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  1. Oh my gosh! I was so excited to have stumbled up on this post that’s packed with awesome tips to make cake mix better and wonderful recipes. What fabulous ideas! I followed your simple recipe to make cake mix into cookies and it was just like you described – quick, easy and so delicious! I added in some colorful sprinkles just like those in your image. Mmmmm….

    • I have some add in for box brownies I add two tablespoons of malt powder yummy 😋. Also tsp. Of cinnamon sometimes or more.

  2. You had me at cake mix cookies! I love these ideas of taking something ordinary and making it AMAZING! Love!

  3. These are all amazing recipes! I some cake mixes in the pantry that I’m going to doctor up now!

  4. I want to try making cake with soda! That sounds like a lot of fun. I bet with sugared soda though 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Bloggers Spotlight!

  5. Great tips for a better cake! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  6. Hey Kelli! These are excellent tips. Cake mix cookies seem like they are delicious! Definitely going to change up the way I bake now. Thank you so much for joining the party at Dishing It & Digging It this week!

  7. I love these tips. I also like the confetti cookies. They may go in my holiday treat bags this year. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.

  8. Great ideas!! My husband is the cake man – I’ll share these with him! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up – Would love to have you give us a comment at the party!

  9. These are great tips. I’m going to bake cupcakes but will try for the first time to make buttercream frosting.

  10. Although I usually do cook from scratch, I sometimes can’t resist the convenience of cake mixes. I do many of the things you suggest, using the mix as a starting point for my own creation. Great tips. Break out of the box! 😀

  11. I had no idea that boxed cake mix could be so versatile. Thank you for the great tips and recipes. I will be trying some of these this weekend. My kids will be excited.

  12. When I make cupcakes I use a boxed white cake mix, the ingredients called for on the back of the box, except I only use 2 egg whites and add 2 more whole eggs. I also add a small box of instant fat free sugar free vanilla pudding powder mix, 1 teaspoon of clear vanilla flavoring, 1 teaspoon of coconut flavoring and the beans of 1 whole vanilla bean. I bake on 325. Everyone asks for these cupcakes and they can never figure out the flavoring combo. Over the years, I’ve just tweaked and tweaked the recipe till now and it’s perfect. I have used butter for oil and milk for water but to me, they are alittle too dense so I just stick with my tweaked recipe.

    • This sounds super delicious – I love to try adding new things and taking out old things from a boxed mix 🙂

  13. I use olive oil instead of the regular cooking oil or butter. It makes the most moist and delicious cakes I have ever tried!

    • I see all but the top one – I have let the lady that combined my sites know. 🙂 Thanks bunches for telling me!

  14. Great tips for making our cakes better, I will have to try some of these. Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. Great ideas. One more. . . When making pineapple upside down cake, use the pineapple juice in the cake instead of water. So much more flavorful!!!

  16. All good ideas – my daughter swears by putting more oil in brownie mix, too…hey, it isn’t diet food! I made a cake for Easter that was pineapple flavored and added a small can of crushed pineapple to it to amp up the flavor. it was moist and wonderful! Pinning this post – thanks!

  17. Great Ideas! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. Love these great tips…I always add Vanilla to EVERYthing almost but never thought to use any of the others you speak of.
    Over from Miz Helens

  19. ooo fun ideas! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! love it! Really appreciate you stopping by my blog! I’m trying to keep in better touch with my linkers/readers… If you already follow me, please let me know I will find your blog on Bloglovin (I’m transferring my follows there)if you don’t follow in any way, would you consider following via GFC or other method?

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