Half Syn Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes | Slimming World

It’s nearly Christmas, and what could be better than a mouthful of Chocolate Christmas Pudding?! These Half Syn Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes won’t break your syn allowance either – just half a syn each!
Half Syn Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes

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 👍

We’re big lovers of Christmas pudding, but sometimes it’s just too heavy to eat a portion of it, not to mention the syns.

These Half Syn Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes wouldn’t look out of place on a Christmas buffet. We did the catering for our Slimming World groups Christmas party and these went down a treat!

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You could even enjoy them watching Strictly with a glass of wine. At half a syn each, you could manage a fair few!

Half Syn Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes

You wouldn’t believe these Half Syn Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes are made with scan bran. Seriously you wouldn’t!

In case your wondering what Scan Bran is, it’s a Slimming World legend! Imagine a thicker, more tasteless Ryvita that’s about the thickness of toast. Some people eat it often, some even grill it and use it as toast (really!).

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In my opinion, the only way worth consuming Scan Bran is when it’s in a chocolate cake. We’ve made some smashing 1.5 Syn Rocky Road Muffins, and 1 Syn Black Forest Cupcakes with it before now.

Half Syn Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes

You can buy Scan Bran from any Slimming World group, or via some places online.

Chocolate extract is amazing! A great way to add chocolate flavour, without any extra syns. You can find the Chocolate Extract on Amazon

We used a little silicone bundt cake tin to make these, but you could also use a mini cake tin too. The bundt tin just makes them look more attractive in my opinion, but it’s entirely up to you.

Due to the batter being a little heavier, it is prone to stick so make sure you use a good spray of Frylight. It’s just 1 kcal a spray, and so easy to apply. Oh, it’s also syn free!

How many syns are in Half Syn Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes?

All of the syn values are on the recipe below, and you’ll probably be aware of the changes around synning sweetener. We use a sweetener called Sukrin Gold, which has the same sweetness to weight ratio as sugar.

It’s also pretty close to brown sugar in taste and texture. You don’t need to use it (you can use which ever sweetener you like!) we just prefer it as there is no nasty, artificial after taste.

Half Syn Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes

As this recipe is less than 1 tbsp of sweetener per portion then you don’t need to syn the sweetener (there are 4 tbsp between all 32 cakes). However, if you were to eat more than 8 in one sitting, then I’d recommend you added an extra half syn just to cover yourself.

You can buy Sukrin from Amazon or via the Sukrin website.

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.

Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Coconut or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this Half Syn Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes recipe.

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Half Syn Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cake

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Prep Time

Cooking Time

cakes 15 minutes 20 minutes



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18kcal 1

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  1. Soak the Scan Bran in boiling water
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C and spray your silicone mini bundt tray with some Frylight
  3. When the Scan Bran has softened, drain it well and mash it up with a fork
  4. Whisk the eggs with the Sukrin Gold until it has dissolved, then add the cocoa powder, mixed spice, chocolate extract, zest, cherries and whisk again
  5. Add the drained Scan Bran & mincemeat. Mix it well to combine all the ingredients
  6. Divide the mix between the 32 muffin cases and bake for about 15 - 20 minutes until they are firm. They should be spongey when you press down lightly and spring back.
  7. When they are cooked pop them out of the moulds to cool

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    1. Hi Annoska
      We added a very small amount of Sukrin icing mixed with water to make a drizzle. As this is a sweetener, and it such a small amount drizzled over, the Syn value is negligible.

    1. Hi Lorna
      We haven’t tried this recipe with Weetabix. You’d have to adapt slightly, eg experiment with how much water to add, as the Scan Bran is soaked, then drained and mixed with the other ingredients.
      I would suggest using 2 Weetabix biscuits, as that’s an HEB. (The scan bran you’re replacing is an HEB)

    1. Hi Amanda
      Just fill the jug/dish and soak, then drain thoroughly. As long as they’re immersed in water while they soak, the amount of liquid doesn’t really need to be measured.

  1. I have just made these today and they are tasty – however I didn’t add the mixed spice as it is not mentioned in the method

    1. Hi Laura
      These would keep for up to 48hrs stored in an airtight container. You could freeze them, but don’t add the icing drizzle before freezing, add it once they’e defrosted. 🙂

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