If you thought you’d eaten your last carrot cake after you started on your Slimming World journey think again!
These little cakes are amazing…..and syn free if you use the oats as your HEB! If you decide not to use your HEB then they will be 1 syn each.
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 👍
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 this Syn Free Carrot Cake with Syn Free Cream Cheese Frosting uses 3 tablespoons of sweetener and is divided into 6 portions. That’s half a teaspoon per portion, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.
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Sukrin 1 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 this Syn Free Carrot Cake with Syn Free Cream Cheese Frosting.
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.