Easter is my looming enemy with the shops full of chocolate and all those other high Syn goodies. These Low Syn Marzipan Easter Egg Cakes have that lovely almond flavour from a traditional Simnel cake, making it perfect to enjoy on the Slimming World Extra Easy Plan.
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 👍
These little cakes are super quick and easy to make, and don’t require any whisking of egg whites or delicate folding. The silicone mould does all the hard work! I like to add a little yellow food colouring to the mixture to brighten them up – you can leave it out if you don’t want to.
If you’re not too keen on almond flavour, these would work with any flavouring you like!
The Sukrin Almond flour is my new favourite baking ingredient (see below) – surprisingly it’s not an over-powering almond flavour but works really well in fatless sponges and you don’t need to use much so it’s very economical.
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Almond Flour is great to use as a substitute for regular flour.
You can replace up to 100% of normal flour with Almond Flour to bake anything. The only exception is baking with yeast (you should replace 10-20% of the regular flour for this due to the lack of gluten)
As with coconut flour, almond flour has a high fibre content, it will soak up more
liquid – up to twice as much as normal types of flour. This means you can reduce the amount of almond flour to 50-60% of the original amount of flour, or increase the amount of liquid in the recipe.
It also has a lower syn value (3.5 syns for 25g) so not only are you using less Almond flour, it will cost you less syns too!
We use Sukrin Almond Flour as it is also reduced fat. You can pick some up on Amazon UK.
I used Sukrin Icing Sugar to decorate, which keeps the syns low. You could use chocolate or sweets but remember to syn them accordingly. Why not keep the kids occupied over the Easter Holidays and get them to help too!
You will need a silicone baking mould like this one to make these Low Syn Marzipan Easter Egg Cakes.
You can grab one from Amazon UK.
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 these Low Syn Marzipan Easter Egg 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.
You can use it to decorate in exactly the same way you would use normal icing sugar.
Synning the sweetener in these Low Syn Marzipan Easter Egg Cakes
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 these Low Syn Marzipan Easter Egg Cakes uses 2 tablespoons of sweetener and is divided into 10 portions. That’s a fifth of a tablespoon per portion, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.
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