Kai’s Lush Lamingtons (GF, EF, DF) – Hand mix method

Kai’s Lush Lamingtons (GF, EF, DF) – Hand mix method

Serves 24
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Top 8 allergen free, Vegan
Region Oceanian
By author Juanita Sanganithy
It is hard to believe Kai's Lush Lamingtons are gluten free, egg free, and dairy free. Wow! These moist, light, delicious little cakes are traditionally served on Australia day, but can be enjoyed any day of the year. Grab a cuppa, sit back and devour these Lush Lamingtons.



  • 180g (6.3oz) Maize flour (not starch)
  • 130g (4.6oz) Corn starch (or 165g/5.8oz potato starch)
  • 100g (3.5oz) Gluten free oat flour
  • 45g (1.6oz) Chia seed flour/ Ground chia seed
  • 220g (7.8oz) Sugar (e.g. fine coconut sugar, raw sugar or white sugar)
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1.5 teaspoons Cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 cup Apple sauce or pureed apple
  • 1 Vanilla bean, seeds of
  • 2 teaspoons Apple cider vinegar
  • 80g (2.8fl.oz) Coconut oil (or other subtle flavoured oil)
  • 250ml Milk of choice (e.g., rice milk)


  • 600g (21.2oz) Gluten free icing sugar
  • 75g (2.6oz) Cocoa powder (100% pure)
  • 150g (5.3oz) Nuttlex or dairy free margarine
  • 90ml Milk of choice (e.g., rice milk)
  • 3 cups Shredded coconut


Step 1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (fan forced). Grease two square-muffin tins (with 12 square muffins per tin).
Step 2. Mix maize flour, corn starch, gluten free oat flour, chia flour, sugar, salt, cream of tartar, & bicarbonate of soda in a bowl.
Step 3. In a separate bowl mix the apple, vanilla bean seeds, vinegar, oil and milk until well combined.
Step 4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, stirring until well combined.
Step 5. Pour into greased tins. Bake at 180ºC for 20-35min until a skewer inserted into the middle of the lamingtons comes out clean. Remove lamingtons from the oven, but keep in their tins for 15 minutes before turning out on a wire rack. Ice when cool.
Step 6. Melt the margarine in the oven or over a stove top. Add the milk and stir.
Step 7. Remove from the heat and add the icing sugar and cocoa powder and mix thoroughly.
Step 8. Pour the icing into a bowl. Place this bowl into a larger bowl containing some boiling water. This will keep the icing runny while the lamingtons are iced. Put the shredded coconut into another bowl.
Step 9. Dip the cool lamington squares into the chocolate icing mixture and turn with forks to completely cover them. Use a skewer inserted into the middle of the lamington to lift it out. Allow excess icing to drip off before placing the lamington carefully into the shredded coconut. With clean forks carefully turn the lamington before using the skewer to lift it out and onto a wire rack. Once all lamingtons have been iced, place them in the fridge for 15 minutes for the icing to set.
Step 10. Devour :)

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