Very rarely will you find my house cake mix-less. We are almost never without a box of cake mix in the pantry. When I go shopping, I always, always look for the cake mix to be on sale and stock up when they are at rock bottom prices. Is it because we eat a lot of cake, you wonder? No, actually not. Only at birthday parties will we typically eat the cake with frosting. No, it's because of all the other delicious recipes I can make with a cake mix.
I wanted to highlight all the great recipes one can make with a boxed cake mix so I rounded up 11 of my favorite desserts using a cake mix.
::Easy to make, these blueberry and cherry red velvet bars started with a french vanilla cake mix and ended with a red velvet cake mix. A great flavor combination.
::Oreo Crumb Cake looks amazing and deceptively complicated but it starts with a basic box cake mix and Oreos. Can't go wrong with Oreos.
::A spin off of Gooey Butter Cake, these Gooey Red Velvet Bars are a treat to the eyes and to the taste buds.
::Seeing a "gooey" theme here? I have made the Gooey Strawberry Cookies a few times now and always to rave reviews.
::Actually, seeing this again makes me wants to make it. I enjoy all things apple. Anyway, this Spiced Caramel Apple Crisp recipe was inspired by a spiced cake mix.
::Raspberry Sherbet Cake-please don't let the name fool you. It is easy, it tastes great and yes, it starts with a boxed cake mix.
::Yes, these are Rice Krispies. Except, a BIG except, I used cake mix in the marshmallow batter. Oh, yes I did. During the melting marshmallow stage with the butter, add 3 Tablespoons of strawberry cake mix. Stir and add Krispies as directions say. That is it and they are great. The picture doesn't really show it, but the Krispies are a pink color.
::Strawberry Bread was enjoyed by our family. It is an easy recipe and great for the kids to pack in their lunch.
::Pumpkin Apple Cake is a cake with only a few ingredients. It is easy, it is quick and it is really very healthy. All starts with a cake mix. Yum!
::The classic Gooey Butter Cookies. Made it once a few years ago. Have made it multiple, multiple times since. Quick cookies for those last minute cookie making needs. All starts with a cake mix.
::Gooey Butter Cake is a recipe of my mother-in-laws. A favorite of my husband's, I now make it for him. Need something quicker? Try the Gooey Butter Cookies above. :-)
Do you have a favorite recipe you use with a cake mix? Let me know about it!