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Happy Australia Day! I’m a kiwi living here in Melbourne and it’s always fun to see what everyone gets up to for Australia Day. Whether it’s a day by the beach or perhaps a BBQ with family… it’s a great reason to kick back and enjoy a day off! Today we’re sharing with you a Lamington recipe from Well Nourished. Perfect for such an occasion!
For the cake, you can choose either:
My Easy Healthy Cake Recipe – which is gluten, grain, dairy-free with fructose free option (suits Paleo)
Vanilla Bean Cup Cake – which is gluten, nut and grain-free with dairy and fructose-free options (legume-based)
I’ve tested both, and both were delicious, so use whichever suits your dietary requirements / philosophy.
You have two options here:
Dairy free chocolate:
Over a very low heat mix together well:
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
100gram (½ cup) coconut oil
2-4 tablespoons sweetener (rice malt syrup, honey, maple syrup or coconut syrup) – for low fructose choose rice syrup
2 tablespoons coconut milk
You don’t want to let this sit for too long or the ingredients will separate. If this happens just give it a good stir before dunking your cake.
Place a bowl over a pot of boiling water and mix together until melted:
100gram good quality dark chocolate (85%)
50gram cream or coconut milk
Bake your choice of cake into a lined tin (approx. 30-20cm) for 15-20 minutes.
Allow to cool on a cake rack and then trim the edges.
You can cut into small squares for little lamingtons. For big ones like pictured, I halved the cake, sat one on top of the other and cut into six squares.
Pop the cake in the fridge for 10 minutes or so to chill while you make the chocolate.
Once you’ve made the chocolate place it in a shallow bowl.
In another shallow bowl place about a cup of desiccated coconut and prepare to get messy! I always work next to my sink in case I need to rinse off.
Dip all four sides of the cake in the chocolate followed buy the coconut. If you are making them with chocolate middles, I dipped the two middle sides in the chocolate, placed them together and then coated the rest.
Work quickly, you don’t want to soak them, just lightly coat them.
Place on a piece of non-stick paper and refrigerate until you are ready to serve them.
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