Lamington Cupcakes

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.

Lamington Cupcakes

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.

Lamington Cupcakes

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!

Lamington Cupcakes

It usually consists of a sponge cake coated in chocolate sauce and then covered in desiccated coconut.

Lamington Cupcakes

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.

Lamington Cupcakes

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!

 
 
 
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Lamington Cupcakes
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.
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Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 15 min
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Ingredients
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 15 min
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cupcakes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In an electric mixer combine the butter, milk, sugar, eggs, essence, salt, baking powder and flour.
  2. Mix on high for 3 minutes.
  3. Fill muffin liners ¾ full with batter and bake for 15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
  4. For the chocolate syrup, heat the cocoa powder, water, butter and sugar in a small saucepan until sugar dissolves.
  5. As soon as the cupcakes are done, carefully pour the hot chocolate syrup over the hot cupcakes. It helps to keep them in the muffin tin while doing this, it can get quite messy.
  6. Cover the cupcakes in coconut, leave to cool and enjoy.
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