25 Desserts That Start With Boxed Cake Mix


Boxed cake mix is a saving ingredient in the pantry. It can be used to make a cake or cupcakes per the package directions. But, it can also be used to create unique and tasty desserts. If you stocked up when they were on sale and are looking for something to make, try one of these 25 desserts that start with boxed cake mix.

Watergate Cake With Pineapple"I have been making a pistachio cake and Watergate...

Watergate Cake With Pineapple

"I have been making a pistachio cake and Watergate salad for years. So I decided to combine the two. This is a super moist yet light cake that gets gobbled up every time I make it. Enjoy!" - Melissa

Ice Box Lemon Drop Cake"My grandmother made a delicious, moist lemon cake...

Ice Box Lemon Drop Cake

"My grandmother made a delicious, moist lemon cake like this from scratch years ago. It was my favorite. Now, with time as a rare ingredient in my kitchen, I use a box cake mix and add a few things of my own to make the same great taste my grandmother created." - Jane

Pumpkin Spice Cake Balls"I tried an easy pumpkin spice cake recipe and...

Pumpkin Spice Cake Balls

"I tried an easy pumpkin spice cake recipe and added cream cheese frosting to create a different kind of cake ball." - Leah

Dump Cake Surprise"I have learned how to make a dump from the...

Dump Cake Surprise

"I have learned how to make a dump from the idea of others. However, I like to "tweak" my bakes by substituting and adding a little more flavor. I bake this Dump Cake Surprise because I add two ingredients I have yet to hear anyone else to add. Teachers in the school system enjoy this treat and always ask for it on special occasions." - Tenishia

Pecan Banana Cake Mix Cake "There’s nothing like biting into a fresh-baked...

Pecan Banana Cake Mix Cake

"There’s nothing like biting into a fresh-baked Pecan Banana Cake Mix Cake! Easy, simple, homemade goodness baked with pecans and topped with a delicious maple cream cheese frosting, and toasted pecans." - Paula

Mom's Gooey Butter Cake"My mom made this for years and has shared...

Mom's Gooey Butter Cake

"My mom made this for years and has shared the recipe with many people, including my aunt. She gave it to her children, who modified the recipe and have opened a Gooey Butter Cake Bakery!" - Shelly

Pina Colada Cake"Have had several similar cakes in the past, but think...

Pina Colada Cake

"Have had several similar cakes in the past, but think I've tweaked this one pretty well! (My family thinks so!) It's light and refreshing, and it is actually better after a couple of days! Time allows the cake to become moister and more flavorful." - Darlene

Pecan Pie Cake"This cake is seriously yummy. Served hot or cold, it's...

Pecan Pie Cake

"This cake is seriously yummy. Served hot or cold, it's a great little dessert. We love the sweet and crunchy pecan pie topping. The pecan pie filling cooks into the butter cake giving the dessert a nice, chewy texture." - The Kitchen Crew

Lemon Breakfast Cake"This is a moist, delicious cake that gets rave reviews...

Lemon Breakfast Cake

"This is a moist, delicious cake that gets rave reviews everywhere I take it!" - Sylvia

Gooey Butter Cookies"These cookies are so easy to make and everybody loves...

Gooey Butter Cookies

"These cookies are so easy to make and everybody loves them. It's fun to experiment with different cake flavors, too. We've made these with coconut cake mix and added coconut flakes as well." - Vonna

Easy Peanut Butter Cake & Peanut Butter Frosting"I made this in a...

Easy Peanut Butter Cake & Peanut Butter Frosting

"I made this in a pinch with ingredients I had sitting in the pantry. The cake is pretty darn tasty even without the frosting. My peanut butter-loving family says this is now their favorite dessert." - Mary Ann

Lemony Lemon Cake"This light and airy cake is delicious. Perfect dessert for...

Lemony Lemon Cake

"This light and airy cake is delicious. Perfect dessert for your Easter meal. The lemony taste is refreshing and delightful. Your friends will be begging for this recipe." - Patricia

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls"These Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls come from my collection...

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

"These Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls come from my collection of “furlough rolls”. My husband is a federal employee and he was furloughed during the fall of 2014. To help make ends meet during that time I made and sold cinnamon rolls when I got off work. I came up with several variations of cinnamon rolls in that time and I dubbed them all furlough rolls. When that time passed and my husband was no longer furloughed I swore I would never knead dough again. Once the blisters healed from closing hundreds of pans and the freezer no longer was stocked with pans of rolls that didn’t sell I missed them. These are seriously worth kneading dough again." - Debbie

Cherry-Berry Cake"The pecan icing on this cake is amazing! And, the cherry-berry...

Cherry-Berry Cake

"The pecan icing on this cake is amazing! And, the cherry-berry cake itself is super easy and moist. There are bursts of cherry in each bite. You can taste the bits of sweet coconut too." - The Kitchen Crew

Dark & Milk Chocolate Brownie Layer Cake"This cake is chewy and chocolaty...

Dark & Milk Chocolate Brownie Layer Cake

"This cake is chewy and chocolaty and the brownie lovers in the family will be pleased as punch." - Nancy

Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies"Oh my gosh, these are good and so...

Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies

"Oh my gosh, these are good and so easy. Use your imagination. I stumbled upon this recipe after realizing just how many cake mixes I had in my pantry. I love the flavor the cream cheese gives it. I'm a chocolate chip fiend, so I used a Duncan Hines French Vanilla cake mix and a small package of chocolate chips." - Sherry

Hummingbird Cake"I just love this cake recipe. I make it for Easter...

Hummingbird Cake

"I just love this cake recipe. I make it for Easter and Mother's Day. My family loves it as well. It is simple, easy and your family and friends will love it also." - Tammy

Gooey Peach Cake"Easy to make and hard to leave alone. This was...

Gooey Peach Cake

"Easy to make and hard to leave alone. This was one of my experiments that worked out and my family gobbles it up!" - Jane

Easy Coconut Poke Cake"Easy Coconut Poke Cake is out-of-this-world good and oh-so-easy...

Easy Coconut Poke Cake

"Easy Coconut Poke Cake is out-of-this-world good and oh-so-easy to make! A soft, fluffy cake is filled with two kinds of milk then topped with whipped cream and coconut. So refreshing and easy!" - Paula

Caramel Apple Pecan Dump Cake"An easy to make, delicious cake that has...

Caramel Apple Pecan Dump Cake

"An easy to make, delicious cake that has only 4 ingredients." - Anita

Chocolate Fudge Oreo Cake"This is such a decadent chocolate cake. Sour cream...

Chocolate Fudge Oreo Cake

"This is such a decadent chocolate cake. Sour cream makes it very moist. The cream cheese Oreo filling is so delicious, make sure not to taste too much of it so there's some for the cake (it's that good)." - The Kitchen Crew

Almond Joy Cake Mix Cookies"I took a basic cake mix cookie recipe...

Almond Joy Cake Mix Cookies

"I took a basic cake mix cookie recipe and made this one. The mix of the coconut cake mix, with Pina Colada drink mix not to mention the Almond Joys. OMG...it is so good and easy!" - Kimi

Apple Spice Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake"I love a lot of "swirl" in...

Apple Spice Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

"I love a lot of "swirl" in my coffee cake, so I tested this one and it's a keeper... This cake is moist, not like a "bread." Hope you try it and like it too." - Mary

Fudge Brownie Cake"One sister said to make a chocolate cake one sister...

Fudge Brownie Cake

"One sister said to make a chocolate cake one sister said fudge brownies. They had me so confused I made both, together :)" - Kathy

Mama Seward's Strawberry Cake Recipe"This is a very moist cake!  If...

Mama Seward's Strawberry Cake Recipe

"This is a very moist cake! If we close our eyes while eating it, the aroma almost makes us feel as though we're eating fresh strawberries. There's no better endorsement than that!" - The Kitchen Crew




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Marilyn Puchaty - Thursday, Mar 26 at 12:41 AM
Does anyone have ideas for using a Red Velvet Cake Mix as the base?