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29 Hacks that Will Make a Cake Mix Amazing

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While baking from scratch brings an amazing sense of accomplishment, some days there is just not time for that.  Here to save the day is a list of 29 cake mix hacks—recipes that use a boxed cake mix as the foundation, but take it to a whole new level.  Which recipes have you tried?  With donuts to waffles to cake rolls, cookies, cupcakes and fudge, I’m thinking a cake mix hack, taste-testing party is in order…stat!


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Salted Caramel Smores Cake

4. Salted Caramel S’mores Cake :: Mama Loves Food

Easy Lemon Cookies

5. Easy Lemon Cookies :: Terrell Family Fun

Sock It To Me Cake

6. Sock It To Me Cake :: Homework

Orange Tang Cupcakes

7. Orange Tang Cupcakes :: Me and My Inklings

Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats

8. Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats :: Is This Really My Life

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bars

9. Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bars :: Friday Cake Night

Easy Banana Cake

10. Easy Banana Cake :: Amanda’s Kitchen

Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

11. Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake :: The Idea Room

Three Ingredient Chocolate Chip Pancakes

12. Three Ingredient Chocolate Chip Pancakes :: Shortcut Kitchen

Cake Mix Fudge

13. Cake Mix Fudge :: Simply Stacie

Peanut Butter Bomb Cake


14. Peanut Butter Bomb Cake :: The Country Cook

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

15. Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls :: Betty Crocker

Cake Mix Cookie Bars

16. Cake Mix Cookie Bars :: Parent Pretty

No Bake Funfetti Cheesecake Cups

17. No-Bake Funfetti Cheesecake Cups :: Wine and Glue

Love is All Around Cake Roll

18. Love is All Around Cake Roll :: Cleobuttera

French Vanilla Cream Bars

19. French Vanilla Cream Bars :: Simply Stacie

Pumpkin Magic Cake

20. Pumpkin Magic Cake :: Amanda’s Kitchen

Chocolate Cake Batter Ice Cream

21. Chocolate Cake Batter Ice Cream :: Wonky Wonderful

Red Velvet Waffles

22. Red Velvet Waffles :: Dessert Now Dinner Later

Pistachio Pudding Cookies

23. Pistachio Pudding Cookies :: Life Tastes Good

Key Lime Cheesecake Cookies


24. Key Lime Cheesecake Cookie Cups :: Beyond Frosting

Cake Batter Cookies

25. Cake Batter Cookies :: Tried and Tasty

Cake Mix Donuts

26. Cake Mix Donuts :: Jennifer Meyering

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

27. Snickerdoodle Cupcakes :: Mom Advice

Lemon Blackberry Cake Cookies

28. Lemon Blackberry Cake Cookies :: A Little Claireification

Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

29. Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars :: The Gunny Sack

Bake up something sweet with these great baking sources gathered by the crew at Spaceships and Laser Beams.

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.