Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Grease a rectangular cake pan. Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and mix thoroughly. Gradually add flour. Put cake mixture in pan, and bake for 1 - 1¼ hours, decreasing temp to 160C (325F) during cooking. Place on a wire rack to cool.
Add boiling water and vanilla to cocoa. Add icing sugar and mix thoroughly.
Cut cake into 24 blocks. Put frosting on all sides and roll in 1½ cups coconut (This is probably easier to do if you hold the frosted cake with a couple of forks). Allow Lamingtons to dry on a wire rack.
Alternatively, a quick way to make Lamingtons would be to take pieces of sponge cake and dip them in melted chocolate. Then roll them in coconut. Allow them to dry on a wire rack.
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