Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes

  • 15MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 18KCAL

These festive Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes are a festive treat and perfect if you're calorie counting or following Weight Watchers!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories18
  • Carbs2g
  • Protein1g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.2g
  • Sugars0.2g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

These slimming friendly Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes are the perfect festive treat and are great if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

We’re big lovers of a good Christmas pudding, but sometimes it’s just far too heavy to eat a portion of – not to mention the calories and Points!

Our Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes have all the flavours of a traditional Christmas pudding, but they’re much lighter and are also slimming friendly!

They’re perfect when served as part of a Christmas buffet and can even be enjoyed as an afternoon snack – they’re so low in calories and Points, that you could probably manage a few!

What diets are these Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes suitable for?

This Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes recipe is suitable for vegetarian diets.

It can be made dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free versions;

  • Cocoa powder (most brands are dairy free, but please do double check)

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes?

We’ve used Scan Bran in this recipe and, in our opinion, the only way worth consuming it is when it’s in a chocolate cake!

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.

We’ve used a little silicone bundt cake tin to make these, but you could also use a mini cake tin instead if you prefer. The bundt tin makes them look more attractive in our 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 whichever sweetener you like!) we just prefer it as there is no nasty, artificial aftertaste.

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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You can find the Chocolate Extract on Amazon.

We used silicone bundt cake tin to make the cakes.

Or you could pick up this mini cake tin as an alternative.

You can grab Sukrin Gold over on Amazon UK.

You can also pick up Natvia as an alternative to Sukrin.

How many calories are in these Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes?

There are 18 calories per portion in these Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category.

These Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit 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.

Step 1

Soak the Scan Bran in boiling water.

Step 2

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C and spray your silicone mini bundt tray with some low calorie cooking spray.

Step 3

When the Scan Bran has softened, drain it well and mash it up with a fork.

Step 4

Whisk the eggs with the granulated sweetener until it has dissolved, then add the cocoa powder, mixed spice, chocolate extract, zest, cherries and whisk again.

Step 5

Add the drained Scan Bran and mincemeat. Mix it well to combine all the ingredients.

Step 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.

Step 7

When they are cooked pop them out of the moulds to cool.

What could I serve with these Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes?

These Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes work really well when served as part of a Christmas buffet alongside the following dishes:

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How do you know when these Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes are cooked?

You should bake these Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes for around 15-20 minutes or until they are firm. They should be spongey and spring back when you press down lightly.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you store these Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes for?

You should keep these Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes in an airtight container. They should last for around 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
  • Defrost fully before eating.

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Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes

These festive Mini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes are a festive treat and perfect if you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 18
  • Carbs 2G
WW Points
  • 1 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 5 Scan Bran
  • 3 eggs
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 6 tsp mincemeat
  • 25 g glacé cherries
  • tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp chocolate extract
  • 1 orange zest only
  • low calorie cooking spray

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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 granulated sweetener until it has dissolved, then add the cocoa powder, mixed spice, chocolate extract, zest, cherries and whisk again
  5. Add the drained Scan Bran and 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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Laura ChristieWednesday 20th December 2017

Hi if I made these a few days before needed would they keep ok

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JanetTuesday 7th November 2017

Made these for group tasters recently, they went down really well!

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Lin LawrenceSunday 15th October 2017

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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Amanda ChristieTuesday 10th October 2017

The recipes states to soak the scan bran in water, how much water have you used roughly ?? Thanks

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