the freezer until it begins to harden, for 1 1/2 hours, uncovered.
Preparation Method for Icing:-
1. Stir butter, milk and cocoa powder, together. Then stir in the icing sugar.
2. Dip frozen cake squares into icing mixture and then into grated coconut.
3. Place on baking paper and allow to defrost. This must take 1 1/2 hours at room temperature.
Enjoy Australia Day!
I have to try your recipe; my eldest daughter has found out that it’s her favourite Australian dessert (I can’t agree more!)
Yeah, the recipe is worth trying. Coconut and Chocolate lovers are gonna love it 🙂
Goodness, this looks good!
Yeah, it looks good and tastes delish. Thanks 🙂
Yeah, it’s fun to make it, bake it and have it.
Gorgeous dessert! These colors would work great for Christmas or Valentines Day too.
Hey Julie, you are absolutely right. It looks good and tastes yummzz.
Nice blog! Was enjoying it 🙂
Thank you so mich more the appreciation Ema Jones. Hope you keep finding us relevant with every new article.
Yeah, it’s perfect.
Wow!!! This seriously looks so so good! And happy Australia Day!
Thanks a lot for liking it. The taste is doubled because of the strawberry cream.
OH MY GOODNESS! this is amazing ❤ xx
Yeah, it looks great and tastes yumm 😛
Oh, yes, I love these! One of my Australia friends introduced me to them many years ago. I’ve never made them myself (Well, she used to make a big batch & nominate some to me!) but now she’s in Australia and I in Italy, so perhaps I’ll give your recipe a go! 😆
Hi dear, yes this recipe is usually made in batches. Well said! These squares being irresistible. Thanks 🙂
I’m not Australian but I love Lamingtons!
Nationality does not matter, it is the love for food that keeps us craving for more and more goodies. Thanks a lot dear.
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OMG. Seriously. Oh. Em. GEE.
Hi dear, I’m glad you loved my recipe. This dessert will drive you crazy with its goodness of chocolate.
It looks insanely delicious. 🙂
I always make a pavlova for Australia day. I didn’t know there was another traditional dessert for Australia. Next year I will make this.