Mini Strawberry Sponges

  • 10MINS
  • 12MINS
  • 48KCAL

These Mini Strawberry Sponges are a wonderful, slimming friendly sweet treat and they're lower in calories and Points than their full fat counterparts.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories48
  • Carbs1g
  • Protein3g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars1g

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!

There’s no denying it: we love cake!  We also love baking!  Neither of which are conducive to us becoming svelt tennis players in time for Wimbledon…  However, these Mini Strawberry Sponges are slimming friendly and will really help to fill that cake-shaped hole.

We’ve used Xanthan Gum to help thicken the filling in these Mini Strawberry Sponges.  It’s a really useful staple ingredient to have in the cupboard as it’s gluten free and you only need a small amount.

If you’re not a massive fan of strawberries, then you could easily adapt this recipe to suit different tastes.  Why not try adding different fruits or using some choc shot as the filling? Get creative!

What diets are these Mini Strawberry Sponges suitable for?

These Mini Strawberry Sponges are suitable for vegetarian and gluten free diets.

They can be made suitable for dairy free diets by swapping the following ingredients for dairy free versions;

  • Quark

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 Strawberry Sponges recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Mini Strawberry Sponges recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Mini Strawberry Sponges recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Mini Strawberry Sponges recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Mini Strawberry Sponges?

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You’ll need a silicone mini muffin mould for these cakes and you can pick one up over on Amazon.

We’ve used Sukrin Coconut Flour in this recipe which you can buy here on Amazon and we’ve also used Sukrin Gold which is an all-natural granulated sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories.  

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.  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.

We also use Sukrin Icing which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to icing sugar with zero calories. You can grab Sukrin Icing over on Amazon UK.

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Pick up a silicone mini muffin mould to make these cakes over on Amazon.

You can grab Sukrin Gold over on Amazon.

How many calories are in these Mini Strawberry Sponges?

There are 48 calories per portion in these Mini Strawberry Sponges which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These Mini Strawberry Sponges 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.

What could I serve with these Mini Strawberry Sponges?

These Mini Strawberry Sponges are the perfect addition to any buffet table and work especially well alongside any of the following dishes:

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How do you know when these Mini Strawberry Sponges are cooked?

You should cook these Mini Strawberry Sponges for around 12 minutes or until they’re golden and an inserted skewer comes out clean.

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 Strawberry Sponges for?

You should keep these Mini Strawberry Sponges in a container with a lid and chill.  They should last for about 2 days or so in the refrigerator.

Can you freeze these Mini Strawberry Sponges?

No, we wouldn’t recommend freezing this recipe.

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Mini Strawberry Sponges

These Mini Strawberry Sponges are a wonderful, slimming friendly sweet treat and they're lower in calories and Points than their full fat counterparts.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    12 MINS
  • KCals 48
  • Carbs 1G
WW Points
  • 1 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

For the cakes

  • 25 grams Sukrin Coconut Flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder

For the filling

  • 1 tbsp quark
  • 1 tsp reduced sugar strawberry jam
  • 3 strawberries Sliced thinly
  • 1 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum

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Instructions

  1. Preheat an oven to 160 degree. Add eggs and granulated sweetener into a bowl and whisk until frothy. Fold in the flour, baking powder and vanilla extract and divide evenly into a 9 hole silicone mini muffin mould. Cook for 12 minutes until golden and cooked through and then leave to cool on a wire rack.
  2. Whilst the cakes are cooking, make the filling. Add the quark, jam, granulated sweetener and xanthan gum into a bowl and mix well until it starts to thicken. Leave to chill in the fridge until the cakes have cooled.
  3. When the cakes are cooled, cut each cake in half and spread a little of the filling on the bottom half, top with a slice of strawberry then replace the top half. Add a tiny bit of filling to the top of the cake and place a strawberry slice on top.
  4. Dust with Sukrin icing sugar and serve!

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SusanMonday 5th August 2019

Can the flour be brought from any of the supermarkets pls

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    Emma TTuesday 24th September 2019

    Hi Susan,

    Some supermarkets stock this flour, but there are lots of different brands available. We like to use a defatted coconut flour to reduce the calories so just make sure you check the nutritional values of whichever brand you choose to use ????

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lindaSunday 19th May 2019

what is Xanthan Gum going to make these

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    CateSaturday 25th May 2019

    Xanthan Gum is a gluten free thickening agent, you can pick it up in the free from section of most supermarkets or you can get it from Amazon 🙂

    Reply

LindaThursday 28th June 2018

What size eggs does everybody use please. I used large and think it was too much egg. Thank you

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