Cous Cous cake..

Discussion in 'Slimming World Recipes' started by Snugglepuss, 20 November 2009.

  1. Snugglepuss

    Snugglepuss Well-Known Member

    Hi i know this has been done lots and i have done a search but can't find the thread im after.......

    Instead of making cous cous cake in the microwave can it be done in the oven?? I think i saw someone post a picture that had done singular ones in muffin cases :confused:

    If so how long would it go in the oven for and on what temp??

    Sorry to be a pain, Thank you x
  2. Honeyoc

    Honeyoc Is a crunchy mama!

    Hiya I think that was me. I baked mine at 180C for 25 minutes.

    Was it this pic?


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  3. Snugglepuss

    Snugglepuss Well-Known Member

    Thats the one thank you :)

    I'm attempting my first ones today!!
  4. MrsDetermined

    MrsDetermined Better drink that water!

    wow they look amazing! how did u do it?
  5. jaylou

    jaylou Well-Known Member

    Eek, don't open up the whole "is it or isn't it synned" debate will you!!
    I can't stand cous cous cake thankfully!!
  6. ohtobeslinky

    ohtobeslinky Well-Known Member

    Oooh you brave people - well-meaning friends made me an apple cous cous cake for my birthday.... nice thought but it was grim! I would have preferred to use a whole week of syns on a lovely choccie one! x
  7. malaika

    malaika Lover of Extra Easy

    I really adore cous cous cake and have made both the lemon and mincemeat (fruit) as loaves. Really yum but as jaylou said it can be contavertial as some people call it free, which I thought, and SW said it's not. What I thought was a whole free cake was 20 syns, if you count the cous cous as it's used for baking. I don't agree with this but it is what SW states.
  8. lemma1968

    lemma1968 Well-Known Member

    I have looked and looked on the forum and cannot find the recipe.

    Anyone know please?
  9. malaika

    malaika Lover of Extra Easy

    I don't know the recipe for the ones pictured here but these are the recipes for ones I have made. I can't remember where I found the original recipes but I think they were here. I just tweaked them to my taste.

    Mincemeat Couscous Cake

    8 syns for the whole cake if you count the cous ous as free or 28 syns if you syn it.

    4oz couscous

    3 eggs
    4 tablespoons sweetener
    2 teaspoons of mixed spice

    1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    4 tablespoons mincemeat
    juice from 1 lemon

    Heat the oven to 180

    Soak the couscous in boiling water (normally use double the height of couscous) add the sweetener, mixed spice, nutmeg, cinnamon and lemon juice with the water, stir and wait for it to soak in. Add the mincemeat
    Whisk the eggs then add them too and mix well.
    Pour into a greased loaf tin and bake for 40 mins

    Lemon couscous cake
    Free on green and Extra Easy (20 syns if you syn the couscous)

    4oz Couscous
    2 eggs
    3 lemons - juice and rind
    5 tablespoons granulated sweetener (splenda or canderel)
    1 tub quark
    1 teaspoon baking powder

    Cover couscous in boiling water - cover and leave to stand for approx 5 mins then fluff with fork.
    Beat together all remaining ingredients and add the mixture to the couscous
    Pour into a cake tin and bake in a preheated oven (approx 180˚) for 45 minutes or until firm
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  10. Caza

    Caza Well-Known Member

    Hey Malaika
    I made your lemon cous cous cake last night - but I think I may have used the wrong round cake tin - 'cos when I let it cool IT SHRUNK to about 1 inch in thickness - what am I doing wrong? Also, do I have to use quark or could I use golden syrup instead? Maybe next time you make one, could you post a picture on here? xx
  11. Alcoholiday

    Alcoholiday Well-Known Member

    My daughter made the mincemeat one on Wednesday for class, I only got one piece as it flew out, everybody loved it.

    I thought SW had confirmed that cous cous was still syn free as it was still being used in its true form, and not being ground down?
  12. StripedDaisy

    StripedDaisy A sucker for a key change

    2 more recipes for my ever-expanding list... Def will try these!!
  13. Caza

    Caza Well-Known Member

    Hi Katykoos
    I'm going to try your this weekend - so it's free if on a green day then? I only follow red and green days on SW xxx
  14. Caza

    Caza Well-Known Member

    Okay dokey my lovely - are you able to get a single muffin tin or do you just just the ones with a few muffin tins on (the metal ones) - do you grease them and if so what with?
  15. malaika

    malaika Lover of Extra Easy

    I bake mine in those disposable foil little loaf tins (small loaf size, I guess, approx 8ins x 4ins and 2 inches deep). The cake comes out about 1 1/2 inches deep.

    You will have to have the quark. The honey would not do, though you could substitute the sweetener with the honey if you prefer that.
    I have just finished eating the mincemeat couscous cake which, out of the two I prefer!
    I'll put pics up next time I make either.
  16. Caza

    Caza Well-Known Member

    Do the muffins rise then if you don't use baking powder?
  17. *Cherry On Top*

    *Cherry On Top* Well-Known Member

    i tried the basic cous cous muffins with vanilla mullerlight, but found them to be a bit yuck- just tasted like sloppy couscous with vanilla mullerlight on (which i dont particularly like) however i might have a go at the lemony ones, they sound nice!
  18. Frontier-Phil

    Frontier-Phil Well-Known Member

    We have been told that cous-cous is to be syned from some while b ack in the summer. Its a shame as the syns are too high to bother with. i loved the bread pudding like one.

    Phil x
  19. stephie0611

    stephie0611 needs to focus!!!!

    i've just made the lemon cous cous cakes just now for the first time, i was a bit weiry about trying it, but it was yummy, just gave one to my mum also who really liked it, said it tasted like lemon drizzle cake lol.

    I didn't use baking powder in mine. xx

    How do you make the savoury ones with the cheese? xx
  20. ilovelife

    ilovelife Wishing and hoping!

    i dont know how you can eat cous cous cake - it makes me gag!

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