Bready or Not: Browned Butter Lamington Blondies

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These  Browned Butter Lamington Blondies are rich and indulgent, all chewy, chocolaty and good.

Bready or Not: Browned Butter Lamington Blondies

A lamington is an Australian dessert wherein pieces of sponge cake are rolled in chocolate and coconut. I haven’t gotten to try the real thing, but I can vouch for the fact that this home-baked version is delicious.

Bready or Not: Browned Butter Lamington Blondies

You start out with a blondie base that is rich on its own, with bountiful butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Then you go even more ultra by adding an ooey-gooey chocolate and coconut-laden topping.

Bready or Not: Browned Butter Lamington Blondies

The original version of the recipe, in the Bake from Scratch May/June 2019 issue, proposed this Lamington version as a modification for a standard Blondie recipe. I rewrote it to streamline the process and change out some ingredients. Like‚Ķ this doesn’t need sweetened coconut. It’s already sweet enough!

As I live in Arizona and have a warm kitchen, I found it essential to chill these bars so that they could be sliced up. I stored them in the fridge afterward as well, but if you’re in a cooler area, that likely isn’t needed.

Bready or Not: Browned Butter Lamington Blondies

These rich, indulgent blondies are a fun twist on Australian Lamingtons. Make them to share with a crowd–these are dangerously good and oh-so-sweet!
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: bars, chocolate, coconut
Author: Beth Cato


  • 13×9 pan
  • uneven spatula


Blondie Base

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter 3 sticks
  • 3 cups light brown sugar packed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour


  • 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 14- ounces sweetened condensed milk


  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat, stirring often until butter turns golden-brown with a nutty aroma, about 5 to 10 minutes. Pour into a small bowl to let stand at room temperature while the next steps are prepared.
  • Preheat oven at 350-degrees. Line a 13×9 pan with foil and apply nonstick spray or butter.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat in the browned butter. Add eggs one at a time, scraping bowl after each addition. Add vanilla extract. Fold in flour until just combined. Pour into prepared pan, evening out with an uneven spatula.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Middle needs to be set or the toppings will sink. Once that is done, no need to cool the base layer–remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle coconut over the top followed by the chocolate chips. Pour the sweetened condensed milk all over both.
  • Place pan back in oven to bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until middle is molten. Let cool for a while at room temperature, then place in fridge to completely set and chill.
  • Use foil to lift contents onto a cutting board. Slice. Store individually wrapped-up or in a sealed container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 3 days.