Half a syn cake

Discussion in 'Slimming World Recipes' started by AmyB78, 10 February 2014.

  1. AmyB78

    AmyB78 Member

    I made my first half a syn cake earlier, and not feeling too great today and have just managed to eat the whole cake! Comfort eating without a doubt!

    I know its only half a syn so why do i feel guilty?!!!!

  2. scobyboo

    scobyboo Well-Known Member

    Oh do you have a recipe for this please?
  3. Minimunchkins

    Minimunchkins Well-Known Member

    Oh dear. Just because it's only 0.5 syn for the whole cake, it's not going to do your losses any good by eating it all at once.
  4. AmyB78

    AmyB78 Member

    The recipe for this:

    1 tub quark
    4 eggs, separated
    5 tbsp sweetener
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    fruit to decorate

    mix egg whites until stiff, in another bowl mix yolks, vanilla , baking powder, half of the quark and 4 tbsp sweetener. Add half the egg white mixture and whisk. Fold in remainder of egg white. Pour into a lined baking tin and bake at 180 20-25. mins. Mix rest of the quark with remaining sweetener and spread over cake when cooled. Top with fresh fruit.

    Maybe I shouldn't have eaten it all, but I have had no other syns today and it was lovely! Whats done is done, I guess that technically I am still on plan!! tomorrow is another day!!
  5. scobyboo

    scobyboo Well-Known Member

    Thank you Amy :). I will try this. If I manage to find some quark!!
  6. AmyB78

    AmyB78 Member

    I got my quark in morrisons today x
  7. scobyboo

    scobyboo Well-Known Member

    That's where I looked, and they didn't have any. I will try again this week
  8. AmyB78

    AmyB78 Member

    You could probably use fromage frais for this i guess!! X
  9. Lily

    Lily Well-Known Member

    Think I'd have found it tough not to eat the whole thing too, to be honest. But it's not like you just ate 500 calories of sugar (2 chocolate bars) - you had lots of protein in those eggs and quark so that would've been pretty filling. :)

    I wouldn't feel too guilty. If you'd made a quiche with those ingredients (bar the sweetener) instead of a cake you wouldn't feel bad about it - you'd have seen it as a meal (and if you put fruit with it, there's your superfree!). Doesn't seem so bad now, does it? :)
  10. AmyB78

    AmyB78 Member

    Thanks Lily; when you look at it like that, it doesn't seem so bad after all! Just felt wrong that i had managed to get througha whole cake!!! X
  11. Caroline89

    Caroline89 Well-Known Member

    I'm Defo trying this recipe!!! Just joined today and then met a friend for a coffee... And some cake ? how do you syn the cake, it was an Oreo cheesecake, think slice?!

    I'm going to be better tomorrow ?
  12. jen3

    jen3 Well-Known Member

    500 calories is 500 calories no matter how its made up. As a one off you'll probably be fine but eating it everyday as well as meals would probably scupper your weight loss

    I do like the 1/2 syn cake though (though my kitchen always looks like a bomb site after I've made it!!)
  13. Lily

    Lily Well-Known Member

    I was trying to address the fact that Amy felt guilty. Don't know about you, but when I feel guilty about eating something I sometimes think "What the hell!" and eat everything in sight. Guilt and dieting don't go well together. So the point about 500 calories was that it was better to eat 500 calories of eggy protein than it would be to eat 500 calories of fat and sugar. And increasingly, scientists are beginning to realise that calories aren't all the same. Protein fills you up. Sugar doesn't. If you eat protein you're less likely to eat more once you've finished. Sugar consumption tends to lead to more sugar consumption. :sigh:

    Guestimate how many calories were in the slice and divide by 20 - that should give you a reasonable idea. You might even be able to find a fairly accurate calorie count if you look online. :)
  14. babyweight2014

    babyweight2014 Well-Known Member

    I like the sound of this cake... Mostly the half syn part ;) what does it taste like, is it similar to cheese cake or anything else?
  15. Fitzylou

    Fitzylou Well-Known Member

    Does it taste like cake. Haha very intrigued by this recipe I do miss having a fat slice of cake! Xxx
  16. upndown

    upndown Well-Known Member

    Tesco, Asda, Morrisons usually have quark - but it's sometimes hard to find in the stor - just ask - this cake is worth hunting for!!
  17. jen3

    jen3 Well-Known Member

    Yes I've often done something bad and thought what the hell and gone on to ramming more bad stuff in unfortunately and I get your point about it filling you up

    I havent made one for a while but really enjoy them and "try" to make it last 3 days
  18. scobyboo

    scobyboo Well-Known Member

    Many thanks, I'll keep my eyes peeled for it
  19. LangfordGal

    LangfordGal Member

    I am definitely going to try this! Was trying to find a low Syn way of eating cake!
  20. Caroline89

    Caroline89 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have any low syn choc bars or sweets ideas? Heading cinema tomorrow so want to have some treats

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