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Coconut Cake For Slimmers!
Member Name: angelboouk
Date: 22/06/13, updated on 22/06/13 (102 review reads)
Advantages: low fat, tastes good, fairlyeasy to prepare, you can adapt it to your tastes
Disadvantages: not as easy to prepare as a regular cake
As a Slimming World member, I am always looking for low fat alternatives to cakes as well, I love cake! My favourite recipe is an adapted version of a coconut cake. It is great for those who are watching their weight and is really easy to make.
~You will need~
*50g self raising flour
*2 tsp baking powder
*low sugar jam
*25g dessicated coconut
*8 tbsp. Sweetener (I use a granulated sweetener either with Stevia or a one without aspartame). If not slimming, substitute for sugar if you wish.
*Fruit of your choice (optional)
*Vanilla essence (optional)
*Two tubs of quark or fromage frais
Step 1 : separate egg whites and whisk until stiff with an electric mixer - takes a few minutes and the eggs with triple in volume
Step 2 : Combine the egg whites, yolks and sweetener together and then sieve in the flour and baking powder. Mix well. Add a few drops of vanilla essence.
Step 3 : Split mixture between two round cake tins and pop in the oven at 180c for around 14 minutes.
Step 4 : Once your cake is cool, mix together the quark (this is a soft, tasteless cheese) or fromage frais (I prefer to use this and opt for 0% total) with sweetener. At this point, I sometimes mix a sachet of White Chocolate Options through too for extra flavour.
Step 5 : Spread some low sugar jam (however much you want - I don't tend to use much) onto one cake and top with the above mixture. Sandwich the two cakes together and then use the rest of the mixture as a topping for the cake. Top with the coconut and pop in the fridge to set. You can add fruit as a topping alongside the coconut and I find sliced strawberries are perfect for the job. You can also use the strawberries as a filling instead of jam.
Okay, so it won't win any awards but it is free from butter and it does take yummy. My fiancÚ actually prefers it to a full fat cake topped with buttercream icing and that is a positive recommendation from him. I find that the cake if prepared properly, does come out quite moist and is filling. My favourite version is the coconut cake with the strawberry jam filling and white chocolate topping.
It rises fairly well in the oven and does taste like a nice, light sponge. Depending on which optional ingredients you choose to use, you are looking at under 15 Slimming World syns for the full cake which is excellent. This mixture provides enough cake for around 6, decent sized portions.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: my coconut cake