Low Syn Chocolate and Orange Mini Bundt Cakes | Slimming World

With the recent Woman of the Year nominations and results this week there’s been a lot of talk about tasters for group. We made these Low Syn Chocolate and Orange Mini Bundt Cakes.

We also made some Low Syn Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Syn Free Onion Bhajis for our WotY results night. They are ideal for tasters and they all went down a storm.

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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 👍

There are 2 ways you can count syns for this recipe.

If you’re using the Scan Bran as part of your HEB then you can have 5.5 cakes for a quarter of your HEB + 2 syns for all 5.5

If you’re not using your HEB it works out at 0.6 syns per cake which means you can have 5 of them for 3 syns.

As you will probably know Slimming World have brought out some new recommendations regarding the syn value of granulated sweeteners back in 2016. 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 these Low Syn Chocolate and Orange Mini Bundt Cakes uses approx 4 tablespoons of sweetener (60g) and is divided into 22 mini cakes. That’s 1 a tablespoon for every 5 cakes so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself, unless you intend eating a lot of these.

Using Scan Bran for Low Syn Chocolate and Orange Mini Bundt Cakes

We all know that cakes aren’t very Slimming World friendly. With all that flour, sugar and butter the syns soon add up. So how can we make them more suitable for those of us following Slimming World?

Substituting sugar is easy, we can just use a sweetener. The problem is how do we replace something like flour, which is the main ingredient that gives a cake that ‘cakey’ texture.

One way to do this is to use Scan Bran.

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Scan bran is a very high fibre crisp bread, like Ryvita but nowhere near as nice, that are sold at Slimming World groups or in some health food stores like Holland & Barrett.

In my opinion it’s nothing special on it’s own (in fact I think it’s pretty disgusting). Having said that, it’s pretty good to use as an ingredient for cakes, like these Low Syn Chocolate and Orange Mini Bundt Cakes.

5 Scan Bran crispbread count as your HEB or 6 syns, and 1 portion of these Low Syn Chocolate and Orange Mini Bundt Cakes is equal to 3 mini cakes.

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We also have these Scan Bran cake recipes if you fancy trying some more:

The first thing you need to do when you are baking or cooking with Scan Bran is soak the crispbreads in boiling water until they are soft. This takes about 15 minutes and is not pleasant. And it gets worse. You then have to drain it off, squeeze out any liquid then mash it up with a fork.

The first time I made cakes this way I have to admit I was almost put off, but don’t be. It’s worth it in the end.

What is Sukrin?

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

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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 Low Syn Chocolate and Orange Mini Bundt Cakes one.

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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.

Speaking of Amazon, you can find the Chocolate Extract on there too.

Silicone Mini Bundt Cake Moulds

This recipe will make 22 mini bundt cakes, but the mould only holds 18. This means you will have to cook the last four when you have removed the full tray of cakes.

You can get one of these Silicone Mini Bundt Cake Moulds from Amazon

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Low Syn Chocolate and Orange Mini Bundt Cakes

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Prep Time

Cooking Time

portion 30 minutes 20 minutes


Weight Watchers

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72kcal 1

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)

1 for 3 cakes


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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. Beat the eggs with the Sukrin Gold until it has dissolved, then add the cocoa powder, chocolate extract, zest and drained Scan Bran. Mix it well to combine all the ingredients
  5. Divide the mix between the 18 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. You should have enough mix left for another 4 mini bundt cakes
  6. When they are cooked pop them out of the moulds to cool, then give the remaining mix a good stir, pour it into the moulds and bake
  7. When they are cooled melt the white chocolate in the microwave (it doesn't take long so keep an eye on it) then put it into a disposable piping bag and snip a small hole in the end
  8. Drizzle the chocolate evenly over the cakes and allow to set

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    1. Hi Julie
      Yes you could make one big cake. It would probably take 35 – 40 minutes at 180°C, or until it springs back when you press down lightly

  1. Hi Kate
    Do you really need 60g of sweetner cos it seems an awful lot? And wouldn’t that amount now mean it has a syn value?

    1. Hi Sandy,
      60g of Sukrin Gold is equal to approx 4 tablespoons. The guidelines brought out by SW suggest that anything over 1 tbsp per portion is synned. This recipe makes 22 mini cakes which means there is less than 1 tbsp of sweetener in every 5 cakes.

  2. Is there anything i could use instead of scanbran? Not available in our sw shop and I’ve had diasasters with it too?

  3. Can this be made without the chocolate extract as I can’t find it anywhere? Or is there an alternative. Thanks

    1. Hi Melissa
      You can pick up chocolate (or cocoa) extract from Asda, Waitrose, Lakeland and other large supermarkets. It intensifies the chocolate flavour, but if you can’t get hold of any, it can be left out. 🙂

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