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I love to bake from scratch, but sometimes you don’t have a lot of time and need to find a way to make baking simpler. At this time of year, there are so many events that you need to cook for that having some easy recipes on hand is helpful. One of my favorite ways to do this is to use a boxed cake mix. Instead of just making a cake or cupcakes straight from the recipe on the back of the box, you can use boxed cake mixes in other recipes to make truly fantastic desserts. Another great thing about these recipes is you can usually get a box of cake mix for around a dollar on sale (use the item search for cake mix!).
I’ve gathered up 36 of my favorite boxed cake mix recipes, everything from dump cake to bread to milkshakes! Remember that you can totally mix up which kind of cake mix you use for these recipes. There’s no reason you can’t make chocolate cinnamon rolls or strawberry pound cake!
36 Boxed Cake Mix Recipes
3 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies | I Heart Naptime
Cake Batter Blondies | Sally’s Baking Addiction
Birthday Cake Mix Bread | Betty Crocker
Crinkle Cookies | Crazy for Crust
Cake Mix Whoopie Pies | Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle | Taste of Home
Easy Raspberry Lemon Cake | Cutefetti
Sweet Potato Cheesecake Bars | Taste of Home
Cake Balls | Dinner at the Zoo
Banana Spice Granola Muffins | Duncan Hines
Cake Mix Biscotti | CD Kitchen
3 Ingredient Chocolate Cake Mix Mug Cakes | Kirbie’s Cravings
Red Velvet Waffles | The Bitter Side of Sweet
Orangesicle Cake Mix Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches | Simple Nourished Living
Cake Batter Pops | Delish
Cake Mix Gooey Butter Lemon Cookies | Betty Crocker
Birthday Cake Pancakes | Seeded at the Table
Birthday Cake Flavored Soft Pretzels | Delish
Oreo Cake Mix Donuts | Kleinworth & Co.
Skinny Cake Batter No Churn Ice Cream | Call Me PMC
Cake Mix Brownies | Cookies & Cups
Cheesecake Cake Batter Dip | I Wash, You Dry
Cake Mix Cookie Bars | Parent Pretty
No Bake Birthday Cake Cheesecake | Delish
Cake Batter Whipped Cream | Beyond Frosting
Funfetti Milkshake | Wine & Glue
Pumpkin Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls | With Salt & Wit
Birthday Cake Oatmeal | Delish
Chocolate Pound Cake | Cake Whiz
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookie Bars | About a Mom
Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies | Dear Crissy
Birthday Cake Popcorn | Delish
Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake | DIY Thrill
Key Lime Dump Cake | The Frugal Girls
7-UP Cake | Cake Whiz
Birthday Cake Pie | Delish
Looking for more recipes? Check out 25 Christmas Cookie Recipes!