Betty’s Lovely Lamingtons

chocolate lamingtons

Looking for an Aussie favourite that truly takes the cake? Then look no further than Betty’s Lovely Lamingtons. They’re simple to prepare, inexpensive and super tasty.

Makes: approximately 9 lamingtons


1 x 400g square golden sponge cake (bought from supermarket) and cut into nine squares
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 dessertspoon of cocoa
1 piece of butter (size of a walnut)
2 cups shredded coconut


Bring all ingredients, except sponge and coconut, to the boil, then simmer for 10 minutes, watching continually and stirring when necessary.

Pour mixture into a large dish and place shredded coconut on a dinner plate. Using tongs, roll sponge squares in cocoa mixture and then in coconut. Leave to set, perhaps refrigerating for an hour if weather is warm.

Enjoy with an afternoon cup of tea.

Do you love a lamington? Plain or with a jam filling? Do you have a twist? Share your tips in the comments section below.

Also read: Moist and delicious Carrot Cake

Written by YourLifeChoices Writers

YourLifeChoices' team of writers specialise in content that helps Australian over-50s make better decisions about wealth, health, travel and life. It's all in the name. For 22 years, we've been helping older Australians live their best lives.

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