Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Neopolitan Lamington Recipe

Here's a fun twist on the age old clouds of loveliness we know as Lamingtons. For those who haven't tried a Lamington before they are delicious sponge cake portions, covered in a chocolate sauce mixture and rolled in coconut.

I recently tried my hand at this Lamington recipe (for the sponge base) care of Beatrix in North Melbourne and it worked very well... I would definitely consider this a fail proof sponge recipe and the Neopolitan twist was achieved by making both caramel and raspberry sauces along side the traditional chocolate sauce.

Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Icing Sugar 300g
20g butter
80mls - 100mls Boiling Water
50g Cocoa

Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix.

To make the caramel and raspberry sauces simply omit the cocoa and add an extra 30g of icing sugar to the mix, then add a few drops of water based flavouring to taste.

Icing sugar 330g
20g butter
80mls boiling water
Flavouring to taste - a few drops

If you do follow Beatrix sponge recipe the following images may be a helpful reference

cooked sponge cooling on the bench
once cooled, cut your sponge into even portions
dip sponge squares in icing/sauce mixtures then roll in coconut
 leave on a tray to set and store in an air tight container till serving time



  1. Oh, I love the look of those - going to copy this recipe!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

    1. Hi Liz - I am so glad you like this idea - enjoy!. Tina :)

  2. I love this!! Will make them on Australia Day :)

  3. Hi Kay,
    Nice to meet you :). This recipe would be perfect for the 26th!. Following your blog. Tina :)


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