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Lamingtons Recipe

School is in full swing, and this year the girls and I thought it would be fun to pick eight countries and spend one month learning about each of them. The girls chose Australia for the month of September, and from kangaroos to didgeridoos, we’re having so much fun learning about this beautiful country!

I most definitely wanted to incorporate food into our studies, so I began searching Pinterest for traditional Australian recipes. A dessert recipe (no surprise there!) for lamingtons quickly caught my eye! This scrumptious-looking dessert includes jam-filled cake squares that are dipped into chocolate, then covered in shredded coconut. Hook, line and sinker! The recipe sounded amazing, and the girls and I couldn’t wait to make them!


I found this great recipe from Oh Sweet Day! The only substitution I made was grapeseed oil in place of the canola oil, and I used organic ingredients. The recipe was so simple to follow, the cake was deliciously moist and what a fabulous combination of flavors!



The results were absolutely delicious, and this is such a fun recipe to make with your kiddos! The only question I am left to ponder is:

Why, oh why, have I not heard of lamingtons before? Where have they been all my life?

Alas, they have been far, far away in Australia, but I’m so delighted to have found them! This recipe is a keeper, and we will definitely be making them again soon!



  1. Lovely concept of learning new things about countries! these are fabulous:)

    1. Thank you so much, Freda!

  2. Those look delicious! I love coconut! I’ve never heard of Lamingtons either, of course I’ve never been to Australia… What a great lesson:)

    1. They are so delicious, and I love the combination of flavors! I’m surprised I’ve never heard of them — something as yummy as this should be found everywhere! ;)d

  3. Ha! The ;)d that was supposed to be a 😉 is from our sweet cat, Marcie, trying to walk across the keyboard. I think she wants to be on my lap! 😀

  4. Yay, lamingtons!! I was delighted to see these featured on your blog! 🙂 They’re pretty great aren’t they 🙂 We even have lemon flavoured ones and raspberry flavoured ones, but those aren’t traditional like the chocolate version 🙂 So pleased you enjoyed some Australian fare 🙂

    1. They are so great, Bec!! I thought of you, sweet friend, as we made them!! 😀 Oooh … lemon and raspberry sounds so delicious as well!

      1. Awww you’re so sweet Anna! 🙂 Hopefully you’ll get a chance to try them in Australia one day :).
        The store bought ones are perfectly straight edged….apparently you put them in the freezer to freeze a little so you can cut perfect squares out before dipping in chocolate sauce and coconut 🙂

  5. I have to try these! They look amazingly yummy! What a cool name too

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