My Mum has been making this recipe for the last 30 something years. She thinks it came from Auntie Donna Baliles (one of the missionaries Mum and Dad worked with in Malawi, Africa).
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon golden syrup (be very generous!)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
*I usually make double this recipe so half can be placed in your freezer for later on (if it makes it in there!).
Sift all the dry ingredients into the bowl of your electric mixer
Then add all the wet ingredients, turn onto low speed and mix until combined.
Spray and line a lamington tin (if making double) or smaller rectangular tin (if making single quantity). Pour mixture into tin.
Bake at 180 C for 20-25 minutes (if making single quantity) or 30-35 minutes (if making double).