Aussie Lamington Biscuits


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 2 cups desiccated coconut


  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 teaspoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt and set it aside.
  3. In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixture until creamy.
  4. In another bowl, beat the eggs, vanilla extract and milk with the electric mixture. Slowly add the butter-sugar mixture.
  5. Without the electric mixture, fold in the sifted flour mixture until smooth.
  6. Grease a 9×11 inch rectangle pan and pour the mixture in.
  7. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until golden.
  8. Cool for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to completely cool.
  9. Let it cool over night.
  10. Next day, prepare the chocolate icing: in a large bowl, sift the confectioners’ sugar and cocoa together. Add in the melted butter and milk. Stir until well mixed.
  11. Cut the cake into 48 pieces.
  12. Using tongs or hands, dip each square into the chocolate icing, then using a butter knife roll each square in the coconut to coat it.
  13. Let the squares chill for half an hour before eating.

Prepare 48 lamingtons.

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