Benno & Lara's
Vegan Recipes

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increase chances for survival of life on Earth
as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."

Albert Einstein

Aussie Lamingtons

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  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 ½ cups plain soymilk
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater, coconut or almond essence (you choose)

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon Nuttelex
  • 1 tablespoon soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • hot water

  • desiccated coconut


  1. Place the vinegar in a non-metallic bowl and add the soy milk. Stir well and set aside to allow the mixture to curdle.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, bicarb, salt, vanilla and rosewater essences. Add the soy milk mixture with the oil and beat until smooth.  
  3. Lightly grease a friand tray (or muffin tray) and fill each muffin/friand cup with 3 tablespoons of batter. Bake in a preheated 180 degree oven for 25 minutes, or until the cakes are lightly browned on top and spring back lightly to the touch.
  4. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes, then cool on a rack. When completely cool, place in a freezer bag and freeze at least overnight, up to 3 days.
  5. Get the cakes out of the freezer and cut them into squares if smaller lamingtons are desired.
  6. For the icing, put the icing sugar and cocoa in a bowl. Add the soy milk, vanilla and Nuttelex and one teaspoon of boiling water. Stir well. Keep adding hot water to melt the Nuttelex and give a smooth chocolate paste/icing that is runny enough to drip slowly off a covered cake. Put bowl into a larger bowl 1/3 full of boiling water to keep it soft.
  7. Fill another bowl with coconut for coating.
  8. Dip each cake into the chocolate icing, using 2 forks to turn it. Let the excess drip off and then place it in the coconut bowl. Use 2 more forks to coat the cake in coconut. Allow to set on a wire rack and repeat with the remaining cakes. Enjoy your Aussie Lamingtons on Australia [for Compassion] day.