17 Sweet Australia Day Food Ideas

On 26 January, we celebrate Australia Day — a time for reflecting on our history, embracing our diverse society and celebrating our nation. A major part of this is getting together with family and friends to share food, and these sweet treats are bound to be a big hit at any Australia Day celebration!

1. Lamingtons

Lamingtons are about as Aussie as it gets when it comes to sweet treats, and no Australia Day would be complete without them. There are loads of simple recipes for traditional lamingtons available, or why not try something really special like these Mocha Chocolate and Cherry Lamingtons by What Katie Ate. Lamingtons

2. Lamington Roulade

Another take on the traditional lamington is a Lamington Roulade, like this one by Super Food Ideas. Lamgton cake

3. Kids’ Lamingtons

For something healthy for the kids, you should definitely check out this sugar-free and gluten-free pink lamington recipe from Sugar Free Kids. Sugar and gluten-free lamingtons

4. Pavlova

Another iconic Aussie dessert is the Pavlova. You can’t go wrong with a simple pavlova topped with fresh, seasonal fruit, but why not step up the game with this Super Fluffy Marshmallow Pavlova from Super Food Ideas? Marshmallow Pavlova

5. Koala in the Creek

Kids will love this cute Koala in the Creek idea found on Pinterest. It is made from blue jelly and Caramello Koalas! Aussie dessert

6. Tim Tam Cake

Here is one everyone has to try — the Tim Tam Cake! The famous Australian sweet snack just got about a million times better! (Recipe by Australian Good Taste.) Aussie Cake

7. Peach Melba

Make the most of the beautiful stone fruit in season around Australia Day with this beautiful Peach Melba recipe by Australian Good Taste. Aussie dessert

8. Mango Melba

Or why not try this awesome Mango Melba with Sweet Raspberry Sauce by delicious. for a modern twist on an old classic? Aussie dessert

9. Macadamia Muesli

Why not start the day the Aussie way with this Macadamia Muesli by delicious.? Aussie breakfast

10. Arnotts Iced VoVo Cake

Inspired by Australian Arnotts Iced VoVo biscuits is this very pretty cake from Raspberri Cupcakes. Cake like a VoVo biscuit

11. Fruit flag

For a healthy sweet treat, it’s so simple to make an awesome Aussie fruit platter, like this one found on familyholiday.net. Aussie Fruit Flag

12. Sweet Damper

Traditional Australian damper is also great as a sweet dessert. We love the idea of this Spiced Apple Damper from Super Food Ideas. Spiced apple damper

13. Koala Cake Pops

How cute are these Koala Cake Pops by Natalie’s Cake Pops? They are bound to be a hit with the kids this Australia Day! Aussie cakepop

14. Aussie Truffles

Check out this delicious recipe for Tim Tam and Milo Truffles by Love Swah. Yum! Tim Tam and Milo Truffles

15. Aussie Macarons

These Australian-themed macarons from A Matter of Taste would be great at any Australia Day celebration. Macarons

16. Fairy Bread

Not just for kids, this Australian Fairy Bread is a really simple but effective Aussie-themed idea, found on Pinterest. Australian fairy bread

For more sweet Australia Day food ideas, check out our Pinterest board, and click here for our 16 Savoury Australian Food Ideas.

For Australia Day events in and around Brisbane, check out The Best Australia Day Events for Brisbane Kids.

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