Reader Sue McGann devised this delicious low-fat cake recipe
Prep:10 mins Cook:20 mins
Nutrition per serving
butter or oil, for greasing
50g plain flour
3 tbsp cornflour
1 tsp baking powder
4 eggs, separated
175g caster sugar
295g can mandarin segments, drained
200g tub low-fat fromage frais
icing sugar, for dusting
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.
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.
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.