"Cakes from Cake Mixes"

Hosted by Kimi Gaines
Group active since Sun, Oct 31, 2010

There is nothing better to me then to create a beautiful cake from a cake mix. I'm not talking about decorating, but how about a "Snickers Candy Bar Cake or a Celebration Pumpkin Cake. I have many to share and would love your ideas too.

Susan Feliciano
May 13, 2015

Looking for a cake recipe

I don't know the name of it, but thought maybe some of you could help me out.
This cake is similar to a cheesecake, but made with more flour, I think, and is baked in a round pan and served in wedges. It can actually be eaten with the hand - it's rich, compact, and not too sweet. Pale creamy colored on top, lightly brown on the bottom. It may be one of those "makes its own crust" recipes.
I hope this is enough information for someone to suggest a recipe. :-)

Gayle Shepherd
Jun 13, 2014

Louisana Creunch Cake

Does anybody a a recipe for a Louisana Crunch Cake using a cake mix. Thanks Gayle

Toni T
May 29, 2014

Taste of Home Cake Mix Creations Newest Addition

I just received my new Taste of Home book today, and the cakes look wonderful and delicious. I saw a peach torte that looks fantastic. I'll start off with that one.


c g
Jan 26, 2014

free kindle recipe book on cakes

just got my kindle and i downloaded some free books to understand this thing. the one on cakes is really nice and its free! also the nutella was free. i found a recipe that used kaluha. i used coconut rum. oh, my was that good. so grab your kindle and bake away

Susan Feliciano
Jan 26, 2014

Enhancing a cake mix

I discovered recently that you can enhance your cakes made with mixes by just adding one ingredient that is fresh.

For example, I made a carrot cake mix the other day, and I beat in 3 cups of shredded fresh carrots. The cake turned out perfect and moist.

Other additions might be:
Pound cake mix: 1 cup of sour cream in place of some of the liquid
Chocolate cake mix: 3 cups finely shredded zucchini squash
Strawberry cake mix: 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries finely chopped or pureed
Yellow cake mix: 1 large can crushed pineapple with juice instead of the liquid called for
Spice cake mix: 1 cup apple butter in place of the oil
Devils food cake mix: 1 12-oz can cherry coke in place of the liquid

What tricks have you learned working with cake mixes?

Martha Aguirre
Jan 22, 2014

SO HAPPY

I am so happy I found this group! :)

Kimi Gaines
Dec 10, 2013

Hey Everyone...

Haven't visited my own group in forever...Just wanted to let you know that there are so many easy recipes in this group to make with cake mixes. Last year I made trays and trays of cookies, most of them from cake mixes. In a hurry, make you Christmas goodies with a cake mix. Merry Christmas and Happy baking!!

Carol Junkins
Dec 9, 2013

New Group

"Quick Desserts" come join me and post your quick ones for us ~ busy time of year for all so quick is the word ! Thanks :)