Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

Everybody loves cake but they are so high in syns on Slimming World as they are obviously full of sugar. I personally don’t think you will ever find an amazing replacement for the real thing unless you go for mini cakes but you can easily eat a whole packet in one sitting (well I can) and go over your syns. I have found a filling replacement in the form of Scan Bran. I have done a chocolate cake recipe before but this is slightly different and it makes 6 of these full size cupcakes for 1.5 syns each!

They would be 4 syns for all 6 if you use the scan bran as your Healthy Extra B choice but I wouldn’t personally replace a meal with these, far too sickly!


  • 5 slices of GG Crispbread Scan Bran
  • 3 Tbsp of sweetener
  • 2 tsp of Choc Shot
  • 1 cherry flavour Danone Light and Free yoghurt
  • 2 eggs
  • Half a tub of quark
  • 1 sachet of Options hot chocolate (I used Praline)

Method (makes 6)

Soak the scan bran in splashes of boiling water in a bowl, I gently add a bit at a time just making sure every bit of the slices gets a bit of water on it then leave it till it goes soft and mushes easily. When softened, mush it up with a fork, add more water if needed. Add 2 Tbsp of sweetener and mix well then add the yoghurt and Choc Shot then mix again. Whisk 2 eggs then add them to the Scan Bran mixture and give it another mix, making sure the egg is evenly distributed. Separate the mixture into 6 silicone cupcake cases and pop into a preheated oven at 180Β° for 30 minutes. 

While they’re cooking, make up the “icing”. Pop half a tub of quark into a separate bowl, add 1 tbsp of sweetener and the sachet of Options and mix well. Once the cakes have cooked and cooled a bit, add a teaspoon of the chocolate quark to the top of them or you could pipe it on but I have no skills when it comes to that! 


You can buy GG Crispbread Scan Bran from Holland and Barrett stores or from Amazon


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