Lamingtons Recipe

White Chocolate Lamingtons

Paint a rainbow of Lamingtons dipped in white chocolate

Instead of the usual dark brown lamingtons why not try this colourful version of the sponge cake treats instead?

Lamingtons Recipe

White Chocolate Lamingtons

What an amazing recipe to make! This unusual version of the South African favourite known as lamingtons or Ystervarkies are squares of vanilla sponge. Known for being dipped in chocolate sauce then dredged in desiccated coconut, will add colour to any celebration.

Think of it, when last did you have a lamington?

White Chocolate Lamingtons

5 from 3 votes
Recipe by Melissa Jacobs Course: DessertCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Moderate
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The brightly coloured Lamingtons dipped in white chocolate.


  • 1 baked sponge cake, sliced into 16 blocks

  • 300 ml fresh cream

  • 400 gram white chocolate

  • 2 cups desiccated coconut

  • red, yellow and green food coloring


  • Separate the coconut into 3 equal bowls. Add a few drops of a color to each bowl.
  • In a double boiler, melt the chocolate. Add the cream gradually, mix well and remove from the heat.
  • Dip each block of cake in the chocolate sauce, then in the coconut. Arrange on a baking tray and let the pieces of cake set for 2 hours.

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