Most of my South African readers would know Lamingtons by the name of ‘ystervarkies’ – a well known, sweet favorite among the baking experts and surely a winner among some of the older recipes our grans used to own.
I decided to transform this age old favorite into a cupcake recipe, I used my one bowl vanilla cake mix, made a simple chocolate syrup that I drizzled over the cupcakes and topped it with desiccated coconut.
Lamingtons are actually a sweet treat from Australian origin, enjoyed since the 1800’s. Sure is a long time ago, no wonder lamington recipes stood the test of time… They are mouthwatering!
It usually consists of a sponge cake coated in chocolate sauce and then covered in desiccated coconut.
The longer these morsels are left to soak up the sauce, the better they taste and I had these Lamington Cupcakes for up to a week in the fridge.
I hope this sweetens up your Monday a bit friends, let me know what you thought of this simple and delicious recipe in the comments section! Have a good week!