Squidgy Chocolate Cake Slimming Eats Recipe Serves 4 Extra Easy – 3.5 syns per serving or 2.5 syns when not using the sugar Green – 3.5 syns per serving or 2.5 syns when not using the sugar Original – 3.5 syns per serving or 2.5 syns when not using the sugar Ingredients 6 large eggs separated 2/3 cup (150ml of a measuring jug) of Splenda * 4 teaspoons of sugar (4 syns) - optional, but I find it really improves the flavour 2 oz of cocoa powder (be sure to use real cocoa powder and not drinking chocolate etc) (9 syns) 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence Frylight or Pam spray * NOTE- I advise using Splenda or another sucralose based sweetener suitable for baking. Avoid any aspartame based sweeteners as they don’t heat well and will leave a bitter taste. Method Preheat oven to 180c or 350f, spray a oven proof cake tin or loaf tin with Frylight or Pam Spray Whisk the egg whites to the soft peak stage and set aside. Place the egg yolks in another mixing bowl. Add the splenda and vanilla essence and whisk until smooth. Add the cocoa powder into the egg yolk mixture and mix until smooth. If it starts to get too stiff, add a little of the egg white mixture. Carefully fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture with a metal spoon, the mixture should be an even milky chocolate colour with little flecks of dark chocolate. Pour the mixture into a standard cake/loaf tin. Bake the cake for approx 25 minutes until springy. Remove it from the oven but leave it in the cake tin to cool. The cake is lovely served with some fresh light cream and fruit or one of the following toppings Topping 1 (Optional) – 8 syns 4 level tablespoons of light cream cheese 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence sweetener (2 level teaspoons) Topping2(Optional) - Syn Free (1 teaspoon of cocoa powder is only 0.5 syns, so divided into portions makes the syns negligible) 4 level tablespoons of Quark 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence sweetener (2 level teaspoons)
This recipe can also be halved to make a smaller serving of cake. Syns will still be the same per serving, but it will serve 2 people instead of 4.