15 Recipes That Will Turn Ordinary Cake Mix into Extraordinary Desserts

Are you craving delicious desserts but short on time? Well grab a box of store-bought cake mix because we have a list of delicious recipes you can whip up quick. From decadent cakes to irresistible cookies and bars, cake mix offers endless possibilities for creating mouthwatering treats in a fraction of the time. Here are 15 desserts that start with a box of cake mix.

Mango Cobbler

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When we have really stocked up on some delicious fresh mangos, I like to throw some into a quick and easy mango cobbler dessert! Best of all – this is a 3 ingredient recipe! Yes, that is how simple this delicious mango dessert recipe truly is!

Strawberry Brownies Recipe

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These strawberry brownies are pretty, tasty, and super easy to make! You only need a strawberry cake mix and a few simple ingredients.

Banana Upside Down Cake

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This is the best easy banana upside down cake recipe. This simple and tasty recipe starts with a boxed cake mix and adds ripe bananas, butter, and brown sugar to make a gooey caramelized topping. It’s going to be your new favorite dessert!

Strawberry Dump Cakes

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Strawberry Dump Cake comes together with layers of store-bought cake mix, strawberry pie filling, and butter. Make it dairy free, gluten free, or vegan with simple substitutions. The ultimate no fuss dessert!

Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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Easy recipe for Pineapple Upside Down Cake with a cake batter loaded with pineapple flavor features caramelized pineapples and cherries. It looks harder than it is! When making the best pineapple upside-down cake is this easy, we almost feel bad calling this a recipe!

Orange Creamsicle Cookies From Cake Mix

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These orange creamsicle cookies are the cookie version of the crowd-favorite orange and vanilla ice cream. They’re super easy to make with a boxed cake mix!

Chocolate Dump Cake

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Chocolate dump cake is a heavenly dessert made with just 4 simple ingredients. Chocolate cake mix, chocolate frosting, milk, and chocolate chips come together in just around 30 minutes making it perfect for ending weeknight meals.

Carrot Cake Bunny Tails Easter Treats with Printable Label

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Carrot cake bunny tails, or carrot cake coconut truffles, are perfect for your Easter table this year. Using boxed carrot cake mix and a free Easter printable, you can make these fun rabbit tail coconut balls quickly and easily. These little truffle Easter treats with printable label are irresistible, and you will love the coconut and pecan flavours in every bite.

Quick and Easy Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

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This recipe yields 24 delicious red velvet cookies that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Since they are made with cake mix, they’re guaranteed to be light and fluffy. Such a quick and simple way to cure your red velvet cake cravings.

Cake Mix Pudding Cookies

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These cake mix pudding cookies are the perfect “plain” cookies, for all of the simple cookie lovers in your life! They look boring, but they taste amazing!

Funfetti Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

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Funfetti and buttercream ice cream cone cupcakes are fun and cute. They’re perfect for any kind of gathering or party and they’re simple to make as well. So avoid a trip to the bakery and instead rustle up your own adorable little cupcakes in ice cream cones. These homemade cake cones are easy to make using funfetti cake mix.

Cake Pops

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with our homemade copycat Starbucks Cake Pops! More specifically, in this recipe, you’ll learn how you can easily make a Starbucks Birthday Cake Pop at home.

Easy Cake Mix Brownies

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Try these cake mix brownies the next time you need a quick dessert for a potluck, holiday, or a bake sale. They couldn’t be quicker to bake and the results are always decadent and foolproof.

Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes

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These delicious chocolate mini bundt cakes couldn’t be any easier! Combining a brownie mix and a chocolate cake mix gives you a moist, rich chocolate cake with the perfect crumb. Drizzle it with velvety chocolate ganache for a quick but impressive dessert. It’s the perfect recipe for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, or any holiday!

Cake Mix Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

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Cake Mix Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are a fantastic fall and Thanksgiving delicious treat for the whole family. These pumpkin cake mix cookies have a soft texture with a tasty cream filling sandwiched together for the best pumpkin whoopie pies!

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15 Coffee Desserts You Won’t Be Able to Resist!

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18 Heavenly Chocolate Cake Recipes to Try For Your Next Treat

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Indulge your sweet tooth and satisfy your chocolate cravings with our delectable collection of chocolate cake recipes! Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply treating yourself to a satisfying chocolate dessert, nothing beats the rich, moist, and decadent taste of chocolate cake. From classic favorites to innovative twists, we’ve curated a mouthwatering selection of recipes that are sure to delight chocolate lovers of all ages.

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17 Gooey Goodness Caramel Recipes

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