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Cake Mix Recipes: 39 To-Die-For Dessert Recipes with Cake Mix

These desserts using cake mix are some of our favorites.

Updated February 07, 2018

You'd never guess that any of these decadent dessert recipes started with store-bought cake mix! Our 39 To-Die-For Dessert Recipes with Cake Mix are not only a snap to make, but they also have an amazing from-scratch taste that makes them simply irresistible.

Cake mix recipes that make everything from shortcut cookies (that taste homemade) to chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet cakes so impressive that they're holiday-perfect, we've got all kinds of cake mix recipes to help you become a baker extrordinaire! Baking a delicious cake can be budget friendly and delicious.

Cute Cake Mix Cupcakes

Baking can be a piece of cake when you use super-easy shortcuts like boxed cake mix! You can whip up these cute cupcakes in a jiffy from cake mix and they'll still have a delicious fresh-baked goodness. Try these yummy cupcakes and you'll know just what we mean. Drizzle our Banana Split cupcakes with chocolate for that little something extra!

Fabulously Fruity Cake Mix Cakes

Get the scrumptious from-scratch taste without all the extra labor! These fabulous fruity cakes use standard store-bought lemon cake mix, yellow cake mix, and more to create gorgeous desserts like Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Shhh, it's our little secret — no one will ever know it's cake mix recipe they could be using too.

Cake Mix Cookies, Bars & Brownies

Looking to make cake mix cookies that are simple and tasty? Well, we've got cookies and even more recipes with cake mix, like delicious cakey chocolate brownies and scrumptious dessert bars. Turn our boxed cake mix recipes into magnificent treats like these and you may never go back to baking from scratch!

Chocolate & Devil's Food Cake Mix Recipes

Rich chocolate cake mix recipes and sinfully delicious devil's food cake mix recipes are the best desserts to serve to company, especially when it's unexpected! They taste as though you slaved in the kitchen all day, but your family and friends will never know that their favorite chocolate dessert was as easy as it gets. Don't worry...we'll keep it between us; just be sure to throw away the cake mix package!

Candy-Coated Cake Mix Recipes

Whether you've got a birthday to bake for, or simply a fun celebration, these candy-coated cake mix recipes will win raves from kids and adults alike. Starting with cake mix, you save yourself time for the exciting part of the cake baking experience: decorating!  And because they're so fun, these colofrul cake mix recipes will ensure that you're the life of the party. Be sure party goers don't miss out on their chance to enjoy our Chocolate Fantasy!

Holiday Cake Mix Recipes

The holidays can feel a little stressful at times, especially when you're tasked with preparing lots of different dishes. We wanted to help out the "hostess with the mostess", so we're sharing some great cake mix recipes with you! Imagine the perfect cake for Christmas, Halloween, Easter? We've got them right here along with other American holidays.  Perfect for celebrating, these festive cake mix recipes will help save you time in the kitchen!

Tasty Tip: Cake mix package sizes may differ from brand to brand, and many companies have updated their sizes over the years. For the most part, a slight difference in weight won't affect the recipes, but if you happen to have any questions or doubts, let us know in the comments. We're happy to help make sure your cake mix desserts turn out beautifully! 

Still got more in your cupboard? Don't forget to check out our collection of 16 Incredible Recipes with Pudding Mix!

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There is NO recipe that makes any food that is to 'die' for. I don't doubt these recipes are sooo goood but if you had to die when you ate them what good would they be?

I love making different recipes with cake mix! The Devilishly Minty Cookies are sooo good!

Tried the Orange Dream Cake and it really was dreamy! All these cakes look pretty easy to make. Will be bookmarking this page for the next time I need a quick cake idea.

I saw him making this on TV today and it looks and sounds fabulous! I can't wait to try it!

I've made this before and it's really good! )


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