Australia's famous lamingtons are squares of sponge cake that are first dipped in chocolate glaze and then in coconut. This version's inside is denser and loaded with toasted almonds.
Great recipe - all the family loved them. I left out the almonds because of a family member with nut alergies. I made a second batch and dipped them in seedless strawberry jam and they where great too! - 11 Aug 2008
Made these for my son's class as they were studying Australia. They tasted amazing, was not sure the class would like them as they are quite different to the cakes we have in the UK but they all went. They did not all come out in a perfect square but who cares they tasted fine. One mistake I made was to coat them in the icing shortly after being cooked and a lot of the cake crumbled into the mix, wish I had read the bit about cooking the cake mixture the day before icing them! ha ha well lesson learnt. - 01 May 2015
Very disappointed. The picture shown is clearly not this recipe or it was shot from an extreme close-up to make the bars look like chunky squares. I'm an experienced baker and there was no way the sponge was ever going to make chunky squares as shown here. Nothing special as is, but I will make again in a square tin to get the required depth and see if they look anything like the picture then. - 14 Oct 2014