There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked cake, and with these 20+ great cake mix hacks, you can have that same delicious smell in your kitchen without all the fuss.
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Amazing Dessert that Start with a Box of Cake Mix!
Bakers of the world, unite! This is the ultimate guide to hacks for those who use cake mixes. Whether you’re wanting to make a doctored cake mix or get a little more creative, these tips will help take your cakes to the next level. Plus, they’re perfect for busy moms and parents who want something delicious and easy – let the cake mix do all the work!
These recipes use different flavors of cake mix to create unique and delicious cakes, bars, and even cake pops. So whether you’re looking for a new way to enjoy your favorite cake mix or you’re in the mood for something different, these recipes have you covered.
20+ Cake Mix Hacks
Whether it's for a birthday, graduation, or just because you need some cake in your life, most of us have baked at least one cake mix.
And while there are tons of great recipes out there to try with the mix, sometimes we're stuck on what else to do with them!
That is why today I'm sharing my 20 favorite hacks for baking desserts from "scratch" - plus they all start with your favorite boxed mixes!
You can’t go wrong with a classic jello poke cake recipe, and this strawberry poke cake is one of the most refreshing and light poke cakes, topped off with smooth and creamy Cool Whip!
This Butterfinger Cake is a poke cake that is oozing with delicious caramel flavor and topped with crunchy Butterfinger’s candy. It’s super simple to make and ready in less than 30 minutes!
Anyone who has ever baked a cake from a mix knows that the results are never as good as when you make the batter from scratch. However, what if we told you that there are some ways to make cake mix cookies that taste just as delicious—if not better—than cookies made from scratch? It’s true! Keep reading for our favorite recipes.
Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars only have 4 ingredients and are thick and buttery and melt in your mouth delicious.
This Blueberry Breakfast Cake is packed full of delicious blueberries and finished off with a sweet, crumbly, homemade cinnamon streusel topping. It’s the perfect pair with your cup of coffee.
Our Apple Cider Doughnut Cake is flavorful and moist with an apple cider glaze and cinnamon sugar to top it off.
Our Valentine’s Day Cake has a wonderful surprise inside when you slice into it! A delicious pound cake with a heart peekaboo-ing in the center!
These soft and chewy strawberry cookies are full of delicious white chocolate chips, and ready in under 20 minutes from start to finish (with the help of a box of cake mix!)
These Watermelon Cake Pops are the perfect dessert for your next summer party! They look just like mini watermelons! They are super delicious and easy to make!
Every bite of this Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake is bursting with delicious flavor. The cake is moist and soft. The homemade frosting is the perfect way to top it all of.
These Funfetti Whoopie Pies bring a whole rainbow of colors and sprinkles to the traditional whoopie pie recipe!
Earthquake Cake is a moist and chocolatey homemade cake starts with a cake mix! It explodes with chocolate, coconut, pecans and a cream cheese swirl!
Chocolate trifle is a rich and creamy, chocolate layered dessert that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth and have you coming back for more!
This moist Chocolate Poke Cake is easily made using a box cake mix as the base, then filled with rich chocolatey filling and topped off with homemade chocolate whipped topping.
This delicious chocolate cherry cake is bursting with flavor thanks to a unique ingredient, Cherry Dr. Pepper! Super moist and crazy easy to make!
All you need are 5 simple ingredients and a box of cake mix to make these delicious Funfetti Cookies! These cake mix cookies are ready to eat in under 30 minutes!
These No Bake Cheesecake Bites are a tasty combo of Funfetti cake mix and cream cheese that’s coated in white chocolate and topped with colorful sprinkles.
All you need are 4 ingredients and 10 minutes to make this fun and festive and easy party dip recipe! Light, creamy and delicious - but best of all, topped with sprinkles!
Christmas Red Velvet Poke Cake is a delicious, moist holiday cake that is easily made with a boxed cake mix, pudding, and whipped topping.
With a sweet, fruity filling and a buttery golden crust, this Blackberry Cobbler takes a basic cobbler beyond an everyday dessert.
These Pumpkin Pie Bars are a heavenly cross between pumpkin pie and pecan pie. Fluffy cake mix is combined with pumpkin pie mix and spices, then topped off with crunchy pecans.
Our Pumpkin Spice Muffins are moist and delicious and topped off with the perfect crumb topping and drizzled with homemade icing.
These Cream Cheese Lemon Bars are sweet, cream cheesy, lemony, buttery, and so easy!
WoW! They all look great. Will start trying them all Jenn.
LOVE the cake mix cakes!!! I love to make everything homemade but once in a while, when I want something sweet-yum
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The cake mix Cakes are pretty, delicious, and so easy. They are wonderful for celebrations and entertaining for all occasions.🎂
thank for u ideas
Thank you for all your great recipes. I alway Struggle trying to figure out what to make for dessert these ideas are wonderful thank you so much for sharing
Hi Jenn, all these recipes are pretty neat, but I think I will start with the No bake cheesecake bites, then try that Butterfinger cake, Yummy!!! Thanks for sharing.
I can’t wait to start making all of these. They all look so scrumptious.
Everything looks yummy! Don’t know what to try first.
Enjoyed the BlackBerry cobbler yummy