• Makes 24
  • 25 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 12 Ingredients
  • Love


The best of both worlds, a cupcake and a lamington


Ingredients (makes 24 cupcakes)

  • 200g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups caster sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla essence
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 2 teas baking powder
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tbs cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Place cupcake papers in 2 x 12-hole muffin trays. In an electric mixer, beat butter for 2-3 minutes until pale in colour and creamy. Add sugar one third at a time, beating well between each addition. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for about a minute between each addition. Add the vanilla essence and coconut, beat until combined. Sift flour and baking powder and add half to butter mixture with half the milk, beat until just combined. Repeat with remaining flour and milk
  2. Spoon mixture into cupcake papers until 3/4 full (I use an icecream scoop). Bake for about 15 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Transfer to wire racks and allow to cool completely
  3. For the icing, sift icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl and add enough warm water to make a spreadable paste. Place coconut in a small bowl. Spread each cupcake with icing, then dip in coconut

  • I love lamingtons and this is perfect for not having to cut up pieces of sponge. Cupcakes, brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing!


  • They look nice ! I make a healthier version with coconut flour, macadamia nut oil, fresh raspberries and without sugar, my kids love them !


  • Sounds like a yummy twist on a classic. I would make them like fairy cakes with a bit of cream and jam too.


  • What a wonderful twist Lamcuptons te he.
    These look amazing ..thanx.


  • A lamington and cup-cake in one,great idea! Thanks.


  • I have never come across a Lamington cupcake version before now. Thanks!


  • A fantastic Aussie twist on a cup cake. Great idea.


  • Fantastic idea – and no messy fingers with the kids – or at least less messier.


  • hello morning tea!


  • I absolutely love lamingtons and cupcakes – what a great combination.


  • These wouldn’t last long at my place!


  • Yummo anything lamington goes down well in this house and this will be added to that list.


  • what more can anyone want hey …. yum


  • What a great twist on the traditional lamington


  • I love coconut and home-made lamingtons are a favourite, but I’ve never made them myself. I’m going to try these thanks!


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