Low Syn Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes | Slimming World

I came up with these little Low Syn Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes – saving not only hundreds of Syns but also quite a few precious quid!

Low Syn Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes | 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 👍

With Spring on the way, I tend to get drawn to little countryside cafes following a long walk to wear out the nocturnal toddler.

Cafes always result in a cake, which, let’s face it, isn’t good when endeavouring to still fit in last years svelte summer clothes.

Low Syn Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes | Slimming World

My new favourite baking ingredient is Sukrin Almond Flour. It’s low in Syns, and super absorbent, so you don’t need to use much.

Best of all, there’s no separating and whisking of egg whites making this recipe quick and straightforward, with not too much washing up!

Low Syn Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes | Slimming World

You will need a silicone mini muffin tin 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.

Low Syn Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes | Slimming World

These Low Syn Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes can be sandwiched with whatever type of jam or filling you like.

I prefer the tartness of raspberry, but you could try any fruity flavour of jam or even a little chocolate spread. Just remember to Syn it accordingly.

Low Syn Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes | Slimming World

You won’t believe these are a fat-free sponge. You actually won’t.

The secret Low Syn Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes ingredient? Almond Flour!

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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)

Low Syn Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes | Slimming World

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.

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

Sukrin Gold doesn’t have that strange aftertaste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do! It also shares the same sweetness and weight to sugar.

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That means it’s very easy to substitute in recipes like this Low Syn Mini Victoria Sponge 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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Synning the sweetener

As you will probably know last year Slimming World brought out some new recommendations regarding the syn value of granulated sweeteners. This means that:

Where there is 1 tbsp or more being used per serving they recommend you 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 Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes uses 2 tablespoons of sweetener and is divided into 11 portions.

That’s way less than one tablespoon per portion, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.


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Low Syn Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes

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Rating: 4.91
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Cooking Time

cakes 5 minutes 20 minutes



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  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. In a jug, whisk the eggs and granulated sweetener until fluffy. Add the Sukrin Almond Flour, baking powder and vanilla extract to the mixture and whisk well. Leave to stand for 1 minute to thicken.
  2. Pour the mixture into 22 cups of the silicone mini muffin tray and bake for 20 minutes until golden. Leave in the tray for 5 minutes to cool and then turn out onto a wire rack.
  3. When the cakes are completely cool, put the jam in a microwaveable tub and heat in the microwave for 10 seconds to loosen. Sandwich the cakes together and place a small amount of jam on top.
  4. Pop a fresh raspberry onto the top of each cake and dust with Sukrin Icing sugar to serve.

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- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.


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    1. Hi Sandra
      No, they’re are similar, but not the same. Almond flour is milled into a finer flour-type consistency and ground almonds are very fine but still bitty. Also, Sukrin Almond Flour is reduced fat, which means the almonds are cold-pressed to release the natural oils, before being milled.

    1. Hi Dawn,
      Yes, they could but, it’s important to remember 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. So the quantities may change slightly as will the Syn value. Also, Sukrin is exactly the same sweetness and weight as normal sugar so you can just substitute it 1 for 1 in recipes. Other sweeteners, however vary is sweetness and are a lot lighter so you may have to check the website for whichever sweetener you are using to get the correct conversion ratio

    1. Hi Izabela
      You could use ordinary flour, but as it’s not as absorbent as the almond flour, you’d need to use more, which would increase the Syn value.

  1. Wow – Sukrin Almond flour is really expensive, £10 for just 250g on Amazon, do you know if it can be sourced cheaper?

    1. Hi Julie
      Yes you could, but you would have to adjust the syns accordingly. Peanut flour will be higher in syns than almond

  2. Hi,
    Can I use coconut flour instead of almond flour? I bought some and I need to use it up. Thanks,

    1. Hi Terri
      Absolutely, coconut flour will be okay. You’ll need to check syn values, obviously. You might also need to add a little more water, as the coconut flour is slightly more absorbent.

      1. Hi! I’m trying to use Orgran Egg replacer in place of the eggs and the cakes are not rising. Is there any reason why this may be? Can you use egg replacers with sukrin almond flour and sukrin gold?

  3. Hi
    Please could I ask
    What would the adjustment be for using normal flour .. I can’t justify £15 on the special flours.

    Many thanks x

    1. Hi Josie
      Syn values vary, so it’s always best to check the syn value of the flour you’re using on the Syns database, to protect your losses.

  4. Hi, I want to make a large cake instead of 11 small ones and also use normal flour (SR I’m assuming) and SYN it accordingly. – do I just swap the Almond flour for the same quantity of SR flour?

    Also can I use this recipe and adjust the cooking time? If so do you know by how much or is it a case of keep checking?


    1. Hi Kirstie
      It might be a bit of trial and error, as the absorbency of different flours can vary. As for the cooking times, you’ll need to keep checking, I’m afraid. Sorry I can’t be more helpful in this instance. 🙂

  5. Help can not get Sukrin Almond flour anywhere even online it’s sold out if I use Sukrin Peanut flour instead how many sins does that work out to please .

    1. Hi Janet
      Sukrin Gold is referenced several times throughout the recipe blurb as our granulated sweetener of choice. I have edited the recipe card to make it clearer for you.

    2. Hi

      I have all of the ingredients but forgot the baking powder

      Is this necessary or will it not work without this

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