Desserts

21 Easy Cake Mix Hacks

Let’s talk about cake mix hacks! My pantry has its own boxed cake mix section because I use cake mix a lot in recipes. Once in awhile, I’ll follow the directions on the back of the box and use the product like its intended. That can get pretty boring though! Instead, I’ve been using cake mix as an ingredient in recipes. It can really jazz up a dessert and turn it into something special. Cake mix is for more than just cake!

The question is what can’t you make with cake mix? Ok don’t answer that! But really, there’s so many ways you can incorporate cake mix into your baking. On my blog, I’ve been sharing a whack of cake mix hacks recently. I bought a bunch of boxes of cake mixes for $1 and had to use them up.

21 Easy Cake Mix Hacks - What can't you make with cake mix? Check out these delicious recipes for cobbler, fudge, cookies and more!

I made cobbler, fudge, bars, cookies, a dump cake and more. If you search Pinterest for cake mix hacks, you’ll find a tonne of recipes! I’ve narrowed it down to 21 easy cake mix hacks with a few of my own and other yummy looking recipes I want to try.

  1. Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes
  2. Cake Mix Cobbler
  3. Cake Mix Fudge
  4. French Vanilla Cream Bars
  5. Caramel Apple Dump Cake
  6. White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
  7. Cake Mix Cookie Bars
  8. Peppermint Patty Stuffed Chocolate Cookies
  9. Cookie Butter Cookies
  10. Three Ingredient Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  11. Cake Mix Cherry Cheesecake 
  12. White Chocolate Strawberry Cookies
  13. Red Velvet Oatmeal Cookies
  14. Love is All Around Cake Roll
  15. Chocolate Almond Cake Mix Bars
  16. Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats
  17. Easy Lemon Cookies
  18. Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bars
  19. Pumpkin Magic Cake
  20. Maple-Glazed Apple Crisp Cookies
  21. Pumpkin Cake Batter Dip

I’ll have to buy more cake mix if I want to try all these recipes! Hopefully, they have another sale soon….

I’d love to hear about your experience using cake mix in recipes. Do you ever make cake mix hacks?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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