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Monday, January 16, 2017

Recipe: The Best Homemade Gluten Free Lamingtons

Easy Gluten Free Homemade Lamingtons Recipe - low fat, gluten free, nut free, dairy free, lower sugar, homemade gluten free sponge cake recipe, healthy australia day recipes

There's a first and a last time for everything in life and this is the first and last time I'm making lamingtons...

Those are the words that came out of my mouth when I first experimented with this recipe. 

I had chocolate sauce all over the kitchen, dessicated coconut between my toes, sticky fingers and I was D-O-N-E. 

Or so I thought. 

The Best Easy Homemade Gluten Free Lamingtons Recipe - low fat, gluten free, nut free, dairy free, lower sugar, homemade gluten free sponge cake recipe, healthy australia day recipes

One lamington in and I was ready to quit... but I had a whole bowl of icing leftover, so I stuck the second one in determined to use at least half of the mix.

Second lamington down, I stuck in the third - and then I realised it wasn't so bad. 

But don't get me wrong, I was still frustrated. I hate sticky, messy recipes and this was perhaps the messiest of all - but I was determined. I was going to succeed at making homemade lamingtons. 

Homemade Gluten Free Lamingtons Recipe - low fat, gluten free, nut free, dairy free, lower sugar, homemade gluten free sponge cake recipe, healthy australia day recipes


At the end, my kitchen was a mess - but I had container after container of homemade lamingtons that actually looked pretty decent. 

One by one my family tasted them - and they got their seal of approval. 

One by one those lamingtons disappeared from the container.... and one by one the requests came in for more. 

Homemade Gluten Free Lamingtons Recipe - low fat, gluten free, nut free, dairy free, lower sugar, homemade gluten free sponge cake recipe, healthy australia day recipes

This is quite possible the best gluten free lamington recipe - and I want to say the easiest too - but the mess is kind of frustrating. 

If you're like me and mess and sticky fingers are not your thing - worry not! I've got the perfect solution for you in the recipe as well. A solution that doesn't involve any dipping or rolling but still tastes seriously, ridiculously good. 

So let me share the recipe with you! >> 


Homemade Gluten Free Lamingtons Recipe - low fat, gluten free, nut free, dairy free, lower sugar, homemade gluten free sponge cake recipe, healthy australia day recipes

The Best Gluten Fee Homemade Lamingtons Recipe
makes 12-16 lamingtons 
gluten free, lower fat, lower sugar, nut free, dairy free

For the Cake Base:
5 eggs
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp (75g) coconut sugar or granulated sugar*
1 cup (120g) gluten free plain flour 
1/3 cup (40g) cornstarch/cornflour
1/2 tsp baking powder 
2 tbsp (40ml or 2 1/2 US tbsp) rice bran oil, melted coconut oil or neutral tasting oil 
Pinch of salt
For the Coating:
Don't worry! You won't use it all - you just need a lot to be able to dunk it
2 cups (250g) icing sugar/confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup (40g) cocoa powder
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup boiling water 
Desiccated coconut or shredded coconut (I think I used 1-1/2 cups - just use as much as needed to coat).

To make the cake: 
  • Preheat your oven to 180C/355F. 
  • Line an 8x8" pan with baking paper and set aside. 
  • In a mixer, beat your eggs and sugar on high until pale and thick (it will take some time, however, keep beating! You want to add as much air as possible). 
  • In a separate bowl, combine your flour, cornflour, baking powder and salt. 
  • Gradually fold your flour mixture into your egg mixture, making sure you don't stir too harshly so you don't beat out all of the air. 
  • When you're adding the last little bit of flour, add your oil and gently fold until incorporated.
  • Pour your mixture into your prepared pan, smoothing out the surface with the back of a spatula. 
  • Bake for 15-25 minutes or until cooked through and lightly golden. If your cake is cooking too quickly on the top, cover it with foil and cook until a skewer inserted into the middle removes clean. 
  • Allow to cool completely and then cut your cake into rectangular pieces, squares or whatever shape you desire.
To make your lamingtons:
  • To make the icing, mix your icing sugar and cocoa powder with 1/4 cup boiling water, stirring until smooth. 
  • Add as much extra water as needed to make a "dippable" consistency. You want it to be thick enough that it will coat your lamingtons but not too thick that it creates a thick layer on the outside (and not too thin that it just soaks through!). 
  • Place your coconut in a small bowl and set aside. 
  • Line a baking sheet with baking paper and set aside.
  • Dip your cake pieces into your cocoa mixture, allowing any excess to drip off and then coat your cake in coconut before placing on your prepared tray. Repeat until all of your cake is used up. 
  • Place your lamingtons into the fridge for half an hour to an hour to set and enjoy. 
  • These lamingtons will keep for 2-3 days in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge, however, they are best eaten fresh. 
Notes: 
*You can use 1/2 cup of sugar if you want a sweeter cake, however, they're more than sweet enough with the icing. 
If you want to make a mess-free lamington cake: Simply leave your cake whole, halve the icing mixture and only use enough water as needed to create the desired thickness for your icing (or use a chocolate ganache/frosting instead). Spread your icing over the top of your cooled cake, sprinkle with coconut and you're ready to enjoy!

But tell me, are there any recipes you've made once and thought "Nope, never again"?
    
   


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