Lamington Cupcakes & Chocolate Fudge Glaze


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 chocolatepeanut-buttermeringueraspberry-saucecream-cheesedulce-de-lechemorechocolate 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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