Saturday, 16 March 2013

Low syn Slimming World cake

Found on Netmums where it's been posted as a syn free cake but the flour/cocoa powder has to be synned so I've worked out average syns below.

Syns for the whole cake = Approx 10 syns using cocoa powder and 9 syns using self raising flour but please check the syn values for yourself just to be sure. I accept no responsibility for incorrect syn information!

6 eggs
2 ounces self raising flour or cocoa powder if you want chocolate cake
9 tablespoons granulated sweetener
2 teaspoons orange or vanilla essence (up to you)

To decorate:
1 tub quark
Strawberries (or other fruit of your choice, we used raspberries)
2 teaspoons of vanilla or orange essence
6 Tablespoons Granulated sweetener

Whisk up egg whites until stiff
In a separate bowl whisk egg yolks with either the orange or vanilla essence & sweetener, add a 1/4 of the egg white & beat until pale yellow.

Add the flour gradually & fold into the mix carefully, when done add the rest of the egg whites & fold in.

Pour onto a swiss roll tin & bake in the oven, gas mark 5 for about 10 to 12 mins, until golden & firm to the touch.

Take out of the oven and leave to cool. When cooled, cut in half.

Filling & topping:

Beat the quark with the orange or vanilla essence & sweetener, spread 3/4 on the bottom layer of the cake, slice the strawberries & put them on top of that, put the top of the cake on & use the rest of the filling to top with the rest of the strawberries.


  1. hi was reading your blog and about your cake i have a recipe that is simular to yours but its 0.5 syn for the whole cake i make it 2.5 syns as i add in white chocolate options it taste better.
    4 eggs seperated ,tub quark 1tsp baking powder vanilla essence ,4 tbsp sweetner 1 sachet white chocolate options . strawberries
    Using electic whisk whisk egg yolks vanilla essence baking pwdr half tub quark and choc options . whisk egg whites and sweetner till peaked .MIX half egg white into yolk mix then fold in the rest put into a lined greased swiss roll tin .Bake 10 to 15 mins till springy to touch . Mix quark vanilla essence sweetner when slighty cooled spread mixture add strawberries or other fruit roll and ENJOY .

  2. hope you dont mind me sending you the recipe as i thought you might like it . love reading your blogs by the way x

  3. I don't mind at all Julie, in fact I really appreciate it :) I tried the half syn cake yesterday but I didn't put an options in. I will definitely be doing that next time because even though the cake was ok, it tasted a little too eggy for my liking and I reckon the options idea will make it perfect :)
    Thanks for stopping by and please always feel free to post anything you think might help me on my journey :) xx