How Many Syns In Betty Crocker Cake Mix? & Low Syn Alternatives

Updated on 
17 January, 2022

Are Betty Crocker Cake Mixes High In Syns?

Whether you are baking for a celebration or you just feel like having some cake, Betty Crocker cake mixes are super easy to make, but can also be high in calories, so checking their syns is important on the slimming world plan.

Betty Crocker cake mixes generally have around 11 syns per slice of cake, but this does change according to the type of cake mix you buy and make as they have different flavours.

Down below is our small guide, we have discussed whether or not you can eat Betty Crocker cake mixes on slimming world, the syn values of their whole cake range, some low syn alternatives as well as our own slimming world cake recipe.

Can You Eat Betty Crocker Cake Mixes On Slimming World?

When dieting, many people would assume cake mixes and sweet treats are a no-go, but as long as you factor in that 11 syns for your slice of cake, you can happily eat your Betty Crocker cake on the slimming world plan without gaining any weight.

Avoid two slices, however, as this would cost you 22 syns which is well over the daily syn allowance.

Betty Crocker Cake Mixes Syn Values

As we mentioned above, Betty Crocker has quite a range of cake mixes to choose from which do differ slightly in syns, we've listed their most popular mixes down below.

  • Betty Crocker Lemon cake mix - 10.5 syns.
  • Betty Crocker Vanilla cake mix - 11 syns.
  • Betty Crocker Brownie cheesecake mix - 14 syns.
  • Betty Crocker party rainbow cake mix - 11 syns.
  • Betty Crocker carrot cake mix - 11.5 syns.
  • Betty Crocker red velvet cake mix - 11 syns.
  • Betty crocker chocolate swirl mix - 11 syns.
  • Betty crocker chocolate mix - 12 syns.
  • Betty crocker devils food cake mix - 11.5 syns.

Low Syn Alternatives To Betty Crocker Cake Mixes

If you find Betty Crocker cake mixes too high in syns for a slice of cake, there are lots of other premade baking kits to try out which are low in syns, we've listed a few below for some baking inspo.

  • Tesco Chocolate Sponge Cake Mix 400G - 11 syns.
  • Tesco Lemon Drizzle Cake Kit 320G - 11 syns.
  • Tesco Victoria Sponge Mix 400G - 9.5 syns.
  • Tesco Vanilla Cupcake Kit 290G - 15 syns.
  • Tesco Unicorn Fairy Cake Kit 265G - 13 syns.
  • Tesco Chocolate Cupcake Kit 315G - 16 syns.
  • Tesco Chocolate Fudge Cake Kit 502G - 17.5 syns.
  • Cadbury Chocolate Cake Mix 400g - 11 syns.
  • Mr Kipling Space Chocolate Cake Mix 400g - 11.5 syns.
  • Mr Kipling Unicorn Cake Mix 400g - 11.5 syns.

Our SW Friendly Lemon Cake Recipe

The best way to have your cake and eat it is to make your own low syn slimming world friendly cake at home!

Our recipe below is for lemon drizzle cakes and will set you back 4 syns a slice!


  • Six eggs.
  • One pinch of salt.
  • A pinch of baking soda.
  • One spoon of lemon juice and the zest of two.
  • Around 130g of sweetener.
  • 145g of self-raising flour.
  • Lemon juice and zest.
  • Two lemons juiced plus two spoons of sweetener (for the syrup)
  • Four spoons of icing sugar.


  1. Start by heating your oven to 180 degrees then line a cake tin and spray, it should be around 20cm. Separate your egg whites from the yolk add some salt and whisk until the volume has doubled.
  2. Now get your yolks, sweetener and lemon juice and combine, and in the zest and whisk again.
  3. Put in half of your flour and the baking soda then folds in, add the rest of your egg whites plus flour.
  4. Move to your cake tin and bake for half an hour until golden and risen.
  5. Once cold, make a few pricks in your cake and put the syrup and icing.

Final Words

To conclude, Betty Crocker cake mixes are around 11 syns each, making them very high in syns, so you should only have one slice at a time if you have enough room in your syn allowance. If you want to save even more syns why not try making your own slimming world lemon drizzle cake with our recipe above or check out some low syn alternatives.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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