We dedicate these vegan and gluten-free lamingtons to all our readers in Australia! Whether you're already a big fan of these sweet bakes, or it's your first time making them, we're sure you'll love our recipe. We'll help you prepare healthier lamingtons with the same delicious flavour but a fraction of the calories.
Lamingtons are a famous Aussie treat consisting of cubes of sponge cake coated in chocolate frosting and rolled in desiccated coconut. It's a simple yet delightful dessert, often filled with a layer of cream and strawberry jam. People usually enjoy these cute squares with a hot cup of tea as an afternoon treat.
Preparing lamingtons is very easy, but not many recipes show you how to make them without eggs, butter, or sugar. So, we decided to round up a no sugar, allergen-free recipe suitable for those on a vegan diet or with egg and milk allergies. Each cube has half the calories, 80% fewer sugars, and half the fats than the classic ones.
How did we do it? With a few simple tweaks on the classic lamington recipe. We swapped butter cake with a gluten-free sponge made with rice flour and almond meal; then, we substituted eggs and butter with flaxseeds and olive oil; finally, we used mashed ripe bananas instead of refined sugar.
The result is a moist and soft cake with a slightly nutty flavour. After slicing it into squares, we coated the lamingtons with a simple frosting of melted chocolate and oat milk. Using dark chocolate instead of the classic butter and icing sugar means our glaze is lower in fats and sugars.
All is left to do is roll the lamington squares in coconut flakes and wait for the coating to harden. We were so impatient we gulped them down while they were still warm and gooey! If you fancy, finish them off with our sugar-free cherry jam spread between two lamington halves — you'll love them!