Fruity sponge cake

Fruity sponge cake

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(34 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 8
Reader Sue McGann devised this delicious low-fat cake recipe

Nutrition and extra info

  • Sponge is freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal214
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars30g
  • fibre0g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.34g
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Ingredients

  • butter or oil, for greasing
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  • 50g plain flour
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

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  • 4 egg, separated
    Eggs

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  • 175g caster sugar

For the filling

  • 295g can mandarin segment, drained
  • 200g tub low-fat fromage frais
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Grease then line the base and sides of 2 x 20cm sandwich tins with greaseproof paper. Sieve the flours and baking powder together.

  2. Use electric hand beaters to whisk the egg whites until stiff, then briefly whisk in the sugar. Beat the egg yolks quickly, then whisk into the whites. Fold in the dry ingredients using a large metal spoon, then spoon the mixture into the tins and level the tops. Bake for 18-20 mins until risen, light golden and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool in the tins for 10 mins, then gently remove and leave to cool completely.

  3. Mix the mandarins and fromage frais together. Peel away the greaseproof paper, sandwich the cakes with the mandarin mix, then dust with the icing sugar to serve. Best eaten on the day it’s made.

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Comments (45)

Frantic Flapjack's picture

With 175g sugar, I wouldn't say it was diabetic friendly!

donnab's picture
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OOPS! Forgot to give it the 5 Star rating!

donnab's picture
5

This was brilliant for my newly diagnosed diabetic husband - I filled the cake with sliced strawberries and mandarin segments mixed with the fromage frais. The boys liked it too so will definately be making again. It would be great if Good Food could come up with some more diabetic friendly cake and pudding recipes!

okocha's picture

This isn't a diabetic friendly recipe. The proportion of sugar is far too high. But , to be honest as a diabetic you should keep your diet low fat and low sugar which is practically impossible with puddings. The best way to deal with treats is everything is moderation :)

vgibson's picture
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Yummy! I used freshly whipped cream in the filling so not quite so low fat as the original :-)

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