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No one should go without lamingtons on Australia Day – so from us to you, a Lamington recipe.


Gudday mate!

For all of our international friends, January 26th is Australia Day and on this particular day we tend to celebrate all things Aussie. Snags and prawns on the barbie, lamb chops grilled to a crisp, creamy coleslaw, pavlova, cool beers…and lamingtons. If any one tells you being healthy is boring, that you miss out on all the fun stuff, tell them to come and see me – I’ll set them straight! In fact, I’ll start right now by sharing this guilt free lamington recipe (guilt free if you don’t eat the whole tray, that is). So hop to the kitchen, whip up some lamingtons and indulge the healthy way. Happy Australia Day Aussies, I can’t wait to see your creations!

Australia Day Lamingtons.

Makes approximately 16 lamingtons.

For the cake:
3 whole eggs
3/4 cup almond meal
2/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/3 cup rice malt syrup or sweetener of your choice
1 tsp gluten free baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract or seeds of vanilla pod

For the icing:
2/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup cacao
3 tbsp almond milk
3 tbsp rice malt syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup desiccated coconut

To make the cake, preheat your oven to 160C. Grease a 20cm x 30cm baking tray with a little coconut oil and line the baking tray with paper, the oil will help the paper adhere nicely to the tray.

Melt and combine the coconut oil, rice malt syrup and vanilla extract. Beat the eggs with a whisk until thickened, foamy and creamy. Gradually add the coconut oil mixture while still beating the eggs, then add baking powder and the tapioca and almond meal. Fold all ingredients through carefully. Pour into prepared baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or until slightly golden and a skewer comes out clean. Turn onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Once cool, trim the edges off the sponge cake and cut into 4 equal strips lengthways and then into small squares (I used a ruler to ensure the squares were even, and they were just under 4cm wide). Pair up the sponge squares so one sponge sits on top of the other.


At this point you can either fill your sponge with Raw Raspberry Vanilla Chia Jam  or simply fill with chocolate icing (I think the chia jam sets these lamingtons apart from their plain and boring cousins 🙂 You will need no more than a teaspoon of filling, too much and the lamingtons will slide apart.

To make the chocolate icing simply combine the coconut oil, cacao, almond milk, rice malt syrup and vanilla and stir until smooth. Spread dessicated coconut onto a clean plate. Now it’s time to get messy. Use a butter knife to spread a layer of chocolate icing over all sides of the sponge. Then dip and roll in the coconut, covering all sides. Set aside on a wire rack, if it’s a warm day I’d advise putting them in the fridge to set slightly.


18 Comments Post a comment
  1. Claire #

    Is there a substitute for tapioca flour? If not, is it available to buy at Woolies or Coles? Thank you 🙂

    January 23, 2014
    • Claire tapioca flour is also called Arrowroot flour and yep, you should be able to buy it at a supermarket. I find it in my small local stores so I’d say that’s a definite yes. Good luck!

      January 23, 2014
  2. These look absolutely fantastic. Yum. I don’t have tapioca flour is there something else I could use instead?

    January 23, 2014
    • Hi Melissa, tapioca is also called Arrowroot flour and is readily available at the supermarket. If not you could probably try white rice flour?

      January 23, 2014
      • Thanks so much. I will try that!

        January 23, 2014
  3. Kate #

    Just made these Amy! First time ever, making sponge, so I was pretty nervous, but they turned out great. The icing was so rich and dark, definitely satisfied my dark chocolate cravings.
    Thanks for a great gluten free, refined sugar free recipe. Should go down a treat with the IBS-suffering/coeliac members of my family 🙂

    January 24, 2014
  4. Fiona #


    Can I use coconut sugar instead of the rice malt syrup?


    January 24, 2014
  5. Inica #

    could I use xylitol instead of rice malt syrup?

    January 24, 2014
    • If your preference is to use xylitol, by all means. I am not in a position to give you accurate quantities though because I don’t use it. Good luck.

      January 25, 2014
  6. Oh wow. These were amazing. You’re a genius! We have converted this for the Thermomix and posted the recipe on our website. Thanks!

    January 24, 2014
    • Brilliant news, thanks for letting us know and thanks too for sharing the love!

      January 25, 2014
  7. Sandra Lee #

    I’ve just made these, taste great but really thin. Seems mine haven’t risen properly. I have made a second cake batch to be sure but it’s come out the same. Tin is also the same size as the recipe states…

    January 25, 2014
    • Hi Sandra, ours where fairly thin too. They are not very high, not sure if the photo was deceiving but irrespective they were delicious when combined with the jam in the middle. Hope you managed to create lamingtons irrespective.

      January 27, 2014
  8. sharon #

    Delicious! Made for Australia Day lunch. Particularly love the chia raspberry jam! Currently using a spoonful in my morning smoothie! With thanks – Sharon

    January 29, 2014
    • Ooooh brilliant! Love hearing this feedback! How easy is the chia jam!

      January 29, 2014

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