The Best Delicious Sugar-Free Spice Cake Mix In 4 Easy Steps

The Best Delicious Sugar-Free Spice Cake Mix In 4 Easy Steps

Last Updated on June 12, 2022 by Zara R.

If you are looking for a new flavor-packed cake for the colder days ahead, then this easy sugar-free spice cake mix recipe is for you!

This recipe combines the ease of using a cake pre-mix with delicious flavors. Our spiced cake is easy to make, takes less than an hour, and is absolutely stuffed with winter-spiced like cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. So, what are you waiting for! Go ahead and give it a try!

What Is A Sugar-Free Spice Cake Mix?

The name is pretty much self-explanatory, especially if you have strict dietary restrictions surrounding sugar. Sugar-free cakes are becoming increasingly popular. And not even just in diets!

Naturally, more and more sugar-free cake mixes started hitting the markets. So, with autumn and winter fast approaching, we decided it would be a good excuse to create a delicious sugar-free spice cake mix recipe.

However, if you aren’t a fan of using box mixes, you can always use any cake recipe and substitute the sugar with a sugar-free alternative. And, don’t forget to add the delicious spice mix we use in this recipe.

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What Do You Need To Make An Easy Sugar-Free Spice Cake Mix?

Ingredients for the cake

  • 1 box (16 ounces) Pillsbury Sugar-free Premium Classic yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground or grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup water, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature

Ingredients for the frosting

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 3 cups sugar-free powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Equipment

  • Cake pans (see notes for potential sizes)
  • Non-stick baking paper
  • Non-stick cooking or baking spray
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric hand or stand mixer
  • Silicone or rubber spatula
  • Cooling rack
  • Offset palette knife

How to make a delicious sugar-free spice cake mix

Step 1: Make the sugar-free spice cake mix batter

To start, preheat your oven to 320ºF (160ºC) without the fan setting. Then, line the bottom of your cake pan with non-stick baking paper and spray the sides with non-stick cooking or baking spray. Alternatively, you can brush the sides with melted butter.

Then, add the sugar-free boxed cake mix into a large mixing bowl. Add in all of the ground spices and make sure that the dry ingredients are well mixed. Then, create a well in the center of the dry ingredients.

Add all of the wet ingredients inside of the well. Using a whisk or fork, mix together the wet and dry ingredients until you get a uniform cake batter. Make sure that it doesn’t contain any lumps.

 

Step 2: Bake the cake

Pour the sugar-free spice cake mix into the lined cake pans and bake them until they are done. For two 8-inch cakes, it will take about 34-38 minutes before they will be ready to be removed. Have a look at our tips and tricks section for baking times for other cake sizes.

Before removing the cake from the oven, make sure that it has been fully baked. Use a cake testing needle or toothpick and press it into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake has been fully baked.

Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool inside of the cake pan for roughly 15 minutes. Then, take the cake out of the pan and cool it on a wire rack for another 30-40 minutes, or until it has completely cooled.

Step 3: Make the frosting

To start, cream the butter until it becomes light and fluffy. This can take roughly 5 minutes. Then, add the sugar-free powdered sugar and mix until you have a smooth uniform frosting. Add 1 tablespoon of milk and mix again.

You can keep adding milk, a little bit at a time until you have the consistency that you’d like.

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Step 4: Assemble and decorate your sugar-free spice cake mix recipe

Once your cake has cooled, you can start slicing and assembling the cake. First, cut each cake into multiple layers and make sure each is level.

Then, to assemble your cake, place the first layer of cake directly onto the cake board or stand. Add a layer of frosting between each cake layer and repeat until you have reached the top.

For the final layer, you can add buttercream in any way that you’d like. You can also coat the sides with as much or as little frosting as you’d like.

Tips And Tricks

  • You can choose a wide variety of cake pans and sizes for this specific recipe. Two 8-inch cakes will bake for 34-38 minutes. Two 9-inch cakes will bake for 29-33 minutes. A bundt cake will take up to 43 minutes, while 24 cupcakes will only take about 20 minutes.
  • Always test the doneness of your spice cake before removing it from the oven. Allow roughly 80% of the time to elapse before opening the oven door to test the cakes’ doneness.
  • You can play around with the spices in this recipe a lot. This will enable you to create a sugar-free spice cake mix that is suited to your pallet. And, because spices make up such a small percentage of dry ingredients, you don’t need to substitute them at all.
  • We like the Pillsbury sugar-free cake mix, but you can use anyone that you’d like. Just make sure that the additional wet ingredients you need to add looks similar to the above-mentioned ones. Different cake mixes may require different ingredients.
  • You can add spices to the frosting if you’d like, but it isn’t necessary. We liked the white color contrast to the otherwise dark cake. You can also use any brand of sugar-free powdered sugar or a sugar-free frosting mix.

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Final Words

We hope that you have enjoyed this incredible sugar-free spice cake mix recipe and that you will share it with your fellow bakers. Now, you have another quick and easy hearty cake recipe for the coming cold days.

The Best Delicious Sugar-Free Spice Cake Mix In 4 Easy Steps

If you are looking for a new flavor-packed cake for the colder days ahead, then this easy sugar-free spice cake mix recipe is for you! This recipe combines the ease of using a cake pre-mix with delicious flavors. Our spiced cake is easy to make, takes less than an hour, and is absolutely stuffed with winter-spiced like cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. So, what are you waiting for! Go ahead and give it a try!
Prep Time35 mins
Baking Time38 mins
Total Time1 hr 13 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Are cupcakes better with oil or butter?, How can I make my cupcakes moister?, sponge cupcakes recipe, What ingredient makes cupcakes moist?, What makes a cupcake light and fluffy?
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Cakedecorist

Equipment

  • Cake pans (see notes for potential sizes)
  • Non-stick baking paper
  • non-stick cooking or baking spray
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric hand or stand mixer
  • Silicone or rubber spatula
  • Cooling Rack
  • Offset palette knife

Ingredients
  

Ingredients for the cake

Ingredients for the frosting

Instructions

  • Make the sugar-free spice cake mix batter
    To start, preheat your oven to 320ºF (160ºC) without the fan setting. Then, line the bottom of your cake pan with non-stick baking paper and spray the sides with non-stick cooking or baking spray. Alternatively, you can brush the sides with melted butter.
    Then, add the sugar-free boxed cake mix into a large mixing bowl. Add in all of the ground spices and make sure that the dry ingredients are well mixed. Then, create a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
    Add all of the wet ingredients inside of the well. Using a whisk or fork, mix together the wet and dry ingredients until you get a uniform cake batter. Make sure that it doesn't contain any lumps.
    1 box (16 ounces) Pillsbury Sugar-free Premium Classic yellow Cake Mix, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon ground or grated nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, 1 cup water, room temperature, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 3 large eggs, room temperature, 2 teaspoons allspice
  • Bake the cake
    Pour the sugar-free spice cake mix into the lined cake pans and bake them until they are done. For two 8-inch cakes, it will take about 34-38 minutes before they will be ready to be removed. Have a look at our tips and tricks section for baking times for other cake sizes.
    Before removing the cake from the oven, make sure that it has been fully baked. Use a cake testing needle or toothpick and press it into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake has been fully baked.
    Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool inside of the cake pan for roughly 15 minutes. Then, take the cake out of the pan and cool it on a wire rack for another 30-40 minutes, or until it has completely cooled.
  • Make the frosting
    To start, cream the butter until it becomes light and fluffy. This can take roughly 5 minutes. Then, add the sugar-free powdered sugar and mix until you have a smooth uniform frosting. Add 1 tablespoon of milk and mix again.
    You can keep adding milk, a little bit at a time until you have the consistency that you'd like.
    1/2 cup salted butter, softened at room temperature, 3 cups sugar-free powdered sugar, 1-2 tablespoons milk, room temperature, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Assemble and decorate your sugar-free spice cake mix recipe
    Once your cake has cooled, you can start slicing and assembling the cake. First, cut each cake into multiple layers and make sure each is level.
  • Then, to assemble your cake, place the first layer of cake directly onto the cake board or stand. Add a layer of frosting between each cake layer and repeat until you have reached the top.
    For the final layer, you can add buttercream in any way that you'd like. You can also coat the sides with as much or as little frosting as you'd like.

Notes

You can choose a wide variety of cake pans and sizes for this specific recipe. Two 8-inch cakes will bake for 34-38 minutes. Two 9-inch cakes will bake for 29-33 minutes. A bundt cake will take up to 43 minutes, while 24 cupcakes will only take about 20 minutes.
Always test the doneness of your spice cake before removing it from the oven. Allow roughly 80% of the time to elapse before opening the oven door to test the cakes' doneness.
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FAQs

Do they make sugar-free cake mixes?

You can easily find sugar-free cake premixes at almost any grocery store today. But, if you are struggling to find one that you'd like, go have a look at the drugstore or a health shop. Even some farmers' markets will sell these. And, you can also always look online at sites like Amazon.

Does sugar-free cake mix taste different?

Manufacturers try everything in their power to make sugar-free products, cake mixes included, to taste the same as their sugar-containing counterparts. So, no. Sugar-free cake mixes, for the most part, don't taste different from regular ones. The sugar substitutes they use are all very similar in flavor to regular sugar.

How much sugar is in a sugar-free cake mix?

Sugar-free cake mixes should contain 0 grams of sugar - that's the whole point of them being sugar-free! However, that doesn't mean that they don't still contain calories that come from the sweetener. You will have to look at your specific sugar-free cake mix to see which sugar substitute they used and how many calories it adds.

Is sugar-free cake mix keto-friendly?

A keto diet focuses on low-carb foods. You should get most of your calories from proteins and fats, and less from carbohydrates. So unfortunately a sugar-free cake isn't all that keto-friendly. The wheat used in the flour as well as the sugar alternative still adds a ton of carbs.

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