Planet Strong Australia day: Vegan lamington recipe

Lamingtons are an absolute Australian classic!

1 Million Women is here to share some tips on how to enjoy a planet strong version of this well loved Aussie favourite.

Ingredients (for 16)


- 2 cups plain flour

- 1 cup sugar

- 1 cup soy milk

- ⅓ cup of soda water

- ¼ cup vegetable oil (non hydrogenated)

- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

- 2 tsp baking powder

- 1 tsp baking soda

- 1 tbs of arrowroot (or cornstarch)

- 1 tbs of vanilla essence


- 2 cups icing sugar

- ⅓ cup raw cacao powder (or coco powder)

- ¼ cup soy milk

- ¼ cup boiling water

- lots of desiccated coconut (about 4 cups)

- ¼ cup of jam for the filling (strawberry, raspberry, whateverberry)



Trick one: make the night before and freeze!

- Whisk the apple cider vinegar and the soy milk together and set aside

- Mix together most of the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, arrowroot)

- Add the oil, sugar and vanilla essence to the soy milk mixture

- Add the wet ingredients to the dry

- Once there are no lumps, add the soda water and mix

- Put the mixture into one large rectangular cake tin (or two square ones)

- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean

- Cool on a rack

- Put in the freezer


Trick two: two forks!

- Sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a medium bowl.

- Add the soymilk and water and stir until smooth.


- Cut the cake into equal size rectangles or squares

- Warm jam in the microwave for about 45 seconds

- Place jam on one rectangle, and sandwich the other on top

- Using two forks, dip the cake into the warm icing and let some of the icing run off

- Using your fingers, roll the cake into the coconut until coated

- Once all lamingtons are made, refrigerate for at least an hour until icing has set

Thanks to The Bogan Vegan for this delicious recipe!

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