Sugar Free Cake Mix Pros And Cons

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Sugar free cake mix can be found in all health food stores, as well as department stores and grocery stores. Some bakeries that specialize in sugar free cake mix may also have a few brands that they carry. Some of these brands are more expensive than others, though. It’s important to shop around and compare prices to find the one that is right for you.

Sugar free cake mix is made up of only real sugar, which means it has no high fructose corn syrup or other unhealthy ingredients. This type of sugar is called “all natural” sugar. It does not come from plants like sugarcane, rice bran, or corn flour, so it is healthier. Sugar free cake mix also doesn’t use artificial flavors, colors, or flavoring, so you can be sure to get the real stuff in these recipes. There are other benefits to using this type of sugar free cake mix, too.

By Using All Natural Sugar

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There are two major benefits to using sugar free cake mix. The first is that it helps make baked desserts healthier because there is less sugar in them. 

The second benefit to using sugar free cake mix is that it does not add extra sugar, which means it can reduce the amount of cholesterol in your diet. Just be careful to read the labels carefully because some recipes call for more sugar than the mix contains, which can actually increase your blood sugar. Using sugar free cake mix won’t significantly affect your insulin levels, either.

Want To Avoid Calories

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If you want to avoid calories, you have to choose foods that are lower in calories. You can do that by choosing foods that are low in fat and sodium, such as oatmeal. Also, when you bake, look for foods that don’t use lots of butter or oil, such as cakes. Cakes can use vegetable oils and butter, but they taste better if you bake with sugar free cake mix, which is healthier and does less harm to your body.

Be careful about the types of sugar you use. It’s okay to use natural sugar because it’s still good for you. You just have to watch out for other types of sugars, such as maple syrup and molasses. These can cause problems and should definitely be avoided. They also don’t add flavor to the foods they contain.

The Amount Of Baking Soda You Use

It’s also a good idea to limit the amount of baking soda you use. Baking soda often has additives to make it more palatable, but it also includes sugar. When used in excessive amounts, it can contribute to tooth decay and is a cause of kidney stones. Stick to only using half as much. Some people also use cream of tartar as a way to control their sugar cravings.

Another problem lies in using prepared sugar free cake mix. Some recipes use a very thin consistency, which means you’ll have to whip it yourself. Others use a thick consistency, which means you’ll have to buy it from a store. Whichever you choose, do your research beforehand and make sure it contains no flour. Using flour can increase the sugar concentration of your batter, resulting in having to bake again.

Longer Shelf Life

Another problem with sugar free cake mix comes from the preservatives included. Most of these artificial preservatives are added for longer shelf life. But some of them have been linked to cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. It’s definitely not worth the risk. Stick with real sugar.

Finally, be careful what you buy. Sugar-free doesn’t always mean it’s healthier or better for you. Some manufacturers use chemicals and flavorings that’s better suited for animal testing. Make sure to read the ingredients on each package.


In general, sugar free cake mix is just as good as regular, if not better. It just may have a few disadvantages to let you enjoy more dessert without worrying about your health. If you’re able to afford to buy real sugar, do so. Otherwise, consider other options.

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