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


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

These desserts using cake mix are some of our favorites.

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.

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.

Key Lime Cake

For an easy homemade dessert, tart and tangy Key lime juice adds instant flavor appeal to a store-bought lemon cake mix to create our yummy Key Lime Cake. This cake is a bit different from a classic Key Lime Pie, yet just as rich and enjoyable.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This classic recipe for Pineapple Upside-Down Cake uses the easy shortcut of a cake mix. And why not? With this recipe, we get the scrumptious "from scratch" taste we want without missing a beat in our busy lifestyles!

Peach Melba Cake is an aristocratic delicacy that's fit for a king! You've never enjoyed a dessert quite like this.

Orange Dream Cake

Yum! Orange Dream Cake that tastes like it was made from scratch. You may start this off with a cake mix, but nobody will ever know!

Lemon Meringue Cake

If you're a fan of Lemon Meringue Pie, then you'll love our Lemon Meringue Cake recipe. Yes, we put a yummy, toasted meringue topping on a lemon sheet cake! It's a lemon dessert that's sure to impress everyone when you serve 'em a slice. 

Pineapple Cream Cake

Need a yummy dessert for a covered-dish supper? Then this is your ticket! You can even make it a day or two ahead, and grab it from the fridge on your way out the door!

Strawberry-Lemonade Cake

This cake doesn't just look pretty, it tastes amazing too! Our Strawberry-Lemonade Cake is a great cake for the warmer months, when we crave lighter and brighter flavors. Plus, it starts out with a box of cake mix, so you know it's going to be easy. We're sure you're going to love it! 

The Ultimate Hummingbird Cake

If you've never tried baking a southern-style Hummingbird Cake, are you ever in for a double treat when you make our version of The Ultimate Hummingbird Cake. Our Test Kitchen has created a decadent, creamy filling to sandwich between our special recipe for a moist and golden cake.

Caramel Pear Cake

It's so much easier today to get the tastes of old-fashioned homemade cakes without all the old-fashioned fuss. Start with a spice cake mix, add fresh pears, caramel topping and mmmm... Is that old-fashioned enough?

Fresh Apple Crumb Bake

What're the easy market shortcuts to our melt-in-your-mouth Fresh Apple Crumb Bake? It's all about the convenience of a cake mix and pre-sliced apples, for a bakery-fresh finish!

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!

Cake Mix Cookies

Thanks to cake mix, these homemade cookies are almost effortless. What are you waiting for? Tear open a package and reap the rewards, 'cause everyone will be wanting seconds of these Cake Mix Cookies!

Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut butter is a favorite food of kids of all ages, so bake up a batch of these yummy peanut butter bars today. Start with a cake mix, add chunky peanut butter and a couple other ingredients then get ready for the applause!

Citrus Bars

There's nothing more refreshing for dessert than fresh-baked lemon bar cookies. This easy recipe for Citrus Bars is a winner that Mr. Food viewers keep requesting again and again.

Rainbow Cookies

What's at the end of the rainbow? A plate full of colorful, easy-to-make, cake-like cookies! Our scrumptious Rainbow Cookies fit any entertaining from the holidays to a special occasion.

Chocolate Caramel Brownies

A box of cake mix gets you started on this tempting chocolate dessert. Mix up some Chocolate Caramel Brownies and enjoy the sinful sensation created by the gooey chocolate-covered caramels. Mmm!

Cake Mix Snickerdoodles

When it comes to simple cookie recipes, this one can't be beat. Start with cake mix and in a few easy steps, end up with a freshly baked batch of Snickerdoodles! 

Lemon Coconut Clouds

These heavenly Lemon Coconut Clouds are lighter than air and have just the right amount of tropical flavor to make you feel like you're on a private island soaking in the sunshine and the breeze. Now, go on and share the paradise with your friends and family!

Chocolate & Devil's Food Cake Mix Recipes

Rich box 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!

Chocolate Cola Cake

Got the baking bug? Cure it with this easy recipe for chocolate cake with a secret ingredient! Okay, we'll let the secret out. It's one of the world's most popular soft drink flavors. Try our Chocolate Cola Cake for guaranteed raves!

Rocky Road Bundt Cake

We've got a mathematical equation that really adds up: Chocolate plus walnuts plus marshmallow equals rocky road heaven. Rocky Road Bundt Cake is the tastiest kind of addition!

German Wave Cake

Donauwellen is a classic German dessert that's often called the "German Wave Cake." That's because the layers in this cake look like the waves of the Danube river. Our version starts off with a box of cake mix, to make it really easy, and features all of the classic flavors, including chocolate, vanilla, cherries, and pudding.

Black Forest Cake

Off-the-shelf all-American ingredients like devil's food cake mix and cherry pie filling are your passport to our version of this German classic Black Forest Cake recipe. It's a rich and decadent dessert that'll make you look like a pastry chef!

Chocolate Citrus Cake

There's a splash of citrus flavor in every bite of our colorful and decadent Chocolate Citrus Cake. It starts with a store-bought cake mix that we fancy up with a few simple drops of orange extract and food coloring, to make it bakery fancy.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Cake

We've poured rich chocolate ganache over layers of smooth, creamy peanut butter, and moist chocolate cake to make this easy dessert showstopper. It's what dreams are made of, which is why we call it our Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Cake!

Chocolate Surprise Cake

This easy dump cake recipe calls for one special ingredient that we think really brings out the sweet and chocolatey flavor! Our Chocolate Surprise Cake is great for potlucks, birthday parties, or any time you've got the whole gang gathered together.

Date Night Cake

Treat your sweetie to a slice of this chocolate cake with strawberries and get ready to be smothered in lots of love! Our Date Night Cake is perfect for Valentine's Day or any other special occasion with your loved ones.  

Loaded Chocolate Chip Cake

Our Loaded Chocolate Chip Cake recipe is chock-full of chocolate goodness! By using prepackaged cake mix and instant vanilla pudding, you won't be sacrificing flavor or time when you bake up this sweet treat.

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! No matter the occasion, these cake mix recipes will save the day. 

Banana Split Cupcakes

Who doesn't love a banana split? Banana Split Cupcakes are sure to put a smile on anyone's face. Banana cupcakes are topped with vanilla frosting, chocolate fudge, banana chips and, of course, we can't forget the cherry on top!

After School Cupcakes

You'll make the grade when you whip out these filled cupcakes for an after school snack. At first they look like traditional cupcakes, but once you bite into the creamy center, you'll know these are anything but traditional!

Almond Kissed Cupcakes

Our Almond-Kissed Cupcakes are a breeze to make! They're packed with almond flavor, thanks to an easy vanilla-almond frosting and a sliced almond garnish.

Bake a batch of our berry-licious Strawberry Patch Cupcakes that are topped with a creamy pink frosting, and watch them disappear. Whether for a party or as a charitable pink fundraiser, they're scrumptiously good.

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

If you're looking for a new way to enjoy your milk and cookies, why not try our Cookies and Cream Cupcakes? Chocolate sandwich cookies are mixed right into the batter for a cookies and cream explosion in every bite!

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Enjoy the taste of everybody's favorite caramel apples in this no-fuss form that's a cupcake on a stick. With Caramel Apple Cupcakes there's less mess but still lots of fun!

Fudge-Filled Cupcakes

You're in for a treat when you bite into these cupcakes. Sink your teeth into chocolaty frosting and fluffy yellow cake to find a tasty surprise...creamy, rich, fudge! Our Fudge-Filled Cupcakes are fabulous!

Fudgy Cup Cakes

Looking for a unique gift that shows how much you care? Simply place individual portions of this cake mix and glaze mix into plastic bags and dress them up in special microwave-safe mugs.

Anytime Cupcakes

Here's an easy activity to do with the kids. Have 'em decorate these chocolate-frosted yellow cupcakes with colorful candies. Use whatever candies you have on hand, and these will truly be Anytime Cupcakes.

Million Dollar Cupcakes

You don't need to win the lottery to eat like the rich and famous. Our Million Dollar Cupcakes are a simple, yet decadent, dessert made from only 6 ingredients! You'll live without a care in the world as you enjoy every moist and yummy bite!

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!

Confetti Upside-Down Cake

Bring the circus to town with Confetti Upside-Down Cake! You've never seen a cake this beautiful and brightly colored.

Our whimsical eye-catching Drummer Cake is made from a store-bought cake mix and decorated with fun candy, pretzel and lollipop garnishes. It's so easy to make and looks like we fussed. Perfect for a kid's party or for anytime you want to drum up some tasty excitement.

Candy Bar Cake

You'd never guess that this cake started with a mix. It's dressed up with a layer of caramel topping and topped with peanut butter frosting but it's not finished until chopped candy bars are sprinkled on top!

Chocolate Fantasy

If you like chocolate and peanut butter - and who doesn't? - this rich and decadent chocolate cake will surely fulfill your fantasy for the ultimate chocolate dessert!

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!

Spiderweb Cake

At Halloween, or anytime you're looking for a frightful treat, serve up this cake with a spiderweb design on it and get ready for all the screams! First they'll say, "OOH!!" and then they'll say, "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!"

Holiday Poke Cake

Here's a cake that's holiday-special! Our Holiday Poke Cake has some of your favorite flavors of the season, including red velvet, white chocolate, and peppermint. This cake is super simple to make and looks so festive, but what we love best is how moist and tasty it is!

Jingle Bell Torte

Amaze your guests for the holidays with your pastry baking skills by using our easy shortcut tricks to making a sparkling and decadent Jingle Bell Torte. It starts with a cake mix and will end with memory-making raves!

Easter Bunny Cake

Whimsical and scrumptious, our eye-catching easy Easter Bunny Cake will probably become one of your go-to Easter recipes every year. This Easter dessert will surely take the cake.

Fourth of July Cookies

Stars and stripes may be forever, but these Fourth of July Cookies won't last long at all. That's cause they taste dynamite!

Bouquet of Flowers Cake

You don't have to be a skilled baker to produce something pretty in the kitchen. Here, we started with a box of cake mix and spruced it up with a few simple tricks that anyone can master. Give our Bouquet of Flowers Cake as a heart-warming gift or make it a potluck centerpiece, either way you'll get rave reviews!

Easy King Cake

Have you had this tri-colored Mardi Gras dessert? Our Easy King Cake is a super shortcut way of making a traditional Mardi Gras King Cake. It's definitely a cake worth celebrating!

Whiskey Cake

They say that whiskey cake was a favorite of George Washington's. Once you try our easy version of Whiskey Cake, it'll surely become a favorite of yours, too!

Ghoulishly Good Cupcakes

With a box of cake mix, a few special ingredients, and some festive toppers you can easily create these Ghoulishly Good Cupcakes that are perfect for a Halloween party. 

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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Well, to die for is the flavor but once it goes down your throat and into your stomach it isn't any better than anything else you ate. I have a friend who watches his weight and will tell you that "I tasted it once before and don't need to taste it again." Smart man.

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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