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Easy microwave chocolate lamingtons for National Lamington Day

Microwave chocolate lamingtons. Picture: The Kate Tin

Microwave chocolate lamingtons. Picture: The Kate Tin

Published Jul 21, 2022


Today is National Lamington Day!

For those of you that don’t know, a lamington is a sweet snack from Australia that is cake-based and generally eaten for morning tea, afternoon tea, or high tea.

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This delicious treat was a kitchen mix-up that became Australia’s most famous culinary icon.

To celebrate this day we have taken a deep dive into our archives to bring you one of the best lamington recipes so you too can celebrate the humble lamington. Here’s the recipe.

Microwave chocolate lamingtons

Makes: 18 - 20


1 cup cake flour

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1 cup caster sugar

4 tbsp cocoa powder

4 tsp baking powder

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Pinch of salt

¼ cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

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1 cup hot water

1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate glaze

60g of good-quality dark chocolate, chopped

¼ cup cream

2 tbsp golden syrup or honey

¼ cup hot water

Toasted desiccated coconut, for tossing


Whisk all the ingredients together until smooth. Divide the batter between silicone heart moulds (or whichever you desire) sprayed with cooking spray - don’t fill more than halfway as the cake mix expands quite a bit. Pop the moulds into the microwave and microwave on full power/high for 2 to 3 minutes or until the cake springs back when you touch it. Remove from the microwave and allow to cool slightly before unmolding.

Continue with the rest of the batter. While the cakes are cooling, make the glaze by placing all the ingredients in a small microwave-safe bowl and heat gently until melted and glossy. Allow cooling.

When the cakes and glaze are completely cool, use a pastry brush to paint the glaze onto the cakes then toss in the toasted coconut.

Recipe by The Kate Tin

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