Easy Australia Day dessert: Inside out lamington cupcakes

23 Jan

Easy Australia Day dessert Inside out lamington cupcakes - the hungry mum

This is such a speedy, easy and fun recipe that you have no excuse for not making it this Australia Day!

Many Australians mark Australia Day with a barbecue at a friend’s house, a picnic, or a day at the beach. These easy inside out lamington cupcakes would be a hit at any Oz Day celebration. Staying home for a quiet one? A batch of these cupcakes would be the perfect companion! 

Parts of ths recipe are do ahead, making it a simple dessert to prepre. Bake the cupcakes, allow them to cool completely then freeze for up to two weeks in a Tupperware. Defrost the morning you want to eat them.

The ganache too can be made a week in advance.

The only thing I suggest doing on the day is whipping the cream and assembling them.

However you mark the day – be it celebrating, lazing by the pool, protesting the day as white invasion day – let this inside out lamington cupcake be your companion.


Strawberry jam

Thickened cream, whipped to soft peaks

Shredded coconut


125g diced butter at room temperature

good splash vanilla

½ cup caster sugar

2 eggs

1  ½ cups self raising flour

½ cup milk

The Hungry Mum - Easy Australia Day dessert Inside out lamington cupcakes


Preheat oven to 170C and line 2x 12 hole patty pans with liners.

Place everything in the bowl of electric mixer and blend until all combined and smooth.

Place in party pans and bake until golden 17-ish minutes.


Chocolate ganache:

155 grams dark chocolate

½ cup cream


In a small saucepan over low heat melt 125g dark chocolate [broken into chunks] with 1/2 cup cream. Stir until melted, thick and glossy. Allow to stand 15 minutes until thick. Use knife to spread over cakes.


When cupcakes are cold cut in half horizontally. Spread one side with jam, then top with a dollop of cream. Sandwich together, spread the top with ganache and sprinkle with coconut.

inside lamington cupcakes - The Hungry Mum


13 Responses to “Easy Australia Day dessert: Inside out lamington cupcakes”

  1. Shannon (rumblytumbly.com) January 23, 2016 at 11:03 pm #


    • The Hungry Mum January 24, 2016 at 12:34 am #

      They vanished in a flash at our BBQ last night 🙂

  2. Napoleon Nalcot January 24, 2016 at 3:50 am #

    The cup cakes look so yummy. I’m salivating.

  3. hotlyspiced January 24, 2016 at 7:51 am #

    I really must get on with my Australia Day baking. Your cupcakes are wonderful; I love the sound of the ganache and they are appropriately decorated with the Aussie flag xx

    • The Hungry Mum January 25, 2016 at 12:36 am #

      Thank you! We had our BBQ on the weekend so I did all my Australia Day baking then. I found the flags buried in the back of my cupboard, I must have bought them last year!!

  4. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella January 24, 2016 at 10:03 am #

    I’m not the hugest lamington lover. But they do sound good! Hope you have a great Australia Day 😀

  5. Anna @ shenANNAgans January 25, 2016 at 4:43 am #

    Not a huge lamington fan, but that is because of the messy factor when making them. These bad boys are great, much more simple and they look tops too. Happy Straya Day! Hope you have an awesome day. xo

    • The Hungry Mum January 25, 2016 at 6:23 am #

      I heart lamingtons from bakeries but agree that they are too damn messy. I’ve blogged a few variations – including easy lamington slice and ice pops – which are super yum but no faff 🙂

  6. Anna January 26, 2016 at 12:32 am #

    Looks so delicious, and I love lamingtons! 😀

  7. ChgoJohn January 31, 2016 at 1:44 am #

    Fantastic, although I’d never trust myself to make them for a quiet celebration at home. They’d be gone by day’s end. Better to bring them to a barbecue and share the wealth. That doesn’t mean, however, I wouldn’t leave a few at home for a late night snack. 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum January 31, 2016 at 9:59 am #

      I cannot tell a lie: I served these babies to friends for a pre-Oz Day BBQ at our place but I did squirrel a few away for later [for the family, of course…]

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