1 Syn a Slice Lemon Drizzle Cake | Slimming World

Since starting on the Slimming World journey one thing we have really missed is cake. This 1 Syn a Slice Lemon Drizzle Cake really is the perfect Slimming World treat!

I know the idea of food optimising is that you never really have to go without anything, as long as you put a number on it, but I’ve never really fancied the idea of using up a whole days syn allowance (or more) on one piece of cake.

1 Syn a Slice Lemon Drizzle Cake

On the never-ending quest to find a low syn cake recipe that doesn’t look and taste like an omelette I came across this popular 1 Syn a Slice Lemon Drizzle Cake, and it’s definitely the best one so far…..Perfect with a cup of tea!

How many Syns are in this 1 Syn a Slice Lemon Drizzle Cake?

The only Syns in this 1 Syn a Slice Lemon Drizzle Cake is for the flour, of which we use 8 Syns worth.

You don’t need to Syn the sweetener thou! As you will probably know Slimming World have brought out some new recommendations regarding the syn value of granulated sweeteners.

Slimming World has confirmed what this change means. Where there is 1 tbsp or more being used per serving they recommend members count 0.5 Syn per tbsp.

If using smaller amounts, like a pinch or teaspoon, there’s no need to worry about Syns at all.

The recipe for this 1 Syn a Slice Lemon Drizzle Cake uses 3 tablespoons of sweetener and is divided into 8 portions.

That’s less than half a tablespoon per portion, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.

What sweetener do you use in this 1 Syn a Slice Lemon Drizzle Cake?

We use Sukrin 1 which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories. You can grab Sukrin 1 over onAmazon UK.

You can grab Sukrin 1 over onAmazon UK.

1 Syn a Slice Lemon Drizzle Cake

Sukrin 1 doesn’t have that strange aftertaste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do! It also shares the exact same sweetness and weight to sugar – which makes it really easy to substitute in recipes like this 1 Syn a Slice Lemon Drizzle Cake

It also shares the exact same sweetness and weight to sugar – which makes it really easy to substitute in recipes like this 1 Syn a Slice Lemon Drizzle Cake

1 Syn a Slice Lemon Drizzle Cake

If you are using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases, you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.

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Low Syn Lemon Drizzle Cake

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portions 10 minutes 30 minutes

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73kcal 2

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1

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Remove the zest from the lemons using a hand grater and separate the egg whites from the yolks
  2. Mix together the flour, 2 1/2 tbsp of Sukrin, the lemon zest, juice of 1 lemon and 5 egg yolks
  3. In another bowl whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks
  4. Gently fold the egg whites into the flour and egg yolk mixture, until they are mixed evenly
  5. Pour the mixture into a loaf tin (I lined the bottom with baking parchment and gave it a quick spray with Frylight just in case)
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 180ºC until golden brown or until the knife comes out clean. Don't be tempted to check it before 25 minutes or the cake will sink!
  7. While the cake is cooking mix the remaining Sukrin with the juice of the other lemon and heat on low in a sauce pan
  8. When the cake is done (to check insert a knife and it should come out clean) remove it from the oven, turn the heat down to 100ºC then pour the lemon syrup over the top of the cake and put it back in for another 10 minutes
  9. Leave to cool, and then cut into 8 equal slices

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

As you will probably know Slimming World have brought out some new recommendations regarding the syn value of granulated sweeteners. Slimming World have confirmed what this change means.

Where there is 1 tbsp or more being used per serving they recommend members count 0.5 Syn per tbsp. If using smaller amounts, like a pinch or teaspoon, there’s no need to worry about Syns at all.

The recipe for this 1 Syn a Slice Lemon Drizzle Cake uses 3 tablespoons of sweetener and is divided into 8 portions. That’s less than half a tablespoon per portion, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.

Syn values given are correct at time of writing but may not always be accurate.

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Ideally, you should check with Slimming world for the most up to date Syn values using official resources such as; the Syns calculator, Syns Online on LifelineOnline or by calling the Syns Hotline on (0906) 851 8518.

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7 Comments
  1. Sounds fantastic! Would it work with another type of artifical sweetener? I’ve got Hermesetas in the cupboard x

    1. Hi Glynnis – you might need to whizz it up in a food processor to make it nice and fine. Otherwise it might be a bit grainy.

  2. I made this cake full of optimism, however it came out rather soggy and very much like eggy bread? What did I do wrong? Im desperate to try the chocolate and orange one. Thank You 🙂

    1. Hi Emma,
      Step 2 should be 2 and a half tbsp of Sukrin, as you need to reserve some for the drizzle. This has been changed in the instructions

  3. How do you ladies store this please? Last time I made it I stored in a tub and it started going mouldy after 2 days 🙁

    1. Hi Hannah
      Generally, it doesn’t last that long in our house! You may want to try keeping it in the fridge, especially if your kitchen is on the warmer side

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