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The chocolate lamington is as Australian as meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars, ranking alongside the other true Australian icons of the peach melba and Vegemite.

This Australian culinary icon, which consists of sponge cake dipped in chocolate and liberally sprinkled with fine desiccated coconut, is believed to have been created through an accident at work by a maid-servant to Lord Lamington, the thoroughly-British eighth Governor of Queensland. The maid-servant was working at Government House in Brisbane when she accidentally dropped the Governor's favourite sponge cake into some melted chocolate. Lord Lamington was not a person of wasteful habits and suggested that it be dipped in coconut to cover the chocolate to avoid messy fingers. Lord Lamington devoured this new taste sensation with great delight and the maid-servant's error was proclaimed a magnificent success by all! Despite serving in Queensland for five years, it is the lamington that will be, forever, his legacy.

We do know there is some controversy over the good old lamington. As much as some attribute it’s first bite to what is today called Old Government House, on the grounds of Queensland University of Technology, there are some who adamantly say it was first served in Toowoomba. What we do know with confidence is that the lamington is a Queensland-born sensation and Puckles is proud to keep the tradition alive.
With thanks to https://australianlamingtons.blogspot.com for the history of the Lamington
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