Here’s a variation on our 1 Syn Each Jaffa Cakes. How do you fancy 1 Syn Each ‘Raffa’ Cakes? Just as Slimming World friendly as the oranegy counterparts.
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
As some of you may know everyone here at Pinch of Nom had been talking about Jaffa Cakes for a while. We’d decided to post a recipe, then on the very day we were writing up our recipe the Great British Bakeoff featured them in their first technical challenge of the series.
This was a happy coincidence for us, and it seemed to spark a Jaffa Cake frenzy! Everyone was talking about them.
So, always looking for a bit of variety we thought what other flavours could we try, and the 1 Syn Each ‘Raffa’ Cakes were born.
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 Each ‘Raffa’ Cakes uses 4 tablespoons of sweetener and is divided into 12 portions. That’s way less than half a tablespoon per portion, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.
So what is a ‘Raffa Cake’ I hear you ask? Well it’s a Jaffa Cake but with raspberry not orange of course!
You’ll notice that these 1 Syn Each ‘Raffa’ Cakes only have a drizzle of chocolate on the top (it helps to keep the syn value down) so you may be concerned that the jelly will slip right off. Well, from experience, it doesn’t.
The buns are not a slippery surface so unless you plan on eating them upside down, you will be just fine!
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What is Sukrin?
Sukrin Gold doesn’t have that strange after taste 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 Each ‘Raffa’ Cakes.
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.
That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.
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