Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

Lamingtons are said to be named after Lord Lamington, Governor of Queensland from 1895 - 1901 The cake is easier to handle if it is a little stale; day old cake is ideal. Sponge or butter cake can be used. Lamingtons can be filled with jam and cream, if desired.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease 8x8 square pan.
  3. Beat eggs in medium bowl with electric mixer about 10 minutes, or until thick and creamy.
  4. Gradually beat in sugar, dissolving between additions.
  5. Add vanilla extract and scrape vanilla bean seeds into the mixture (Be sure to save the bean husk for vanilla sugar.mmm!)
  6. Sift together flours in separate bowl.
  7. Fold in flour to the wet mixture.
  8. Spread mixture in prepared pan.
  9. Bake for about 30 minutes.
  10. Turn onto wire rack to cool.
  11. Icing:
  12. Sift icing sugar and cocoa into heatproof bowl, stir in butter and milk.
  13. Stir over pan of simmering water until icing is of coating consistency.
  14. Cut cake into 16 squares, dip squares into icing, drain off excess icing, toss squares in coconut.
  15. Place lamingtons on wire rack to set.