Vegan Lamingtons: Coconut Cake Squares

Ryan Shepard - The Upside Blog


These super moist cake squares, known as Lamingtons, are dipped in a silky smooth chocolate glaze and coated with fine dried coconut flakes. Lamingtons originated in Australia where they are a well-known, traditional treat. The sponge cake is light and fluffy, but gains structure with refrigeration in order to hold its shape when coated. These pretty squares look as if they’ve been dusted with snow, making them a perfect sweet bite for winter.

Vegan Coconut Cake Squares: Lamington Recipe

Vegan Coconut Cake Squares: Lamington Recipe
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Vegan Lamingtons: Coconut Cake Squares

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 508 kcal
Author Ryan Shepard


Chocolate glaze

  • 3 cups organic cane sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup plant-based butter
  • 1 cup oat milk



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.
  2. In mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add pre-combined egg replacer and extracts; stir until smooth.
  3. In small bowl, combine oat milk and lemon juice; set aside for 1 minute. Mix into butter/sugar mixture until well combined.
  4. Into mixing bowl with dry ingredients, sift flour, baking powder and salt and stir until batter comes together. (Note: Do not over-mix.)
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan and tap pan on counter to remove any air pockets.
  6. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to cool completely. Wrap cake and refrigerate 4 hours to overnight.
  8. After cake is chilled, in small saucepan over medium heat, melt together ingredients for chocolate glaze. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  9. On two separate plates, spread out coconut flakes. (Note: This helps to prevent them from discoloring and clumping together.)
  10. Remove cake from refrigerator and slice into squares or rectangles. Thinly shear off top and bottom so chocolate sauce better adheres and absorbs.
  11. Dip one side of cake square quickly into chocolate glaze, repeating on all sides. Dip each side into coconut to cover completely and set on plate; repeat with all cake squares.
  12. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

(Note: Refrigerate chocolate glaze for other desserts such as topping for ice cream.)

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Vegan Lamingtons: Coconut Cake Squares
Amount Per Serving
Calories 508 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 146mg6%
Potassium 337mg10%
Carbohydrates 91g30%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 66g73%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 661IU13%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 171mg17%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.