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What do you have planned for the special woman in your life this Mother’s Day? Whether it’s afternoon tea, a sweet little present or the gift of ‘me time’ by letting her put her feet up and be taken care of, these St Clement’s cupcakes tick every box.  

With Slimming World, you absolutely can serve up tempting cakes that are completely slimming-friendly. With a lovely light orange and lemon sponge and a luscious lemon curd icing, these cakes are a delight (and they taste even better when they’re made by someone else!). 

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Slimming World St Clement’s cupcakes recipe 

makes 8 
3 ½ Syns per cupcake 
ready in 35 minutes, plus cooling 

What you need: 

3 medium eggs 
40g granulated sugar 
3 unwaxed lemons, grate the zest of 2, pare the zest of the other 1 into thick strips using a veg peeler 
2 oranges, grate the zest of 1, pare the zest of the other 1 into thick strips using a veg peeler 
75g self-raising flour 
1 level tsp caster sugar 

For the icing: 

150g fat-free natural yogurt 
2 level tbsp lemon curd 

What you do: 

1. Preheat your oven to 190°C/fan 170°C/gas 5 and line a cupcake tin with 8 cases. 

2. To make the sponges, use an electric hand whisk to beat the eggs and sugar for 5-8 minutes, until the mixture doubles in volume, is thick, light and foamy, and leaves a trail when you lift the whisk. 

3. Add the grated lemon and orange zest, sift over the flour, then gently fold everything 
together. Divide the mixture between the cases, and bake for 12 minutes or until risen 
and golden. Leave to cool. 

4. While they’re cooling, make the icing. Mix together the yogurt and lemon curd until smooth. Cover and chill.  

5. Cut the zest strips into thin strands and cook in a saucepan of boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and pat dry on kitchen paper, then toss the strands in the sugar. 

6. Once the sponges are completely cool, evenly spread the icing over the tops, then divide over the sugared zest to serve. 

Take the cake  

A selection of Slimming World cakes

When you join Slimming World you’ll open a cake tin packed with slim-safe bakes on the exclusive member app and website, including… 

Carrot cake squares 
Baked vanilla and clementine cheesecake
Orange and raspberry bites 
Chocolate marble cake 

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