Australia gets bonus points for trying to blame this monstrosity on us by using the surreptitious name Boston Bun. I’ve been to Massachusetts many times and have never seen a spiced potato bun covered in heaps of thick-thick coconut icing. But in Australia, these mysteriously named treats pair perfectly with a cup of tea.
Lamingtons are old-fashioned traditional Australian cakes. Traditionally made in a cube-shaped vanilla sponge cake dipped in thin chocolate icing and coconut, Lamingtons now come in all sorts of shapes and variations. Whether you buy a large lamington cake to share with friends (yes, you can buy them as a full size cake), or a small one with raspberry jam in the middle, you know you’re eating an Australian tradition.
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