Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes

These festive Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes are a festive treat, perfect if you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers!
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We’re big lovers of Christmas pudding, but sometimes it’s just too heavy to eat a portion of it, not to mention the calories and Points etc.

These Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes wouldn’t look out of place on a Christmas buffet!

You could even enjoy them watching Strictly with a glass of wine. They’re so low in Points and calories you could probably manage a few!

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You wouldn’t believe these Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes are made with scan bran. Seriously you wouldn’t!

In case your wondering what Scan Bran is, imagine a thicker, more tasteless Ryvita that’s about the thickness of toast. Some people eat it often, some even grill it and use it as toast (really!).

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In my opinion, the only way worth consuming Scan Bran is when it’s in a chocolate cake. We’ve made some smashing Rocky Road Muffins, and Black Forest Cupcakes with it before now.

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You can buy Scan Bran via some places online and some high street shops like Holland & Barrett.

Chocolate extract is amazing! A great way to add chocolate flavour, without any extra calories. You can find the Chocolate Extract on Amazon

We used a little silicone bundt cake tin to make these, but you could also use a mini cake tin too. The bundt tin just makes them look more attractive in my opinion, but it’s entirely up to you.

Due to the batter being a little heavier, it is prone to stick so make sure you use a good spray of Low calorie cooking spray. 

We use a sweetener called Sukrin Gold, which has the same sweetness to weight ratio as sugar.

It’s also pretty close to brown sugar in taste and texture. You don’t need to use it (you can use which ever sweetener you like!) we just prefer it as there is no nasty, artificial after taste.

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You can buy Sukrin from Amazon or via the Sukrin website.

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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Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes

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cakes 15 minutes 20 minutes

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18kcal 1

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Soak the Scan Bran in boiling water
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C and spray your silicone mini bundt tray with some Low calorie cooking spray
  3. When the Scan Bran has softened, drain it well and mash it up with a fork
  4. Whisk the eggs with the Sukrin Gold until it has dissolved, then add the cocoa powder, mixed spice, chocolate extract, zest, cherries and whisk again
  5. Add the drained Scan Bran & mincemeat. Mix it well to combine all the ingredients
  6. Divide the mix between the 32 muffin cases and bake for about 15 - 20 minutes until they are firm. They should be spongey when you press down lightly and spring back.
  7. When they are cooked pop them out of the moulds to cool

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  1. I have just made these today and they are tasty – however I didn’t add the mixed spice as it is not mentioned in the method

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