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47 Recipes from Box Cake Mix

10 March

Looking for a quick and easy dessert recipe?  These recipes from box cake mix are simple to make for a delicious dessert or treat for your family.  You can make cake mix dessert recipes like cookies, breads, and more.


Sure, homemade cakes are best, but you just can't beat the convenience of a boxed cake mix.  When my store has double coupons and a sale, I stock up.  When you can get them that cheap, it's not worth it to make things from scratch.  


I enjoy cake, but you can only make so many cakes before you're sick of them.  If you're wondering what can I made with cake mix, I've compiled several delicious dessert recipes that you can make.





Most of these recipes use a yellow or white cake mix, but some use chocolate or other flavors.  I'm sure you can find one that you love.


If you want to make a traditional cake, learn these boxed cake mix hacks to make it taste like homemade.


Otherwise, keep reading for several recipes using cake mix to make for a quick dessert.


47 Recipes From Box Cake Mix


Cookie Recipes Using Boxed Cake Mix




Lemon Cake Mix Cookies - Make these lemon cookies in just 15 minutes, using a cake mix and a few other easy ingredients.


Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies - Cookie recipes using cake mix are great! Add peanut butter, chocolate chips or just leave plain and you can transform a box of cake mix into another favorite dessert recipes from box cake mix.


Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies - Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies are soft, sweet, and great for any occasion. Made with only 6 pantry ingredients, they are such an easy baking hack for creating a delicious cookie in a flash!


Orange Cake Mix Cookies - These are the best orange cake mix cookies and only a few ingredients. Grab the recipe for these flavorful eggless orange cookies.


Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies - Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies are the easiest way to make this classic recipe. Just a few ingredients, and you'll have a great cake mix dessert recipe in no time!




Orange Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies - This Orange Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookie Recipe is a perfect easy dessert recipe that everyone will love! A fun spin on a classic and a great recipes from box cake mix. 


Cake Mix Cookies - You’re just one boxed mix away from having Cake Mix Cookies for dessert! Dotted with colorful sprinkles, these festive cookies are perfect for any occasion.


Gooey Butter Cake Cookies - Gooey Butter Cake Cookies are sweet, buttery and super moist. This cake mix dessert recipe cookies are perfect for the Christmas cookie season, require only 5 ingredients and ready in under 30 minutes!


Yellow Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Bar Cookie Recipe - Turn an ordinary cake mix into a delicious handheld treat perfect for lunch boxes, bake sales and potluck dinners with this easy Yellow Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Recipe.


White Cake Mix Cookies - These cookies recipes using cake mix are frosted with vanilla frosting and topped with pastel rainbow sprinkles! They’re semi-homemade cookies made with cake mix, making it an easy recipe for kids to make!




Kiss Cookies - Topped with a chocolate kiss, these kiss cookies look super cute on a Valentine’s Day dessert tray. Share them with family and friends.


Thimbleberry Cookies - These Thimbleberry Cookies are quite special and dangerously delicious. Although the recipe calls for thimbleberries, raspberries can also be substituted. Using a cake mix as a base makes these cookies simple to prepare, soft, and yummy.


Cake Mix Snickerdoodles - Snickerdoodle cookies with a cake batter flavor twist. These cookies are crisp on the outside with a chewy center. YUM!


Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookies - Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookies uses 3 simple ingredients to create the perfect holiday sugar cookie recipes from box cake mix,. These make a great base for adding other things to them like sprinkles, icing or candy. Your kids or santa will love these!



Bread Recipes Using Boxed Cake Mix 




Cake Mix Cinnamon Bread - A delicious and moist cinnamon loaf bread recipes using cake mix Perfect for weekend morning breakfast or make ahead to slice and go!


Bundt Banana Bread - This Banana Bread is baked in a Bundt pan to bring a new twist to a classic. It’s easy to bake with a secret shortcut and extra sweet recipes from box cake mix.


Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf - This is a traditional recipe, but it's easy to adapt using a cake mix with the directions in the post.


Waffle and Breakfast Recipes Using Boxed Cake Mix




Chocolate Cake Mix Waffles - Cake mix waffles made with a chocolate cake mix. Just 1 1/4 cup dry chocolate cake mix makes 4 perfect chocolate waffles in this unique recipes from box cake mix.


Cake Mix Waffles - Cake mix & breakfast? Yep, a delicious waffle that starts with a cake mix. It's a favorite of kids and big kids alike.


Yellow Cake Baked Oatmeal - This yellow cake baked oatmeal is sure to be a hit at your next breakfast or brunch. It's so good, you could probably almost pass it off as a dessert... like an oatmeal cobbler.


Birthday Cake Pancakes - Birthday cake pancakes are light, fluffy and loaded with sprinkles. It’s great for birthday celebrations, any celebrations. Instead of baking cakes you can surprise your kids with these birthday pancakes loaded with sprinkles!


Doctored Up Cake Recipes Using Boxed Cake Mix 





Out of the Box Chocolate Chip Cupcakes - Easy, adorable chocolate chip cupcakes are based on boxed cake mix. The extra ingredients added really take the flavor to the next level.


Lemon Coffee Cake -  You are going to love this Lemon Coffee Cake recipe with cake mix! Make this delicious lemony treat today.


Pumpkin Cake Recipe - Starting with a cake mix make whipping up these fabulous pumpkin gooey butter bars a cinch. You can have them in the oven in no time at all.


Bacardi Rum Cake - This Bacardi Rum Cake is the original recipe from the 1970s. It's a delicious way to jazz up a boxed cake mix for recipes from box cake mix.


Doctored up Chocolate Cupcakes - These moist chocolate cupcakes with chocolate whipped frosting are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Perfect for parties or family gatherings.




Pumpkin Cupcakes from Boxed Mix - Pumpkin Cupckaes with Cajeta Frosting are perfect for parties and any occasion. Super easy-to-make, taking a boring cake box into dessert heaven.


Rainbow Poke Cake Recipe - Make a colorful, moist, and utterly delicious cake within minutes with this Rainbow Poke Cake recipe. It is full of flavor and plenty of fun colors, including shades of pink, blue, and yellow! 


Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins - These 3 ingredient chocolate chip pumpkin muffins might be the easiest muffin recipe you’ve ever tried! All you need is a can of pumpkin, a box of cake mix, and a handful of chocolate chips! Let’s get baking.


Pineapple Upside Down Cake - This rum soaked pineapple upside down cake is so easy to make for summer parties and backyard luaus!


Other Dessert Recipes Using Boxed Cake Mix




Red Velvet Cake Truffles - Red Velvet Cake Truffles are fantastic bite-sized treats made from red velvet cake mix crumbs and cream cheese frosting, then coated in chocolate candy melts and adorned with sprinkles. Sweet, moist, and pretty, they are the perfect little dessert candy recipes using cake mix.


Funfetti Cake Mix Dip Recipe - Remember the nostalgia of Dunkaroos? Now you can enjoy them as a dessert dip! This Funfetti Cake Mix Dip is a delicious treat for kids (and grown ups)


Glazed Lemon Blossoms - Glazed Lemon Blossoms are irresistible bites of cake bursting with lemon flavor. Mini yellow cake bites dunked in a sweet lemony glaze. It’s like a mouth full of sunshine. 


Layered Strawberry Cheesecake Bowl - Layered Strawberry Cheesecake Bowl is a dessert layered with cake, pie filling, and a sweetened cheesecake center. This is a super easy dessert that will be a hit at your next get together, pot luck, or summertime activity.


Cake Mix Turtle Bars - Using a cake mix as a jumping off point makes getting these yummy turtle bars together really easy. Layers of rich chocolate hug the caramel and pecan center. They are sure to be a home run with turtle fans.




Cinnamon Donuts - These cinnamon donuts start with a cake mix and turn into a delicious treat. This easy recipe yields tasty baked donuts that are sure to become a new favorite.


Strawberry Dump Cake - This strawberry dump cake couldn’t get any easier! 3 ingredients and you are done with a sweet dessert that’s perfect for weeknights or get togethers alike!


Crockpot Pumpkin Dump Cake - This Crockpot Pumpkin Dump Cake is like a layer of creamy pumpkin mousse topped by a layer of spice cake. It uses yellow cake mix and a few other ingredients and is a snap to make in your Crock-Pot.


Easy Whoopie Pies Recipe - This tasty and fun whoopie pies recipe is perfect for Valentine's Day or any time you want to make something special. It’s super easy to make because it uses cake mix, frosting, and marshmallow fluff.


Cake Mix Cobbler - The most simple fruit cobbler recipe ever – Cake Mix Cobbler! It’s made with only three ingredients – cake mix, frozen fruit and pop!  It's one of the classic recipes using cake mix.





Unicorn Cake Batter Fudge - This simple, decadent, Unicorn Cake Batter Fudge recipe is everything little girls dream of. Enchanting and magical with a rainbow of bright colors from sprinkles and mini pearls, you can't help but smile at this dessert every time you look at it.


Crockpot Apple Dumplings - This apple dessert is good anytime of the year and it's an easy Crockpot recipe with only 3 ingredients. Make it with fresh or canned apples and a box of cake mix.


Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats - If you love rice Krispy Treats and you love to lick the spoon when you make a cake, you HAVE to try these Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats! It’s your favorite childhood treat, but with a twist…and sprinkles!


No Bake Cake Batter Mousse - A super easy and fast No-Bake Cake Batter Mousse recipe that is ready in less than 10 minutes! You can top this “mousse” with any toppings you like and everyone will love it!


Peach Dump Cake - This peach dump cake is a delicious cobbler style dessert. The crust is a simple combination of butter and cake mix!





Baked Cake Mix Cookies - These bright and colorful Baked Cake Mix Rainbow Donuts are sure to add some fun to any breakfast table or party!  They are super cheerful and tasty, and surprisingly simple to make in less than 30 minutes.


Mermaid Dunkaroo Dip - This easy Dunkaroo dip only has 4 ingredients.  Serve it with cookies, pretzels, or fruit for a fun dessert dip that both kids and adults will love.


I hope you like these cake mix dessert recipes!  


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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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