If it's that time of the year when all the festive foods come out, one great thing about the slimming world plan is that you don't have to deprive yourself of them and can happily indulge within moderation!
A slice of Christmas cake can have varying syns on the SW plan according to its ingredients, on average you can expect one slice to have around 12.5 syns, making this cake high in syns!
We've put together the ultimate Christmas cake syn guide below, discussing why Christmas cake is so high in syns, syn values of different types and a recipe for making your own SW-friendly Christmas cake at home!
At 12.5 syns for a 70g slice, Christmas cake is very high in syns, taking the majority of your 15 syn daily allowance, this cake gets its high syn value from the sugar and fat due to ingredients such as sugar, dried fruits and butter.
For example, a slice of Tesco Christmas fruit cake has nearly 45g of sugar in it! We, therefore, recommend having this cake in moderation when your syns allow.
If you are curious as to why dried fruit is so high in syns, we have a great syn guide to some here.
Christmas cake can varying syns depending on the ingredients used, for example, some have alcohol in while others use royal icing instead of marzipan, so as you can compare syns, we've listed a variety of options below.
Since Christmas cake can be very high in syns, you are probably on the hunt for a low-syn alternative, so why not try making your syn-friendly version at home?
This recipe below makes a fruit cake traybake, swapping out ingredients such as sugar for sweetener to make the cake lighter!
Overall, Christmas cake is very high in syns, averaging at around 12.5 syns for a 70g slice, which is the majority of your 15 syn daily allowance, we suggest only having this cake as an occasional treat due to the high syn value.
This cake gets its high syns from ingredients such as sugar and alcohol, if you are curious about the syns in other kinds of cakes, we have a great syn guide to Victoria sponge cakes here.