Back on the diet cake {Recipe}

Thursday, 17 October 2013

I have taken a break from my diet. I had been on it for 5 months, and I just got fed up with logging in everything that I eat and how may points it amounted to. Two weeks later, I put on 1 kg which is ok I suppose - considering I really did indulge in everything I like, but I am so close to reaching my target weight that I am back on it. I have not started to run as much yet, that is for next week. 

So cakes are still going to be yummy but more points-friendly, and still great to eat with your cup of tea -  I am planning another batch of gingerbread biscuits, without the chocolate (2 points and they taste goooooodd!). 

The recipe comes from a French diet magazine. And they totally lured me with a picture of a full fat cake - when will I learn? The cake tastes nice, not as nice as the full fat one, but is perfect with a cup of tea and quite light, so worthy of a post. Plus, it is super quick to whip up, and you probably have all the ingredients!

You will need (for 16 portions, 3 points per cake - I used mini silicone moulds):

4 eggs
200g sugar
165g plain flour
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
6 tbsp boiling water
a few drops of vanilla extract

To make them:

1. Mix the eggs with the sugar, then add the boiling water. 
2. Add the vanilla extract, the bicarbonate of soda and the flour
3. Pour the mixture in the moulds and bake for 40 minutes at 175 C

And here we are, my back on the diet cake - clearly I had to celebrate the fact that I am back on the diet! 


  1. The mould makes this simple and light cake look yummy!

  2. the cake looks absolutely delicious and low fat!

  3. Tea and cake. Mmmmmm. Diet is a four letter word : )

  4. You cannot have tea without cake or a biscuit. It looks delicious.

  5. I follow the Miss Piggy diet: never eat more than you can lift!

  6. Another delicious looking cake! I must get baking :)

  7. Everything deserves a celebration cake - even being back on a diet! Although I am, at this point in my life, a big proponent of all things full fat, I know it isn't always realistic and frankly, I do think that a low fat cake is much better than no cake at all!

  8. The cake looks yummy!