Low Syn Spiced Pumpkin Cake | Slimming World

I love Spiced Pumpkin…pie, latte, doughnuts, and now Low Syn Spiced Pumpkin Cake!

Low Syn Spiced Pumpkin Cake | 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 👍

This cake is so delish. It’s really moist and would work so well served warm as a pudding with some creme fraiche.

I like to cook the pumpkin or butternut squash in the microwave – it’s really simple and quick!

Just cut it into chunks (leaving the skin on) and the pop in the microwave until the flesh is soft, and scoop away from the skin.

I hate peeling squash and pumpkin so this saves the hassle!

Low Syn Spiced Pumpkin Cake | Slimming World

When making this cake, it’s important to be really gentle when you fold the egg whites in so as not to knock the air out.

The Xanthan Gum just helps give the cake a little more stability as it doesn’t have much flour (and therefore much gluten), though this does mean it’s low in syns!

 

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 this Low Syn Spiced Pumpkin Cake uses 6 tablespoons of sweetener and is divided into 12 portions. That’s half a tablespoon per portion. That means if you’re only having a piece of this then there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.

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You can find Xanthan Gum in the gluten free aisle at most supermarkets, but if not you can pick up a tub on Amazon

Low Syn Spiced Pumpkin Cake | Slimming World

You’ll also need a square 9 inch baking tin. If you haven’t got one then you can find one like this on Amazon.

Low Syn Spiced Pumpkin Cake | Slimming World

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Low Syn Spiced Pumpkin Cake

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Cooking Time

pieces 10 minutes 35-40 minutes

Calories

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63kcal Zero

Smart Points (Flex)

1

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Pre heat the oven to 160 degrees and line the bottom of a 9 inch square tin with baking parchment.
  2. In a bowl, mix the egg yolks and 1 whole egg with the granulated sweetener, spices and cooked pumpkin (or butternut squash)
  3. Fold in the flour, xanthan gum and baking powder.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff. Fold these in carefully so as not to knock out too much air, but ensure they are fully incorporated or there will be white patches of egg white in the cooked cake.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown
  6. Once cooked, turn out upside down onto a wire rack and leave to cool before taking off the parchment.
  7. Cut into 12 pieces. Serve warmed as a dessert or cold as a cake - this can be dusted very lightly with Sukrin Icing Sugar immediately before serving to make it look irresistible!

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RECIPE NOTES

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 this Low Syn Spiced Pumpkin Cake uses 6 tablespoons of sweetener and is divided into 12 portions. That’s half a tablespoon per portion, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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25 Comments
  1. I know this is probably a silly question, but am gluten free and SW and craving cake!! Any ideas how I could adapt this to be a chocolate cake? x x

  2. I know this is probably a silly question, but am gluten free and SW and craving cake!! Any ideas how I could adapt this to be a chocolate cake? x x

    1. Hi Gemma,

      You can get it in the free from aisle in most supermarkets or via Amazon. It costs anywhere from £1.50-5 a tub, but you don’t need very much at all.

  3. Made this today ready for kids Halloween party tomorrow topped it with a sweetened quark topping. So easy to make and super quick.

    1. Hi Paul,

      Yes! I’ve just discovered this myself – makes life easier! Make sure to get the pumpkin puree and not the pumpkin pie filling as there’s a big difference in syns 😊

    1. Sukrin make a range of sweeteners. A granulated white sweetener (Sukrin 1), a brown sugar substitute (Sukrin Gold), and an icing sugar replacement (Sukrin Melis Icing sugar). 🙂

  4. Helllooooo!
    I made this yesterday but it turned out quite soggy in the middle… Is this normal or should I have baked it for longer?
    For reference to sw members it was the same consistency as the chocolate scanbran cake that you cook in the microwave…
    Thanks,
    Deb

    1. Hi Deborah
      It shouldn’t be overly soggy in the middle. (You can see the texture of the finished cake in the photograph.)
      A slightly longer cooking time will probably help. 🙂

  5. Looking at the ingredients it’s showing 8.5 syns in total, but it says it’s 1 syn per slice, wouldn’t 12 slices mean it’s 12 syns in total?

    Only wondering because I’m using this recipe but putting into 6 pumpkin shapes moulds, so want to figure out accurate syn values per cake 🙂

    1. Hi Gaby
      The 8.5 Syns is for the full recipe and the cake is cut into 12 portions. This means that each slice works out at 0.708 syns per slice, so we have rounded up to 1 Syn to protect weight losses.
      If you’re making 6 cakes from the mixture, you’ll need to divide 8.5 syns by 6. Hope that clarifies things. 🙂

    1. Hi Melanie
      You need to mash or blend the pumpkin when you mix it with the other ingredients. You can make individual muffins with the mixture, but they may not need quite so long in the oven.

    1. Hi Melanie
      The recipe for the cake has a total of 12 Syns, which is cut into 12 pieces, so 1 Syn each. If you’ve made 12 individual muffins, they’ll be 1 Syn each. 🙂

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