Luscious Raspberry Lamingtons

Raspberry Lamington Cake ( or Raspberry Lamingtons) is a decadent dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth. It has fresh raspberries, cream, and sponge cake with a delicious raspberry jam center.

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Raspberry lamington cake. Credit: canva

This luscious dish originates from Australia but can be enjoyed anywhere in the world!

What is a Lamington Cake?

What is a Lamington Cake? It’s an Australian cake that is 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 part of a picnic lunch at outdoor events such as cricket matches. 

Raspberry Lamingtons

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 lamingtons with raspberry jam. It is made from fresh whipped cream, raspberry jam, 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 Cake


Milk sponge cake:

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


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Butter and flour a 16cm x 26cm sponge tin.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a 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 Icing


Raspberry icing:

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


  1. For the icing, place chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering 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.



Coconut crisps:

  • 50g desiccated 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, 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 the baking paper to 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 whipped cream, whole raspberries, and coconut crips.

Tips For Making This Recipe Perfect!

Raspberry lamingtons are a classic Australian dessert, which is 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 perfect raspberry lamington cake!