Lamington Cupcakes & Chocolate Fudge Glaze

January 24, 2013
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For the number of desserts that get shared here most of them are whole grain or gluten free, many are vegan, and almost all are refined sugar free. This isn’t a bad thing by any means and as much as I love the challenge of flipping recipes, sometimes I just want to make something classic and naughty.

For a while I was making cakes for other people and got to stretch my chocolate-peanut-butter-meringue-raspberry-sauce-cream-cheese-dulce-de-leche-more-chocolate baking muscles on a regular basis – but it’s been slow for a bit.

When RJ saw a Lamington Cake at a cafe recently and said ‘hey, could you make that?‘ I paused only long enough to give him my well practiced ‘are you kidding, of course‘ look before deciding that I needed to do just that for a BBQ we were attending the following day.


I’d been wanting to try out this ultimate vanilla cupcake recipe for quite a while and the impending barbeque was the perfect excuse, but you can use any vanilla cake recipe you choose for these Lamington Cupcakes.

If you are wondering, the one I tried was ok – and you could certainly use it without issue – but I’d recommend my Cosmo Cupcake base instead, simply replacing the juices with milk and adding a bit of extra vanilla. One day I’ll post my own Perfect Vanilla Cupcake recipe here… best hurry up and invite us to a BBQ or birthday celebration so I can make it – haha!

Australia Day is in just a few days time and this quick and easy twist on an Aussie classic is perfect for a long-weekend celebration. If you decided to make them using a gluten-free, vegan, no refined sugar vanilla cake base I won’t hold it against you… but I’d love the recipe, nudge, nudge, wink, wink.  Whatever you get up to, best wishes for a Happy Australia Day!


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17 Responses to Lamington Cupcakes & Chocolate Fudge Glaze

  1. Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul on January 24, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I love lamingtons anything! Great job on the cupcakes too…now I need to invite you over!

    • JJ on January 29, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      Sounds good to me – good company is always an excuse to make cake!

  2. Laura (Tutti Dolci) on January 24, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I’ve never tried a lamington but I love these flavors. Beautiful cupcakes! :)

  3. Jane @ Shady Baker on January 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    This looks easier than making actual lamingtons, thanks for sharing JJ. I might make these for the weekend!

    • JJ on January 29, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks for sharing the pic of your cakes over on Twitter – fabulous!

  4. Claire @ Claire K Creations on January 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Well you didn’t tell me that if I invited you over you’d bake me something like this. When are you free? Yum!

    • JJ on January 29, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      haha next time I’m in QLD we’ll definitely have cake ;)

  5. Sara @bellyrumbles on January 24, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I like simple that looks stunning. Great idea JJ.

  6. Christine @ Cooking Crusade on January 24, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Very cute and so perfect for Aussie Day. Especially jam filled yum!!

    • JJ on January 29, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Jam always wins

  7. Liz on January 25, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Perfect for Australia Day…they look delish!!! I love when I get suggestions for what to bake…I’m always happy to comply :)

  8. Tina @ bitemeshowme on January 25, 2013 at 9:31 am

    They look beautiful and delicious! I wouldn’t think twice about putting jam in the cupcakes ;)

  9. Nic@diningwithastud on January 25, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I just had a lamington bite :) love a good old lamington. Perfect twist JJ!

  10. Martine @ Chompchomp on January 25, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Fabulous idea. Now give me a GF version. lol

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  12. Flick Your Food on January 26, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    What a fantastic idea for Australia day!

  13. Melissa on January 29, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Happy belated Australia day. Love this recipe.

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