Vegan & Gluten-Free Lamingtons

Jan 30, 2021by Ash - F&F

An Aussie classic made vegan and gluten-free just for you! If you love lamingtons, but follow a vegan and gluten-free diet, we've made these magical little sponge cakes that are best enjoyed with an afternoon cuppa'. 

Vegan & Gluten-Free Lamingtons

Makes 16

Vegan and Gluten-Free Lamingtons Vegan and Gluten-Free Lamingtons


1 packet The Gluten Free Food Co. Cupcake Mix

¾ cup canola oil

1 ¼ cup water

3 cups icing sugar, sifted

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1 tbsp dairy-free margarine

½ cup boiling water

4 cups desiccated coconut

The Gluten Free Food Co. Quick Cupcake Mix (500g)The Gluten Free Food Co. Quick Cupcake Mix (500g)


  1. Preheat oven to 150°C.

  2. Line a 20x20 cm baking pan with baking paper and lightly grease the baking paper with a small amount of oil.

  3. Empty the entire bag of cupcake mix into a large mixing bowl, then add the canola oil and water and whisk until combined.

  4. Pour into prepared baking pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

  5. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then carefully lift the cake out of the baking pan and place on a cooling rack to cool completely.

  6. Once cooled, cut into 16 squares.
The best vegan lamingtonsThe best vegan lamingtons

To make the icing:

  1. Whisk the icing sugar and cocoa powder together in a medium bowl.

  2. Combine the margarine and boiling water in a jug and allow the margarine to melt completely.

  3. Pour the water and margarine into the icing sugar and cocoa powder then whisk until smooth.

To assemble the lamingtons:

  1. Pour desiccated coconut onto a shallow dish.

  2. Dip the bottom of the cake in the icing, then place on a fork. Use a large spoon to scoop icing over the top of the cake until it is completely covered.

  3. Allow excess icing to drip off, then cover in coconut and press gently to help it stick. 

  4. Place on a cooling rack to set.


If you liked this recipe, make sure you check out our other vegan recipes:

Vegan Chocolate Lava Cake

Vegan Oreo Caramel Cake

Vegan Custard Tarts

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