Lamingtons – Recipe

Lamingtons was something of a special treat when I was young, usually they were at some special event or occasion and we all loved them.  They were one of the first sweets my husband tried when we came for a visit to New Zealand and I remember for months afterwards he kept asking me to make them for him.  They generally come in two flavours – chocolate or raspberry, which is what the recipe below is for.

The centre is a sponge, so I will leave you to find a recipe for this or grab one from the shop.


1 sponge cake with dark edges trimmed off
1 packet raspberry jelly
1¼ cups boiling water
2 cups desiccated coconut

Make up the jelly and water, allow to cool and put in fridge to set slightly – it still needs to be pourable so make sure you don’t put it in for too long.
Cut the sponge cake into squares.
When the jelly is ready dip all sides of the sponge in the jelly then roll them in coconut

Pretty easy really, I don’t know why I haven’t make them more often.  If you want to take it a step further you can cut a slit in them and pipe some cream into it and decorate with a teaspoon of raspberry jam.


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