Gluten Free Lamingtons | easy recipe

gluten free low fructose lamingtons

These Gluten Free Lamingtons are extremely delicious.  Traditionally, a lamington consists of a cube of butter cake or a sponge cake. You then dip the cake in a layer of chocolate icing and then roll it in desiccated coconut. The result is a delightful combination of moist cake, rich chocolate, and the crunchy texture of coconut. You can even go crazy and add jam or cream in the middle. We skipped that part. You know we’re ALL about easy and delish recipes and this is why we LOVE this recipe.
gluten free low fructose lamingtons

For the past couple of years we put ‘make REAL healthy lamingtons’ (no cheating like this cake we did 2 years ago!) on the too hard list but this year we were determined to get it off that list! 

So, naturally, we tasked Merrymaker Mum to come up with the recipe for the ‘spongey’ cake! And let us tell you… she did a bloody good job! Look how fun this recipe looks too! 

gluten free low fructose lamingtons

It’s maybe the most delish healthy sponge cake we’ve ever tasted! Don’t believe us? Well you’ll have to judge for yourself.

We used rice malt syrup as the sweetener to keep it low fructose but you could totally swap to honey or maple or coconut syrup! 

gluten free low fructose lamingtons

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Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla

p.s YUM


Gluten Free, Low Fructose Lamingtons
Serves 12
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
stuff you need
  1. 2 cups blanched almond meal
  2. 1 cup coconut milk (canned)
  3. 1/2 cup butter (approx. 100g)
  4. 1/2 cup rice malt syrup (or natural sweetener of choice)
  5. 1/4 cup coconut flour
  6. 4 eggs
  7. 1 tsp. baking powder (gluten free)
  8. 1 tsp. 100% vanilla extract
for chocolate icing
  1. 1/2 cup coconut oil
  2. ½ cup raw cacao powder
  3. ½ cup nut butter (we've also used coconut butter before)
  4. 1 tbs. rice malt syrup (or other natural sweetener)
  5. 1 tsp. 100% vanilla extract
  6. 1 cup desiccated coconut
Now what
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a 20 x 20 cm (8 x 8 inch) slice tin with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine the almond meal, coconut flour and baking powder.
  3. In a blender or mix master, beat the butter and honey together.
  4. Add the eggs, vanilla, coconut milk and mix well. (Don't worry if it looks a little 'curdled').
  5. Pour this into the large bowl with the dry ingredients and gently mix together.
  6. Transfer into the lined tin and bake for 40-45 minutes or until lightly brown.
  7. Allow to cool completely before cutting into desired sized squares.
For the chocolate icing
  1. Place all ingredients in to your blender or food processor, EXCEPT the desiccated coconut (we use our Vitamix but a thermomix would work well too).
  2. Whiz until smooth, scraping the edges as you go.
  3. This will take around 3-5 minutes - the friction from the whizzing will combine all the ingredients to this perfect smooth chocolatey goodness.
  4. Transfer the chocolate into a bowl and have another bowl with the desiccated coconut.
  5. Carefully dip cake squares into the chocolate, covering all sides, then allow excess to drip off.
  6. Roll the lamington square in the coconut and continue with the rest of the squares!
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge PLUS you can freeze these and defrost for later!
Merrymaker tip
  1. Use this as your 'sponge' replacement cake! Seriously YUM! We're going to make it into a birthday cake!
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