Lamingtons were named for Baron Lamington, Governor of Queensland in the late 1800's to early 1900's. Originally slang for the homburg hat which was worn by the baron, the lamington became known as a small square of sponge cake that was carefully covered with chocolate icing and lovingly sprinkled with dessicated coconut.
Traditionally lamingtons are made with a white sponge cake with a center of strawberry or raspberry jam. Most times though, you will find Lamingtons without the jam, or with fresh whipped cream instead of the Jam. Try all three - they are all YUMMO!