You can’t get much more Aussie than a Lamington. For my overseas readers, a Lamington is a traditional Australian sweet snack, a kind of sponge cake covered in chocolate and coconut. Yum! They’re sold in every supermarket across the country but you can imagine the dodgy ingredient list of these. Yuck. Obviously the traditional make-at-home version is full of refined sugar and saturated fats. Not great either.
Lucky for us, Sam Wood has a healthy lamington in his health and fitness program 28 by Sam Wood, and he’s been super kind and donated it to the blog for all us chocoholics. Thanks, Sam, that’s the Aussie spirit!
Serves: 12 Prep: 00:05 Cook: 00:25
- 400 g butter beans drained and rinsed
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup almond meal
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 100 g 85% dark chocolate block
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons coconut cream
- 1/4 cup desiccated coconut for rolling
- Preheat oven to 180°C and line a lamington tin with baking paper.
- In a blender, place the beans, eggs, coconut oil, honey and vanilla. Blend until well combined.
- Pour mixture into a large bowl and add the coconut flour, almond meal and baking powder. Mix with a spoon until well combined.
- Transfer mixture into the lined tine and bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan before removing. Once cooled, remove the slice from the tin and cut into 12 rectangle pieces.
- To make the chocolate icing, place all remaining ingredients (except for the coconut) into a small glass or metal bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. Stir consistently for 5 minutes, or until the chocolate is fully melted.
- Allow the chocolate to cool slightly for 5 minutes, then dip all four sides of the sliced pieces of cake into the sauce (ensuring they aren’t soaked, but lightly coated) then roll immediately in the desiccated coconut. Place lamingtons onto a plate or tray lined with grease proof paper and place in the fridge until they are ready to be served. The lamingtons can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
About Sam Wood
Fitness expert Sam Wood is changing people’s lives. Founder of Gecko Sports for kids, owner of The Woodshed fitness destination in his hometown of Melbourne, and creator of 28 by Sam Wood, Sam is responsible for helping Aussies get their fit on and sort their nutrition out.
28 by Sam Wood
A 28 by Sam Wood program now starts every Monday, so as soon as you feel motivated to join, you can hop straight in. Covering training (28 minutes for 28 days), nutrition and mindfulness, Sam is seeing some great results from his 28ers.
If you’re keen to sign on, head over to 28bysamwood.com to find out more.