There is nothing that makes baking a cake easier than a store-bought cake mix. However, did you know that you can also use it to create all kinds of other tasty dishes as well besides just cake? Some of them aren’t even baked goods!
We’ve gathered 35 of our favorite recipes to share with you today.
From delicious homemade donuts to birthday cake milkshakes, this list has it all. Just make sure to save your appetite, because you are guaranteed to be hungry and craving some of these dishes afterward.
1. Funfetti Cake Waffles
Why not combine two of the best things ever, waffles and cake? That is what this Mom did for her son’s birthday. Our mouths are watering just looking at it.
Is it bread or is it a cake? It’s hard to tell just by looking at the photo and we would have to taste it to know for sure. At the very least though, it seems like a great alternative to a traditional sheet cake.
The icing on these looks amazing. It is such a creative alternative to traditional pancakes with maple syrup. Even if it’s not your birthday currently, why not cook a couple? It might even become a daily habit.
These look so good that it doesn’t matter what season it is, we would still drink one. Even if it isn’t our birthday and it’s the dead of winter with five feet of snow on the ground. A birthday milkshake is just too sweet to pass up.
Despite the name, this puppy chow recipe is definitely for humans. It is made with red velvet cake mix and topped with Valentines-colored M&M’s. It’s the perfect snack for when you and your loved one have the munchies.
The insides contain a grape jelly and the outsides are made of an awesome peanut butter cake mix cookie crust. This dish is best enjoyed with a nice glass of milk sitting next to it. The striped straw is optional though.
These delicious looking chocolate waffles are made with a chocolate cake mix as the base. You can use water or milk, but we’d recommend milk for a more satisfying taste. Just mix up the batter and pour it into your waffle maker.
Cake batter and sprinkle bark is pure junk food, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make it. It’s well worth the extra calories. Just make sure to invite a friend over to help you out. After you send them the photo, they’ll be in their car and on the way in minutes.
The cookies are made from a strawberry cake mix combined with some chocolate chips, and the middle is a buttercream frosting. The frosting is then coated in green sprinkles to give it the watermelon-like appearance.
A s’more made from cake mix? It can’t be real, you say. Well, indeed it is and you don’t even need a campfire. The recipe also calls for a chocolate pudding mix. We can’t wait to try baking one of these at home. It’s a cobbler everyone can enjoy.
You’d be surprised how easy these no-bake cake batter truffles are to make. It takes less than 5 minutes to whip up a tray of them and they require just three ingredients — cake mix, butter, and sprinkles.
It’s hard to tell from the picture, but these little donuts are actually bite-sized. They are made from a lemon cake mix. You will need to have a mini donut pan if you want to bake them though. Otherwise, you might be forced to make normal-sized lemon donuts.
While the name implies that these cookies should only be baked at Christmas, that couldn’t be further from the truth. They are great any time of the year. That is, as long as you are a fan of peppermint and white chocolate.
All you need to do to make these sweet cookie cups is combine some carrot cake mix with an egg, a stick of butter, and stir. Then mold them into the shape of little cups and bake. They are topped with a cream cheese frosting.