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Lamington Cupcakes

by Nick Makrides
Lamington Cupcakes

The OG Lamington cupcake! If you’ve never tried lamingtons, they’re these sponge cakes, covered in chocolate and coconut! Sooooo freaking delicious!

Raspberry flavoured vanilla cupcakes filled with raspberry jam, vanilla frosting covered in shredded coconut and a pink lamington cube on top.

Lamington Cupcakes

Lamington Cupcakes

Serves 15

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 50 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert, American
Cuisine: American



  • 3 1/2 cups plain flour all-purpose
  • 1 1/4 cups caster sugar superfine
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups full-cream milk whole
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt or sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup chocolate sauce
  • 1 cup desiccated shredded coconut
  • 1 cup raspberry jam
  • 1 1/4 cups thickened cream whipped / optional


  • 1 batch fluffy vanilla buttercream frosting



  • Preheat your oven to 180C (356F) or 160C (320F) for a fan forced oven
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the dry ingredients. Turn mixer on low and allow it to mix for a couple minutes. Add the softened butter and let it mix until it resembles a fine sand like texture.
  • Next combine all milk, eggs, yogurt, oil and vanilla extract in a large jug and whisk well.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients in a slow and steady stream until no dry ingredients are visible. Scrape down the bowl and mix for another 20 seconds.
  • Fill each paper 3/4 of the way (using an ice cream scoop to transfer the batter into the cupcake liners makes this a quick and easy process otherwise you can use two tablespoons). Bake for 20-25 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow them to cool completely on a cooling rack before frosting.
  • While your cupcakes are baking and cooling down, you can whip your cream to stiff peaks if you choose to use cream as frosting.
  • Slice 5 of your least good-looking cupcakes into three discs as demonstrated in the video. Dip the tops into chocolate sauce (you’ll need to thin out the sauce in the microwave). Let the excess drip off. Coat in desiccate coconut.
  • Core the centre of your cupcakes and fill with raspberry jam. Coat the tops in chocolate and coconut. Frost using a plain tip as demonstrated in the video. Squeeze some jam on top of the frosting and place the choc coconut cupcake disc on top.


Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.


Serving: 15g
Calories : 422kcal
Carbonhydrates: 48g
Protein: 5g
Fat: 24g
Saturated Fat: 18g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat : 0.1g
Trans Fat : 0.1g
Cholesterol: 17mg
Sodium: 257mg
Potassium : 171mg
Fiber: 4g
Sugar : 15g
Vitamin A: 189IU
Vitamin C: 1mg
Calcium: 79mg
Iron: 2mg
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