Some context about this cake :-
Lamington is a dessert of Australian origin. It consists of squares of sponge cake coated first in a layer of traditionallychocolate sauce, then in desiccated coconut. Lamingtons are sometimes served as two halves with a layer of cream orstrawberry jam between, and are commonly found in South African and Australasian outlets such as cafes, lunch bars, bakeries, home industries and supermarkets. A raspberry variety is also common in New Zealand, while a lemon variety has been encountered in Australia.
The chocolate coating is a thin mixture, into which cubes of sponge cake (one cookbook states 4 cm per side) are dipped, and the chocolate is absorbed into the outermost layers of the sponge where it sets. (Similarly, the strawberry jam or chocolate icing is absorbed into the sponge.) The cubes are then covered with coconut and left to set.
Ha..ha..so there's no cake more Australian than this cake...I remembered baking these those school girls day and yesterday in celebration of EID MUBARAK I made one batch of it...its awesome. Beside the traditional sponge cake, you can also use plain cake, butter cake or even white cake..its equally good.
Recipe adapted from -http://www.aww.com.au/food/recipes/2012/1/classic-lamingtons/