Luscious Raspberry Lamingtons

Raspberry Lamington Cake is a decadent dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth. It has fresh raspberries, cream, shredded coconut, and sponge cake with a delicious raspberry jam.

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Raspberry lamington cake. Credit: canva

This luscious dish originates from Australia but can be enjoyed anywhere globally!

What is a Lamington Cake?

What is a Lamington Cake? It’s an Australian cake made from two sponge cakes with layers soaked in syrup and topped with chocolate icing.

The name comes from Lord Lamington, who was Governor of Queensland. His wife had a favorite dessert called “Lamingtons,” which she would send to him each year on his birthday. They are often served at afternoon tea time or as a picnic lunch at outdoor events such as cricket matches. 

Raspberry Lamington

What is Raspberry Lamingtons? I bet you’ve never heard of it. But, this Australian sweet treat is a truly delicious dessert that will have your mouth watering in seconds!

This pink lamington cake is made from fresh whipped cream, frozen raspberries, and sponge cake soaked in more raspberry jam. The top layer of the cake gets sprinkled with coconut flakes and icing sugar to give it that signature look. You’ll want to get one as soon as possible before they’re all gone!

Recipe for the Pink Lamington Cake

Ingredients and Directions for the Sponge Cake

Milk sponge cake batter:

  • Butter for greasing
  • 200g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 140g sugar
  • 65 ml warm milk mixture
  • Half tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Melted butter and flour a 16cm x 26cm sponge square tin.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Whisk egg whites in an electric mixer until frothy and then gradually add sugar, continuing to whisk until you have a stiff meringue.
  4. Reduce speed and add egg yolks, one at a time, whisking until just combined.
  5. Fold milk and the flour mixture alternately into the egg mixture, then fold vanilla in.
  6. Pour into the prepared tin, then bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cake springs back when lightly pressed.
  7. Allow to cool, then cut into 12 small squares.

How to Make The Raspberry Mixture Icing Sugar

Ingredients :

  • 125g white chocolate
  • 20g butter
  • 250g icing sugar
  • Half cup of milk
  • 2 tbsp raspberry powder
  • ¼ cup raspberry syrup


  1. For the icing, place chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of boiling water. Heat, stirring, until melted and smooth.
  2. Remove bowl from the heat and stir in icing sugar, milk, and raspberry powder, then whisk until smooth and combined.

Finishing with Whipped Cream


Coconut crisps:

  • 50g shredded coconut
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 20g plain flour
  • 100g cream

To finish:

  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • Whipped cream, for serving
  • A few fresh raspberries


  1. Leave the oven at 180C for the coconut crips. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Combine coconut, granulated sugar and flour in a food processor. With the motor running, slowly pour in cream until it is incorporated.
  3. Spread very thin strips of the coconut mixture on the baking paper (or spread all over create a single layer biscuit), then bake for 8-10 minutes until golden and crisp. Cool on a wire rack. If you have baked a single sheet of biscuit, break it into smaller pieces.
  4. Place desiccated coconut on a plate. Dip sponge squares in icing to coat, then roll in coconut.
  5. Serve lamingtons with the cream, whole raspberries, and coconut crips.

You may need these: parchment paper, small saucepan, medium saucepan, airtight container, stand mixer, confectioners sugar, jelly crystals, paddle attachment, whisk attachment, a wire rack to cool the cake.

Tips For Making This Recipe Perfect!

Raspberry lamingtons are a classic Australian dessert loved by kids and adults alike. This recipe is as authentic as it gets, following the traditional ingredients and techniques.

The key to ensuring your cake turns out perfect every time is using quality ingredients and following instructions closely. These tips should help you make the ideal raspberry lamington cake!


What is a pink Lamington?

Pink Lamington is a soft fluffy cake slathered on jelly with coconut. The first of these treats was from Australia and found a home in Malta. They are in almost every supermarket in Malta.

What is a Lamington made of?

Lamingtons are baked sponges covered with a chocolate layer and dipped with dried coconut.

What is the origin of lamingtons?

The Lamington is the famous Australian pudding initially referred to as the Wellington in the United States by the University of Auckland researchers.

Can you freeze jam lamingtons?

Please place them in an airtight bag, then keep them in the freezer for at least three months. The mixture should remain cool until filled and dried out. When they have been filled, the mashing must be in the refrigerator.

How long will Lamingtons keep?

These will remain at least a week in the fridge. Alternatively, freeze them for three months if necessary.