These Mini Strawberry Sponges are a wonderful and slimming friendly sweet treat. They are lower in calories and Points than their full fat counterparts.
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 Mini Strawberry Sponges are the business, and really fill a cake shaped whole.
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!
These Mini Strawberry Sponges can easily be adapted to different tastes – try different fruits, or adding some choc shot as the filling.
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.
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 calories!).
The Sukrin flour range are cold pressed and reduced in fat so the calories are lower than other alternative flours.
These Mini Strawberry Sponges are perfect for any afternoon tea, and super quick to make!
What do I need to make these 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.
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 nutritional values.
We only use Sukrin Coconut Flour and we know how much to use to create a recipe successfully.
You can use other brands but please remember to check the nutritional values and make any necessary adjustments to quantities.
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 these Mini Strawberry Sponges.
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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