Chocolate lamington

Impress with this delicious classic sweet treat


The chocolate lamington was named after Charles Wallace Baillie, Lord Lamington, who was the governor of Queensland, Australia, from 1895. Lord Lamington was known for wearing a homburg hat that resembled the cake.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Serves: 5–6

  • 1½ cups cake flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) oil
  • 4 eggs
  • Chocolate sauce, for coating
  • Coconut, for dusting
  • Fresh cherries, for serving
  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C.
  2. Sift cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add sugar and mix.
  3. Whisk oil and eggs in a jug. Pour over dry ingredients, and mix well. Spoon into a lightly greased baking tin and bake for 45–50 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  4. Cut cake into small squares. Dip into chocolate sauce and dust with coconut. Serve with cherries.