Low Syn Mini Strawberry Sponges | Slimming World

There’s no denying it: I love cake. I also love baking. Neither of which are conducive to me becoming a svelt tennis player in time for Wimbledon. However, these Low Syn Mini Strawberry Sponges are the business, and really fill a cake shaped whole.

Low Syn Mini Strawberry Sponges | Slimming World

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 👍

The filling is made with Xanthan Gum. I was totally oblivious to this magic stuff until fairly recently but it’s really useful for thickening things, though you only need a small amount!

Low Syn Mini Strawberry Sponges | Slimming World

These Low Syn Mini Strawberry Sponges can easily be adapted to different tastes – try different fruits, or adding some choc shot as the filling (remember to syn if you need to!).

Low Syn Mini Strawberry Sponges | Slimming World

A lot of members from our Facebook group often ask whether it is worth buying Sukrin flours (this recipe uses coconut flour, but Sukrin also make almond flour and peanut flour) and the answer is always a resounding yes.

Low Syn Mini Strawberry Sponges | Slimming World

Not only do you need to use less of these flours than normal flour (they’re much more absorbent and therefore you get more cake mix per gram than ordinary flour, and therefore less syns!).

Low Syn Mini Strawberry Sponges | Slimming World

The Sukrin flour range are cold pressed and reduced in fat so their syn value is lower than other alternative flours.

These Low Syn Mini Strawberry Sponges are perfect for any afternoon tea, and super quick to make!

What do I need to make these Low Syn Mini Strawberry Sponges?

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The Muffin Moulds

You’ll need a silicone mini muffin mould for these cakes.

I’ve found all the silicone bakeware to be incredibly useful for all sorts of different things, so they are well worth investing in. You can pick one up on Amazon.

Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is great to use as a substitute for normal flour. Since Coconut Flour is rich in fibre, it absorbs more liquid than most other flours.

This means, you can reduce the amount of coconut flour (and also the syn value) when you swap with regular wheat flour. We use Sukrin Coconut Flour which you can buy here on Amazon.

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It’s important to note that not all coconut flours are the same. Different brands can vary in density and they can have slightly different absorption abilities. They can even have different syn values.

We only use Sukrin Coconut Flour, as we know it is 3.5 syns per 25g, and we know how much to use to create a recipe successfully.

You can use other brands but please remember to check the syn values and make any necessary adjustments to quantities.

The Sweetener

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 cakes like this Low Syn Mini Strawberry Sponges.

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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.

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



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Low Syn Mini Strawberry Sponges

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Prep Time

Cooking Time

cakes 10 minutes 12 minutes



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48kcal 1

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  1. Preheat an oven to 160 degree. Add eggs and granulated sweetener into a bowl and whisk until frothy. Fold in the flour, baking powder and vanilla extract and divide evenly between 9 in a silicone mini muffin mould. Cook for 12 minutes until golden and cooked through and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  2. Whilst the cakes are cooking, make the filling. Add the quark, jam, granulated sweetener and xanthan gum into a bowl and mix well until it starts to thicken. Leave to chill in the fridge until the cakes have cooled.
  3. When the cakes are cooled, cut each cake in half and spread a little of the filling on the bottom half, top with a slice of strawberry then replace the top half. Add a tiny bit of filling to the top of the cake and place a strawberry slice on top.
  4. Dust with Sukrin icing sugar and serve!

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    1. Hi Louise,

      Sukrin is the brand name – Sukrin 1 is a white sweetener, like white sugar, Sukrin Gold is a brown sweetener like brown sugar. They also make a range of reduced fat flours such as almond, coconut and peanut.

      Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Aquinas,

      This receipe uses Sukrin Coconut flour as you can use much less of it due to it’s high absorbency. You would need to use more plain flour to get the same effect, and they would be higher in syns.

      Hope that helps!

  1. For the filling is it the Sukrin Icing Sugar or the Sukrin gold, as the ingredients state granulated sugar but ghe recipe states icing sugar. Many thanks

    1. Hi Jax
      We have been changing the recipe listing to show a generic granulated sweetener rather than Sukrin products, due to the difficulty people have had getting hold of Sukrin. Hope that makes sense. 🙂

  2. Have just made these and they are lovely. Used white chocolate skinny syrup with the quark and skipped the jam …only problem is my slim husband, who won’t eat quark, loves them and is eating my syns x Thank you pon your recipes are brilliant x

    1. So glad you’re enjoying the recipes, Lynne.:-) (and I have two hungry teenagers who regularly eat my SW cooking, too! I shouldn’t complain, I suppose! 😀 )

    1. Hi Becki
      Yes, the quark filling would need to be refrigerated, but if you’re going to store these it would be better to only sandwich together the ones you need straight away. Store any remaining quark filling mixture in the fridge, and the leftover sponges in an airtight container. This will stop them going soggy. 🙂

    1. Xanthan Gum is a gluten free thickening agent, you can pick it up in the free from section of most supermarkets or you can get it from Amazon 🙂

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