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18 – 24 servings


0 hours 10 mins


0 hours 22 mins


0 hours 40 mins
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1 Store bought box yellow cake mix, sugar-free (Pillsbury has a good one)
Sprinkles of your choice


8 Oz. Light Cream Cheese, room temperature
1 Cup Swerve Confectioner’s sugar substitute
1 Tsp. Pure Vanilla extract
Food coloring, optional


1) Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners.

2) Prepare the cake mix per the box instructions. I substitute extra virgin olive oil for the oil required in the directions. It is a “good for you” oil and I prefer to make this particular recipe as light, and as good for you, as possible. Pour into each cupcake liner until about 1/2 to 2/3 full. You will get between 18-24 cupcakes.

3) Put in the pre-heated oven and cook per the boxes instructions. Let cool completely.

4) Meanwhile, while the cupcakes are baking, make the 3 ingredient cream cheese frosting. In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract. Beat with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. If using food coloring, separate into different bowls and add a drop of food coloring into each bowl and mix thoroughly.

5) When the cupcakes are cool, frost each with the color frosting of your choice and add sprinkles on top. Enjoy!

NOTES:  I call these “Bake Sale” cupcakes because they are perfect to make for all those bake sales you need to contribute to at schools, church and work.  My Bake Sale Sugar-Free Cupcakes with 3 Ingredient Cream Cheese Frosting takes help from a store bought cake mix.  You add your own touches like the use of olive oil and a simple homemade frosting.  Plus, I keep it light by using the sugar free mix, Swerve sugar substitute and light cream cheese in the frosting.  This becomes an easy dessert to bring to events and one that is light on the calories.

You can make these up quickly and change the colors of frosting and types of sprinkles for any occasion from a celebration, to a birthday, to a sports pep rally.  It is my go-to recipe when I’m asked to bring in bulk.

My no sugar cupcakes use Pillsbury’s sugar free cake mix.  That’s a major time saver.  I do use olive oil to get in some “good fat” and I like the flavor.  Does it get any easier than a 3 ingredient cream cheese frosting?  It really doesn’t unless you buy a can of that prepared frosting and I really don’t like that at all.  I use a light cream cheese (Neufchatel) and Swerve or Lakanto Monk fruit sugar substitute just to get rid of as much sugar as possible in this dessert.  As always, feel free to use full fat and regular sugar.

This is one of those recipes that kids can easily help make.  I have a handful of those recipes that are great to make with kids.  They add a few ingredients, stir and get to decorate.  They love it.  Next time you are asked to bring something to the bake sale, grab the kids and make these bake sale cupcakes.

Here are other easy, fun recipes to loop the kids in on.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods
Everyday Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Homemade Soft Pretzels

(without the beer cheese sauce…lol)