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Cake mix is your secret weapon for amazing desserts! Think outside the cake pan because with a sprinkle of creativity, you can whip up cookies, blondies, dump cakes, and SO much more. Lemon cookies? Birthday cake blondies? Grab your favorite box of cake mix and get ready for deliciousness! It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s the perfect baking shortcut everyone will love.

Strawberry Lemonade Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies

A pile of powdered sugar cookies on a wooden table.
Photo Credit: xoxoBella.

One of the best things about these strawberry lemonade cake mix crinkle cookies is how simple they are to make. Using lemon cake mix makes light work of this recipe. These lemon and strawberry cookies are so good. Pink lemonade crinkle cookies are always a hit!
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies

Funfetti Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipes for funfetti and buttercream ice cream cone cupcakes made with funfetti cake mix. These homemade cake cones are perfect cupcakes for birthday parties.

Funfetti and buttercream ice cream cone cupcakes are fun and cute. These homemade cake cones are easy to make using Funfetti cake mix.
Get the Recipe: Funfetti Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Valentine Crinkle Cookies

Pink snickerdoodle cookies on a pink background. Perfect for your Valentine's Day celebration.
Easy Cake Mix Cookies. Photo credit: xoxoBella

I made these Valentine Crinkle Cookies for Valentine’s Day. These cake mix cookies are the best easy Valentine’s crinkle cookies. Pink cookies with pink hearts are definitely the way to celebrate with your Valentine.
Get the Recipe: Valentine Crinkle Cookies

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

A stack of pink cookies topped with sprinkles made from a box of cake mix.
Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies. Photo credit: Belle Of The Kitchen.

These Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies are made from a few simple ingredients and are so delicious. They are topped with a drizzle of white chocolate and sprinkles, making them perfect for Valentine’s Day or any time you need a quick and easy dessert!
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

Birthday Cake Blondies (Made With Cake Mix) Recipe

A plate of cupcakes with sprinkles on top.
Birthday Cake Blondies. Photo credit: Sugar and Soul

Birthday Cake Blondies combine rainbow sprinkles, a yellow box cake mix, and 4 pantry staple ingredients to make a deliciously chewy treat!
Get the Recipe: Birthday Cake Blondies (Made With Cake Mix) Recipe

Lemon Cheesecake Loaf

Lemon cheesecake loaf with icing.
Lemon Cheesecake Loaf Photo credit: Nourish Plate

This easy Lemon Cheesecake Loaf recipe is the perfect dessert for lemon lovers. It combines an easy shortcut of lemon cake mix and instant lemon pudding for a light and tangy base, and the cheesecake filling is swirled throughout the loaf for a delicious surprise in every bite. The cake is topped with a simple tangy and sweet icing, adding the perfect finishing touch.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Cheesecake Loaf

Strawberry Dump Cake With Fresh Strawberries

Strawberry shortcake served in a mason jar, perfect for a quick and easy dessert.
Strawberry Dump Cake With Fresh Strawberries. Photo credit: Cheerful Cook.

This Strawberry Dump Cake will delight you and your family and have everybody coming back for more. This quick and easy dessert combines sweet strawberries and a delectable buttery cake mix crumb topping, creating a refreshing and irresistible treat.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Dump Cake With Fresh Strawberries

Coconut Rum Cake

A delicious bundt cake, adorned with sweet icing and sprinkled with vibrant pomegranate seeds.
Coconut Rum Cake. Photo credit: Quiche My Grits.

Coconut Rum Cake is made with vanilla cake mix, sweet coconut, and spiced coconut rum. It’s a special adult dessert for holidays and celebrations!
Get the Recipe: Coconut Rum Cake

Cake Mix Brownies

A close up of chocolate brownies made from a box of cake mix on a white plate.
Cake Mix Brownies. Photo credit: Spaceships and Laserbeams.

Decadent, easy, and delicious, these cake mix brownies are sure to satisfy any chocolate craving in no time.
Get the Recipe: Cake Mix Brownies

A stack of colorful cake bars, made from a box of cake mix, stacked on top of each other.
Cake Mix Cookie Bars. Photo credit: Belle Of The Kitchen.

These Cake Mix Cookie Bars are chockfull of sprinkles and cake batter flavor! They are easy to make with the help of a cake mix.
Get the Recipe: Cake Mix Cookie Bars

Puppy Cake Pops (Chocolate Cake Pops)

Delicious chocolate dog cake pops made with a box of cake mix and served on a stick.
Puppy Cake Pops (Chocolate Cake Pops). Photo credit: Chew Out Loud.

These puppy cake pops are not only super cute, they’re actually extremely delicious, with a peanut butter and chocolate flavor combo.
Get the Recipe: Puppy Cake Pops (Chocolate Cake Pops)

Apple Spice Dump Cake

A plate with a scoop of ice cream and a slice of apple cobbler, perfect for indulging in delicious dump cakes.
Apple Spice Dump Cake. Photo credit: Cheerful Cook.

Our Apple Spice Dump Cake is an instant hit – sweet, moist, and a breeze to prepare. Enjoy this delicious blend of sweet apple filling, spicy cake mix, and a pop of fizzy ginger ale, creating a textured and flavorful dessert.
Get the Recipe: Apple Spice Dump Cake

Chocolate Kahlua Cake

A gold fork is being used to eat a piece of chocolate cake made from a box of cake mix.
Chocolate Kahlua Cake. Photo credit: Chew Out Loud.

This recipe for rich, decadent Chocolate Kahlua Cake lets you have a truly sensational cake in record time.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Kahlua Cake

Banana Split Dump Cake

A bowl of ice cream with bananas and a cherry on top, served alongside delicious dump cakes.
Banana Split Dump Cake. Photo credit: Sweet Reci Peas.

This Banana Split Dump Cake is filled with cherries, strawberries, pineapple, vanilla ice cream, banana bread and cake mix, and sprinkles.
Get the Recipe: Banana Split Dump Cake

5-Ingredient Banana Pudding Cake

A bundt cake with powdered sugar on top made using a box of cake mix.
5-Ingredient Banana Pudding Cake. Photo credit: Chew Out Loud.

This Banana Pudding Cake is superior in moistness, tender in texture, and huge on banana flavor! Easy 5-ingredient recipe!
Get the Recipe: 5-Ingredient Banana Pudding Cake

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

An easy stack of lemon crinkle cookies on a plate.
Lemon Cake Mix Cookies. Photo credit: Platter Talk.

This easy cookie recipe will make you want to experiment even more in the kitchen. Using fresh lemon juice and a lemon cake mix, you’ll have cookies that are soft and loaded with flavor!
Get the Recipe: Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

Lemon Blueberry Dump Cake

Lemon Blueberry Dump Cake.
Lemon Blueberry Dump Cake. Photo credit: Cotter Crunch.

Lemon Blueberry Cake is the perfect dessert for spring! With both gluten-free and refined sugar-free options and made with just five ingredients, this is the perfect recipe to fit all your baking needs.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Dump Cake

Fudgy Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies (Easy!)

A stack of red velvet brownies made with a box of cake mix, studded with white chocolate chips.
Fudgy Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies (Easy!). Photo credit: Savor The Spoonful.

These rich and fudgy red velvet cake mix brownies are easy to make with only 4 ingredients. White chocolate chips add even more flavor!
Get the Recipe: Fudgy Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies (Easy!)

Easy Chocolate Cake

A delicious chocolate bundt cake, made from a convenient box of cake mix, with a mouthwatering slice taken out.
Easy Chocolate Cake. Photo credit: Sheri Silver.

The best chocolate cake from a box couldn’t be easier, thanks to 4 simple tweaks that take that mix to the next level!
Get the Recipe: Easy Chocolate Cake

Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake

A slice of cinnamon coffee cake, made from a box of cake mix, on a plate.
Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake. Photo credit: I Heart Eating.

Dessert isn’t much better than Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake. It is a tender white cake filled with buttery cinnamon-sugar filling and rich cream cheese frosting!
Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake

Rainbow Bundt Cake (using Boxed Cake Mix!)

Colorful rainbow bundt cake drizzled with icing and perfectly sliced with a knife.
Rainbow Bundt Cake (using Boxed Cake Mix!). Photo credit: Worn Slap Out.

The happiest bundt you ever did see, this Rainbow Bundt Cake beefs up boxed cake mix to make a colorful and moist cake with a vanilla glaze kids and adults will love.
Get the Recipe: Rainbow Bundt Cake (using Boxed Cake Mix!)

Cool Whip Cookies with Cake Mix

A stack of easy powdered sugar cookies on a cooling rack.
Cool Whip Cookies with Cake Mix. Photo credit: Lamberts Lately .

With only 4 ingredients, this cool whip cookies are on our easy list. They can be made in under 30 minutes and use a cake mix which offers so much more flavor! Rich and colorful, make these cookies for any sort of celebration!
Get the Recipe: Cool Whip Cookies with Cake Mix

Coke Cake

A slice of chocolate cake with whipped cream and a fork alongside a box of cake mix.
Coke Cake. Photo credit: Sheri Silver.

2-ingredient Coke cake is pretty much the easiest recipe around. When you can bake with cake mix and a can of Coke, you can’t go wrong!
Get the Recipe: Coke Cake

Quick Copycat Piecaken

A pristine cake decorated with frosting and a generous sprinkling of pecans on top, made effortlessly using a box of cake mix.
Quick Copycat Piecaken {1 Hour}. Photo credit: Resolution Eats.

Piecaken is a pecan pie, topped with a pumpkin pie, topped with a spice cake, topped with frosting and apple pie filling. It’s fantastic.
Get the Recipe: Quick Copycat Piecaken

Dump Cake Recipe

Cherry cobbler made with a box of cake mix in a white bowl with ice cream.
Dump Cake Recipe (Easy, 3 Ingredients!). Photo credit: Vintage Kitchen Notes.

A dump cake is a quick and effortless fruit dessert with canned pie filling and a cake mix topping. It’s a crowd-pleaser and freezes well.
Get the Recipe: Dump Cake Recipe (Easy, 3 Ingredients!)

Birthday Cake Mix Waffles

A waffle cake made from a box of cake mix, with sprinkles and icing on top.
Birthday Cake Mix Waffles. Photo credit: If You Give A Blonde A Kitchen.

Cake mix waffles are the best birthday breakfast. Doused in whipped cream, maple syrup and sprinkles. these waffles are easy and fun to make!
Get the Recipe: Birthday Cake Mix Waffles

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

Lemon cookies made with a box of cake mix, topped with icing and lemon slices.
Lemon Cake Mix Cookies. Photo credit: The Slow Roasted Italian.

Lemon cake mix cookies are perfect for bake sales, baby showers, or an easy afternoon snack. Whip up a baker’s dozen in less than 30 minutes!
Get the Recipe: Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

Bear Paw Cookies With Cake Mix

Delicious cookies with chocolate paw prints on a cooling rack, made using a box of cake mix.
Bear Paw Cookies With Cake Mix. Photo credit: Andrea’s Notebook.

Get ready for a baking adventure with our 4-ingredient cake mix cookies recipe – Bear Paw cookies that are as cute as they are tasty!
Get the Recipe: Bear Paw Cookies With Cake Mix

Cream Cheese Pineapple Pound Cake

A delicious pineapple bundt cake made with a simple box of cake mix, served on a plate.
Cream Cheese Pineapple Pound Cake. Photo credit: Everyday Family Cooking.

Deliciously moist and tangy, cream cheese pineapple pound cake offers a tropical twist on a classic treat that’s perfect for any occasion.
Get the Recipe: Cream Cheese Pineapple Pound Cake

Red Velvet Cookies

Festive red velvet cookies studded with creamy white chocolate chips, perfect for indulging in red and white Christmas treats.
Red Velvet Cookies. Photo credit: Dinner At The Zoo.

These easy red velvet cookies start with a cake mix and are loaded with white chocolate chips. A simple yet impressive cookie that yields fabulous results. Sometimes you just want a quick and easy treat without spending hours in the kitchen. These chewy red velvet cookies couldn’t be any easier to make. They’re an eye-catching dessert that everyone goes crazy over on Christmas or Valentine’s Day! And it all starts with a red velvet cake mix.
Get the Recipe: Red Velvet Cookies

Apple Cranberry Cobbler Recipe

A bowl of cranberry dessert with a scoop of ice cream on top.
Apple Cranberry Cobbler Recipe. Photo credit: Amandas Cookin.

This cranberry apple cobbler topped with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream is one of my favorite desserts. This recipe is asy to make, you can turn an ordinary cake mix into this extraordinary cranberry apple cobbler dessert.
Get the Recipe: Apple Cranberry Cobbler Recipe

Red Velvet Cookies

Red velvet cookies with sprinkles.
Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Cookies. Photo credit: Sugar & Soul.

Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Cookies are an easy-to-make dessert with a boxed cake mix base that is decorated with chocolate and sprinkles!
Get the Recipe: Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Cookies

Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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