I started Slimming World back in September and have so far lost 11 pounds! It's been slow going and I've had some ups and downs, but I am enjoying it. I also want to prove that it's possible to make and enjoy cakes and still lose weight. I never make anything I wouldn't want to eat myself.
These cupcakes come from a Slimming World Magazine. I ripped it out so I can't be specific of which issue it was. The recipe also suggested a meringue topping, but I choose to dust a little icing sugar on top to keep the syns down!
I prefer these as mini cupcakes because the sweetener isn't as noticeable. I'm usually not a fan of artificial sweetener - it just tastes funny. I was surprised how much I enjoyed these!
They are a perfect little treat! They were very popular at my meeting tonight! :0]
Easy Light Lemon Cupcakes:4oz/113g (1 stick of light margarine) Flora Light, softened
8 tbsp of artificial sweetener
6oz/170g self-raising flour
4 medium eggs
1 un-waxed lemon, grate finely for zest
few drops of lemon extract
- Pre-heat oven 190*C/375*F/gas mark 5
- Line your cupcake/muffin tin
- Beat the spread, sweetener, flour, eggs, lemon zest and extract (all your ingredients) until smooth.
- Divide into cases and bake for 20-25 minutes
2 Syns - mini cupcakes
5 Syns - cupcakes