Australia Day Lamingtons – Stay at Home Mum



Time Needed

5 mins Prep

1 mins Cook




  • 2
    Packet Cake Mixes Or 2 Quantities Of Our Sand Cake
  • 1/2 tsp
    Blue, Green, Yellow And Red Food Coloring
    1/2 tsp of each colour
  • 2 cups
    Desiccated Coconut
  • 2 cups
    Icing Sugar
  • 2 tbsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    Vanilla Essence
  • 6 tbsp
    Boiling Water

Nutrition Information

Qty per
10g serve
Qty per
Energy 247cal 2579cal
Protein 0.35g 3.65g
Fat (total) 3.59g 37.44g
Ā – saturated 3.01g 31.4g
Carbohydrate 4.21g 43.88g
Ā – sugars 3.52g 36.69g
Dietary Fibre 0.57g 5.9g
Sodium 27mg 277mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Icing sugar, boiling Water

Please Note – Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

These Australia Day Lamingtons are a fun twist on the traditional Lamingtons and look so darn cute!

I have to admit I have been hesitant to cook lamingtons in the past due to all the mess and hassleā€¦..well my confession is that are actually not bloody hard at all to make!

Australia Day Lamingtons | Stay At Home Mum

Yes they can be a little messy, though nothing I couldnā€™t easily fix rinsing my fingers under the tap. Plus it is delicious and super worth the mess.


  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees, as you will be cooking in a shallow tin.

  2. Mix cake batter according to directions (or make two batches of Sand Cake). Spoon into four separate bowls and add 1/2 cap full of food colouring mix to until well combined. Ā Pour each coloured mix into small square cake tin or 10 x 15 cm slice tin lined with baking paper. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack while you make icing.

  3. Place icing sugar, cocoa,Ā butterĀ andĀ vanillaĀ in a bowl and mix well. Now add a tablespoon of boiling water at a time and mix until you have a runny consistency.

  4. Place coconut in a medium sized bowl.

  5. Cut each cake into 5 cm squares then dip in chocolate icing (yes this is going to get a little messy but much easier to do with fingers than a knife) gently turning until all covered, let the icing drip off a little. Now place in coconut bowl shake bowl (this helps coat then easier to turn) turn shake bowl again from side to side to cover with coconut then set aside on baking paper. Repeat until all lamingtons are finished.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Coloured LamingtonsĀ freeze for up to 3 months. Otherwise keep in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
  • You can leave the food colouring out and make a traditional lamington also.

Australia Day Lamingtons | Stay at Home Mum