As you probably know by now we miss cake! We miss cake a lot! So much so that I regularly scour every recipe book I own, and believe me I accumulated shelves full during my cheffing days! Looking for cake, cookie or dessert recipes that can be converted into slimming friendly recipes.
I was spending a Saturday afternoon just flicking through some old cook books from the ’90s, in fact some dated back to the 80s, and I came across some rather tasty looking individual Black Forest Gateaux.
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Now, obviously these didn’t even come close to being a slimming friendly recipe, so I decided to put on my thinking cap and figure out how I could make it work & these are what I can up with.
Casting my mind back to our Rocky Road Muffins the answer was obvious…..Scan Bran!
Black Forest Scan Bran Cupcakes!
As with the Rocky Road Muffins, this recipe uses 5 Scan Bran crisp breads.
What is Scan Bran?
Scan Bran is akin to plasterboard and available to buy at group or even at Holland & Barrett. It’s kind of like a Ryvita, only not as tasty and I can’t imagine eating them on their own. You can however make fantastic cakes with it!
How many calories are in these Black Forest Scan Bran Cupcakes?
There are 84 calories in each of these Black Forest Scan Bran Cupcakes. Which means they fall into our Everyday Light category.
They are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
How Weight Watchers friendly are these Black Forest Scan Bran Cupcakes?
Each Black Forest Scan Bran Cupcake is around 2 Points, but please double check this yourself.
Do you need any special ingredients or equipment to make these Black Forest Scan Bran Cupcakes?
What is Sukrin?
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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 recipes like these Black Forest Scan Bran Cupcakes.
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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