Who doesn’t love cake? Now, while we might love cake, sometimes we don’t want to spend all of that time making a cake. That’s why I love these easy cake mix recipes for those busy nights when my family wants a tasty dessert.
These box cake mix hacks can be used for all sorts of occasions, too! Perfect for birthday parties, family gatherings, and bake sales. For an added bonus, you’ll find that many of these recipes are budget friendly and will often use ingredients that you already have on hand.
Easy Cake Mix Recipes
Most of the time when we think of cake mix, we just think of how it can be used right out of the box. I mean, that’s kind of the point. You take your cake mix, add the necessary ingredients, and then you have cake.
But there’s no reason that you shouldn’t try one of these cake mix recipe ideas the next time you’re making a cake.
Have you ever thought about how to make cake mix better? It just may surprise you as to how easy it is!
Seasonal Cake Mix Recipes
Maybe you’d like to try a cup of hot cider with a chocolate chip pumpkin cake mix muffin for a yummy Fall treat.
If you’re planning a Halloween party, why not try this spooky spider cake — it is sure to be a hit!
Or you can serve up these strawberry valentine cupcakes as a sweet reminder to show someone you care.
Want something tasty for your April Fool’s day? Mix up this kitty litter cake. Yes, it is as disgusting looking as you would think, but it is so yummy!
Aside from the cake mix and ingredients, maybe you’ll want to stock up on cupcake pans or cookie sheets. Really you can never have too much! And don’t forget your frosting and sprinkles for decorating your easy cake mix recipes! The following links include affiliate links.
Fruit Cake Mix Recipes
Now, let me clarify here. I don’t mean that baked good that most folks tend to hate around the holidays. I mean delicious and tasty dessert recipes made with fruit and a boxed cake mix.
Think outside of the box a little with this easy cake mix zucchini bread. (“outside the box” See what I did there? LOL!)
If you want to give a little bit of homemade love during the holidays, you could always make cinnamon banana bread to gift to your friends and family.
You aren’t just limited to just cake though! For example, you could try out a tasty blueberry cake mix cobbler (and serve that up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!).
Not a fan of blueberries? That’s okay! Go the more classic route and make peach cake mix cobbler.
You aren’t limited to that, either! You can also try out this lemon cake bread machine recipe and give your oven a little rest.
Cupcake Cake Mix Recipes
Cupcakes are perfect for birthday parties, bake sales, or to have around for snacks.
These Champagne Cupcakes are the perfect addition to your next big time celebration like New Year’s or a Wedding!
If you like Cherry Cordials, you are going to love these Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes!
I mean, who wouldn’t want to try these Hershey chocolate cupcakes right out of the oven? Well, maybe not right out of the oven but you know what I meant.
For that matter, the candy lover in your life just may want these M&M candy bar cupcakes for their next birthday.
Nothing quite beats the combination of chocolate and mint and these are gluten free mint chocolate chip cupcakes will help you with that fix!
Or, you can indulge the OREO cookie fan in you with these chocolate mint OREO cupcakes.
If you want a tasty cupcake recipe for a baby shower or bridal shower, why not bake up a batch of these cosmopolitan cupcakes.
Cookie Cake Mix Recipes
Cookies and cake come together with these recipes!
It’s really the best of both worlds and one of five ways to make cake mix better.
While these Grinch Crinkle Cookies were made for the new movie coming out, they can be enjoyed at anytime of the year!
You can’t go wrong with these Primary Colors Sparkling Cake Mix Cookies right here at 3 Boys and a Dog!
Or you can try out a recipe from this huge list of cake mix cookie recipes.
Sorted By Cake Mix Flavor:
The following lists of delicious recipes from a box of cake mix are sorted by flavor of cake mix. If you have special requests, be sure to let us know!
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Easy Cake Mix Recipes Pin Board
Just in case I didn’t give you enough delicious ideas above, be sure to check out my Pinterest board!