Sometimes, nothing can beat a good old fashioned, retro style dessert. For those times, these Slimming World jam sponge pudding cakes can’t be beaten!
Thanks to a little bit of kitchen magic, they’re low in Syns and calories, and just as satisfying as the version that you were served up on Sunday afternoons in your childhood.
You’ll also be pleased to know that they’re ridiculously simple to make…
In fact, you could have them on the table in less than ten minutes!
Here’s everything you need to know…
For the full ingredients list and detailed instructions, see the recipe card at the end of this post. Make sure you check out this important information first though…
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There are 282 calories in one of these cakes.
For reference, an average man needs to consume around 2,500 calories a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, it’s around 2,000 calories a day.
Of course, if you’re aiming to lose weight, you’ll want to consume less than this to reach your goals!
For more information on calories, visit the NHS website.
Assuming that you use oats from your Healthy Extra B allowance, there are just 3 Syns per serving in this recipe.
A typical jam sponge pudding recipe will include generous amounts of butter, sugar, and flour, which inevitably means that the end result will be packed full of calories and Syns.
In this recipe though, we make a few substitutes to ensure that you can enjoy your favourite dessert even if you’re watching your weight.
We’re going to use oats instead of flour, but no one will know unless you tell them!
This recipe is one of the quickest and easiest that you’ll ever make, though you’ll need a mini blender or chopper to turn the oats into the texture of flour.
If you don’t already have one, I recommend this option from Kenwood.
I use it for lots of different bits and bobs in the kitchen, and it always comes in handy!
You’re also going to need a mug.
Though anything that you’ve got in your cupboard is likely to do the job absolutely fine, it’s worth choosing a large mug that’s the same width at the top and the bottom.
Otherwise, your cake might end up looking a little bit wonky – though it’ll still taste great!
If possible, use the tallest mug that you have to avoid any of the mixture spilling over the edges.
These Slimming World jam sponge pudding cakes are perfectly delicious in their own right, so you can serve them on their own.
If you fancy a little extra indulgence though, you could add some custard or even a spray of squirty cream.
Here at Slimming Violet, you’ll never be short of ideas for slimming friendly recipes that are both achievable (even if you’re super busy) and also tasty.
Here are a couple that have been particularly popular recently, that you might want to check out…
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Think that you have to ditch your coffee shop favourite just because you’re slimming?
Not when you’ve got this recipe, you don’t!
These Slimming World cheese and bacon scones will cost you just 2.5 Syns each!
And last but not least, these Slimming World calzone pizzas are the ideal option when you fancy a takeaway, but you’re determined to stick to plan.
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