Plant-based baking is a little trickier than using your usual milk, eggs and butter. Eddie Stewart, co-owner of cult bakery Tokyo Lamington, spent years perfecting the sponge-cake base he uses in their vegan lamingtons.

“We’re pretty proud of our plant-based vegan sponge because it’s no mean feat to make,” Stewart tells Broadsheet. “You basically take everything you know about baking, you throw it out the window, and then you start fresh.”

A Vitasoy loyalist, he relies on it to lend moisture and depth to the sponge. And lately, he’s been using the brand for more than just baking. Barista’s Choice by Vitasoy, its new range optimised for coffee-machine use, has also become Tokyo Lamington’s alt milk of choice.

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“We experimented with different alternative milks and different brands, and we found that the Vitasoy was the one that gave us a good result,” he says.

Barista’s Choice by Vitasoy leads to creamy, fluffy cappuccinos and velvety flat whites. It’s the culmination of years of testing and tweaking – and working directly with baristas – to create a product that performs well beyond the standard range you might be used to. And thanks to its focus on Australian-grown oats, as well as its plant-based caps and sustainable packaging, you can feel good about drinking the range’s oat milk, too.

Tokyo Lamington has just designed the perfect accompaniment to your next oat latte, putting its vegan sponge to use with its limited-release vegan tres leches lamington made in collaboration with Vitasoy.

The special is a spin on the Latin American cake of the same name, with a plant-based twist. It’s made from two layers of vegan sponge cake that have been soaked in coconut milk, dairy-free sweetened condensed milk and Vitasoy soy milk. A dollop of silky vegan cream folded with house-made vegan dulce de leche is sandwiched between them.

To finish, the cake is dipped in vegan white chocolate (another recipe Stewart has painstakingly developed in house) then coated in coconut flakes.

It’s available from April 15 to 21, only in a combo with an oat latte – made with Barista’s Choice by Vitasoy oat milk – for $10.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Barista’s Choice by Vitasoy.