May 4th, 2008

Lamington Cupcakes Category: General, Recipes

Last weekend I made some Lamington cupcakes as a ‘Get Well Soon’ gesture for my brother who had just had an operation.

I had intended on following Bill Granger’s recipe for Lamingtons themselves but the sponge mix didn’t set and with 6 eggs in it I wasn’t overly surprised. So after a quick re-think I whizzed up a batch of Nigella’s trusty cupcakes and then topped each with lamington icing.

I wont bore you with the cupcake recipe now I’ll just tell you about the chocolatey topping…

Ingredients (to top 12 cupcakes)

  • 50g dark chocolate
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 5g butter
  • 30ml milk
  • 60g desiccated coconut


  1. Put icing sugar, chocolate, milk and butter in a heatproof bowl & melt over a simmering pan of water
  2. Put the coconut on a plate
  3. Dip each cupcake into the melted icing mix, ensure each cake has a generous coating
  4. Dip into the coconut
  5. Leave to dry

Get Well Soon Cupcakes

8 Responses to “Lamington Cupcakes”

The cakes look yummy. I hope your brother feels better soon.


I love those type of cakes and they really look delicious.
I hope your brother will get well soon and in the best way! A big hug!

I just love these cakes Claire:D Give my best wishes to your brother hope he is well soon

Rosie x

Thanks ladies x

Hi Claire just to let you know I have an award on my blog for you :D

Rosie x

Best to your brother. That icing sound delicious, btw, thanks!

I just stumbled across your gorgeous blog, it is beautiful.
The lamingtons loopk lovely.

They look really lovely, great idea to do something different with cup cakes too.

Best wishes to your brother.


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