Healthy Lamington’s Recipe

Lamingtons, the food of royalty.



  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup flax meal
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup water


  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded coconut
How to make the sponge:
  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (335°F).
  2. 2
    Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. 3
    Pour mixture into a greased pan.
  4. 4
    Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  5. 5
    Turn the sponge cake onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. 6
    When the sponge cake has cooled down, cut into the size lamingtons you want.
How to make the icing:
  1. 1
    Mix all ingredients (except shredded coconut) in a bowl.
  2. 2
    Spread a thin layer of chocolate icing on all sides of each lamingtons.
  3. 3
    Sprinkle shredded coconut on all sides before putting in the fridge to cool and set.

The sponge will not rise much, how it goes in the oven is how it comes out of the oven.

Depending on your brand of coconut flour, your mixture can be crumbly before it goes in the oven. 

If so…. just keep adding water until it comes together. Add about 1/2 cup at a time and them stir until you have the right consistency.  This is why we prefer banana flour now!

This recipe comes from the cookbook Healthy Junk.

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