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Mary had a little lamington, but what a tease that was! Lucky for Mary we’ve got the recipe for a whole loaf of the Aussie classic right here, with enough to go around!

You will need

Serves 6

  • 110 g gluten-free flour
  • 40 g coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup rice malt syrup
  • 75 g ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • Raspberry jam

Choc Glaze

  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup rice malt syrup
  • 1 cup raw cacao powder
  • 100 ml boiling water
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • Desiccated coconut, for topping
  • Toasted coconut flakes, optional

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40 mins to prep

30 mins to cook

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 150°C, if fan-forced (170°C conventional).

  2. Step 2

    Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.

  3. Step 3

    Place banana into a separate bowl with rice malt syrup, and mash until smooth. Add to dry mix bowl.

  4. Step 4

    Add melted coconut oil and boiling water and stir until combined and smooth.

  5. Step 5

    Pour into an oiled loaf tin. Place in oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a skewer poked into the cake comes out clean. Turn the cake out onto a wire rack to cool.

  6. Step 6

    Once cool, cut in half horizontally, spread raspberry jam onto the bottom layer of sponge, then carefully place the other layer of sponge on top. Place in freezer for about 10-15 minutes to firm up while you make up the chocolate glaze.

  7. Step 7

    For the chocolate glaze, place rice malt syrup, cacao powder and boiling water in a bowl, whisk to combine, and stream in melted coconut oil while whisking constantly until super smooth. If it’s too thick, add a little more hot water, 1 teaspoon at a time.

  8. Step 8

    Carefully dip sponge cake in the chocolate glaze, then place onto the cooling rack over a tray.

  9. Step 9

    Pour remaining choc glaze on top of sponge to evenly cover, and make sure all the edges are covered. (Make use of the excess glaze that falls through to the catcher tray!)

  10. Step 10

    Sprinkle desiccated coconut on the top and sides of the cake, pressing in gently to make it stick.

  11. Step 11

    Slide it carefully onto a serving plate and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to set. Cut into thick slices to serve, with optional toasted coconut flakes sprinkled on top.

Recipe: Amber Wood

Photography: Chris Middleton

Stylist: Deb Kaloper

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