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Cake Mix Recipes - Recipes Made with Cake Mixes

If you do not want to bother keeping standard dessert recipe ingredients on hand, get a head start by beginning with a cake mix. These recipes are all based on boxed cake mixes.

Black & White Chocolate Cake Recipe
Start with a plain vanilla cake mix and end up with a luscious layered cake of vanilla and chocolate with white and dark chocolate chips. The instructions are for 9 x 13-inch sheet cake, but may be adapted for use as a bundt cake or traditional layer cake. Easy to make and impressive on the table.

Black Bottom Banana Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Bananas and chocolate are a divine combination in these moist cookie bars.

Black Forest Buttermilk Cake Recipe
You must love the flavor of chocolate to enjoy this rich cake. The cocoa flavor is strong, the cherries give a sweet and sour bite, but the cake is not overly sweet. The top layer is similar to a luscious cheesecake. Using canned cherries and a chocolate cake mix makes this recipe easy to make.

Black Russian Cake Recipe
This wickedly-good cake is flavored with chocolate and coffee liqueur. It begins with a cake mix to make it fast and easy.

Blueberry Cheesecake Bites Recipe
These little cheesecake bites are moist, rich, and loaded with blueberries. For convenience and speed, it begins with a cake mix and uses canned blueberry pie filling. The recipe makes a lot which is a good thing, since no one can eat just one.

Bread Pudding Coffee Cake Recipe
Here we have an interesting bread pudding and coffee cake combination flavored with plump raisins and cinnamon. It is sure to please all at breakfast or dessert. Take shortcuts with pre-made sweet dinner rolls and boxed muffin mix. The coffee cake is delightfully moist without being overly sweet. Feel free to make it a day or two in advance. It tastes even better after sitting awhile.

Caramel Mousse Mini-cups Recipe
Tasty dark chocolate brownie bites have hidden caramel and are topped with a rich, but light chocolate mousse frosting.

Chambord Brownie Bites Recipe
These little heavenly brownie gems have a layer of Chambord jelly amidst an abundance of chocolate and marshmallows.

Chambord Raspberry Brownies Recipe
A cake mix makes these rich and chocolatey raspberry brownies fast and easy to make. Alcohol substitutes are provided if you cannot use Chambord liqueur.

Choco Berry Nut Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
There is nothing wrong with taking short-cuts when baking. These chewy, moist, and delicious cookies start with a cake mix and are loaded with dried berries, pecans, and chocolate chips. They are incredibly easy to make. Feel free to adapt with your own additions to the basic recipe.

Chocolate Caramel Candy Bars Recipe
If you love brownies and Milky Way candy bars, you'll love these rich bars that start with a chocolate cake mix. Let the kids help unwrap the caramel candies, but keep an eye on how many go into their mouths!

Chocolate Cream Swirl Cake Recipe
Deliciously rich and moist devil's food cake is swirled with a vanilla cream cheesecake filling and chocolate chips galore. Serve with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream on top for a truly decadent dessert. The recipe uses a cake mix, so it goes together quite fast.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crackle-top Minis Recipe
The peanut butter topping crackles to reveal dark chocolate base. Great for kids and bake sales.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisp Bars Recipe
This recipe uses a packaged brownie mix, peanut butter chips, and sweetened condensed milk. The secret crispy ingredient is potato chips in the frosting. The end result is as rich as a candy bar with a fudgy brownie layer, peanut butter caramel, and crispy chocolate frosting.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars Recipe
If you love fluffernutters, you'll love these. Using a cake mix and jarred marshmallow fluff makes these quick and easy to put together. These are as rich as a candy bar, so cut into small bars.

Coffee and Cream Brownies Recipe
Coffee and cream cheese give rich flavor to brownies. The recipe uses a boxed brownie mix to save time, but you would never know it from the end result.

Copycat Twinkies Recipe
With a little patience and creativity, you can make a reasonable facsimile of those beloved Twinkies® at home. They won't be quite the same, but close. You might even like these little filled cakes better than the popular commercial brand. This would make a great supervised project for the kids.

Dump Cake Recipe
This recipe is designed for kids to bake. It's incredibly easy with no mixing involved. Canned fruits are dumped into a baking pan, topped with cake mix, butter, and nuts, then baked. The result is something in between a cake and a cobbler, and amazingly delicious. Adults will also love this recipe.

Easy Black Forest Cake Recipe
Black Forest Cake Recipe. This easy Black Forest cake begins with a brownie mix and gets added chocolate chips, so be prepared for fudgy decadence. The sweet, yet tart flavor of the cherries blends perfectly with the richness of the chocolate.

Fresh Strawberry Cake Recipe
Impress your guests with this beautiful bundt cake made with fresh strawberries. Easy to make, beautiful to the eye, and a delight to the palate.

Fuzzy Navel Upside-Down Cake Recipe
If you like fuzzy navel cocktails, you will love this cake made with peaches, cherries, and peach schnapps. It makes an attractive presentation on the table. This traditional recipe made the rounds in the 70's, along with Harvey Wallbanger Cake.

Harvey Wallbanger Cake Recipe
This easy traditional recipe made the rounds during the 70's, so I am not quite sure where it originated. It takes the potent flavors of the Harvey Wallbanger cocktail and puts them into a deliciously moist cake. Instructions are also given for muffins.

Lemon Butter Chews Cookie Recipe
These bar cookies have a lemony cheesecake flavor and a kick of white chocolate. Fast and easy to make due to the cake mix. Tried and true recpe brings raves. These turn out a fabulous 2-layer lemon bar and are so easy to make. I also varied the recipe and used a devil's food cake mix for a brownie variation.

Lemon Buttermilk Bars Recipe
Moist lemon bar cookies with a delicate lemon flavor and crispy crust begin with a cake mix so they are fast and easy to make.

Lemon Raspberry Crumb Bars Recipe
Raspberries give color and slightly tart flavor which goes well with the sweet topping. These bar cookies begin with a cake mix so they are fast and easy to make.

Malibu Rum Cake Recipe
This cake starts with a box mix and packaged pudding and is jazzed up with coconut rum.

Marshmallow Chocolate Cream Cheese Bars Recipe
These rich bar cookies are moist and gooey from marshmallows and chocolate chips. Fast and easy to make because they begin with a cake mix. Tried and true recpe brings raves. Feel free to experiment using other flavored cake mixes.

Marshmallow Mud Fudge Recipe
Chocolate and marshmallows are a match made in heaven. This candy-like dessert is a bit lighter in texture than traditional fudge but just as decadent. Cut in small squares because they are quite rich. The peanuts may be omitted, if you wish.

Mini Chocolate Cherry Cheesecakes Recipe
Bite-sized chocolate cherry cheesecakes are perfect for parties and buffets. They look difficult, but are really quite simple to make. Take a shortcut by using a chocolate cake mix for the base and canned cherry pie filling for the crowning touch. This recipe makes a lot, but they go fast. I defy you to eat just one!

Mint Chocolate Cookies Recipe
Quick cookies begin with cake mix and frozen whipped topping. Feel free to experiment with other flavors.

Mint Chocolate Cream Cheese Bars Recipe
These rich bar cookies use two flavors of chocolate. Fast and easy to make because they begin with a cake mix.

Mocha Cherry Cordial Minis Recipe
Kahlua and chocolate create a mocha flavored base for these sinfully delicious miniature cherry cheesecake bites.

Nutty Chocolate Dream Bars Recipe
These brownie bars truly are a dream because they are quick and easy. The key is beginning with a chocolate or fudge cake mix. The center is a fudgy mixture of chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk, and it is topped with an eye-pleasing and tasty vanilla cream drizzle of frosting.

Oreo Cake Recipe
Deliciously decadent Oreo cake is incredibly easy to make using a cake mix pumped up with additional dark cocoa, chocolate chips, and chopped Oreo cookies. This cake begs for a glass of cold milk. Be sure to freeze the cookie pieces and the chocolate chips before beginning so they are less likely to melt into the cake.

Oatmeal Brownie Crunch Bars Recipe
Peanuts, oatmeal, and chocolate-coated candy top and bottom layers are filled with a fudgy brownie layer. You can substitute chocolate chips as a substitute for the candy-coated chocolate pieces if you wish.

Papaya Raisin Muffins or Bread Recipe
Papaya adds moisture and flavor to these easy spiced muffins that begin with a cake mix. The cream cheese frosting adds extra decadence, however you may simply sprinkle the muffins with powdered sugar or omit the topping completely. This same recipe may be used to make Papaya Raisin Quick Bread.

Patriotic Cupcakes Recipe
These red, white, and blue cupcakes are decorated for the 4th of July, but you'll want to serve them year-round. Make the best of fresh blueberries and cherries in a tasty muffin topped with cream cheese frosting, fresh blueberries, and red fruit leather. Let the kids have fun decorating the cupcakes.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Balls Recipe
Delicious coated candies are made with chocolate cake, frosting, and peanut butter chips, but taste like truffles. These are very easy to make starting with a cake mix beefed up with extra cocoa. Use a purchased frosting to save time or use your own homemade. You may wish to make the cake the day before. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies Recipe
If you love peanut butter cups, you will fall in love with these brownies. The recipe calls for miniature peanut butter cup baking chips. If you cannot find them, you may chop up standard peanut butter cups. These luscious brownies are further enriched by sour cream and topped with an easy chocolate frosting.

Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownie Bites Recipe
Fudgy bite-sized brownies are stuffed with a rich peanut butter chocolate mixture.

Pineapple Inside-Out Cake Recipe
This pineapple cake us not upside-down. It is inside out. It starts with a cake mix for a fast and easy dessert.

Pumpkin Carrot Raisin Cheesecake Bars Recipe
These bar cookies combine raisins, carrot cake, and pumpkin cheesecake into one rich dessert. These bar cookies are easy to make because they begin with a cake mix and canned pumpkin.

Pumpkin Pie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
It's everything you love about pumpkin pie all wrapped up in a dense, moist cake with irresistable cream cheese frosting. The texture is somewhere between a pie and a cake. Raisins and nuts are optional.

Raspberry Double Chocolate Cream Cheese Bars Recipe
These rich bar cookies use two flavors of chocolate. Fast and easy to make due to the cake mix. Tried and true recipe brings raves.

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake Recipe
Tangy rhubarb flavors this twist on upside-down cake. It is fast and easy because it begins with a cake mix.

Shortcut Turtle Cake Recipe
Take a shortcut by beginning with a box cake mix enhanced with dark cocoa to make this decadent turtle cake. It is filled with a layer of caramel, chocolate chips, and pecans. Cut this cake in smaller pieces than a normal cake, because it is very rich.

Spiced Triple Chocolate Cake Recipe
Imagine a rich and luscious chocolate cake slightly reminiscent of gingerbread, and you will be drooling over this dessert. Chocolate cake with pudding and chocolate chips topped with a simple sweet glaze is sure to please any chocoholic. This is one of the most moist chocolate cakes you will ever try. It goes together fast since it begins with...

Stacked Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe
Traditional pineapple upside-down cake becomes a double treat in this stacked layer cake version that begins with a cake mix. Place the cherries in the center and around the pineapple rings before sprinkling with the pecans for best presentation. Cut with a serrated knife using a gentle sawing motion to keep the layers intact.

Strawberry Cheesecake Brownie Bars Recipe
Get the rich tastes of brownie and cheesecake in a bar cookie. Use fresh or frozen strawberries. Cut these into small squares because they are very rich. It makes a great little dessert bite for a party buffet. You will need a total of 3 large blocks of cream cheese for this recipe.

Triple Chocolate Shortcut Cookies Recipe
Chewy chocolate, chocolate chip cookies go together in a matter of minutes. They begin with a cake mix for convenience. The dough may be made a day in advance so you can pop them in the oven for cookies in 10 minutes.

Very Fat Fudge Cake Recipe
This cake is extremely rich and moist, hence its name. You can also make mini-muffins from this recipe. See instructions at the end. Feel free to experiment by using different flavored chips or nuts. It is definitely worth the indulgence, but do not over-bake!

Watermelon Cake Recipe
Make a big hit with both kids and adults by using watermelon in a bundt cake. Use miniature chocolate chips to simulate watermelon seeds, if you wish. You can make this cake in a sheet pan, but reduce the baking time accordingly.

White Chocolate Key Lime Cheesecake Bites Recipe
These little cheesecake gems are rich and moist. They are loaded with white chocolate chips which go perfectly with key lime.

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