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Cake Mix Recipes

Cookies, Bars, Breads and Cake Recipes That Start with a Cake Mix

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Cake mixes are a great kitchen shortcut for busy parents. This collection of cake mix recipes includes far more than just cakes. You'll find cookies, bars, breads and more easy dessert recipes here. And the best part is these desserts taste like they're homemade (shh...you don't have to tell anyone how easy these recipes are!).

Easy Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Tres Leches Cake
Stephanie Gallagher

Tres leches cake is a traditional Mexican cake made with three milks (hence, the name). This tres leches cake is every bit as moist and delectable as the original, but far easier to make. You can use a white or yellow cake mix for this recipe. I like to top this cake with fresh sliced strawberries.

Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies with Macadamia Nuts

Cake Mix Cookies
Stephanie Gallagher
A devil's food cake mix is the base for these melt-in-your-mouth cookies. Everybody likes the rich combination of sweet chocolate and salty macadamia nuts, and these cookies are a cinch to prepare.

Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe

Pound Cake
Stephanie Gallagher

This cream cheese pound cake is rich, moist and tender - everything a good dessert should be. You'll never believe this cake starts with a mix.

Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe

Rich Chocolate Cake
Stephanie Gallagher

This rich chocolate cake recipe tastes like it came from an elegant bakery. Shhh...you don't have to tell your friends how simple this dessert really is to make. All this cake needs to finish it off is a dusting of powdered sugar.

Peach Dump Cake Recipe

Peach Pudding Cake
Stephanie Gallagher

This is one of those desserts that's perfect for birthdays, showers, Mother's Day, Easter, really any special occasion. The combination of peaches and cream cheese is a real winner, and this cake is a lovely way to enjoy it.

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread
Stephanie Gallagher

This banana bread recipe is a favorite with kids, and it's so simple to prepare. A spice cake mix adds the right mix of spices for this banana bread, and the streusel topping adds just the right amount of crunch to this recipe.

Chocolate Raspberry Cake Recipe

Chocolate Raspberry Cake
Stephanie Gallagher

Chocolate goes so well with fruit, and this chocolate raspberry cake recipe is no exception. A garnish of fresh raspberries makes this easy recipe look and taste like it came from a gourmet bakery.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe

Pumpkin Cake
Stephanie Gallagher

A yellow cake mix makes this pumpkin chocolate chip cake a snap to prepare. Flavored with pumpkin puree and apple butter, this cake is moist and tender.

Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

Easy Peach Cobbler
Stephanie Gallagher

Peach cobbler with a cake mix? Yes, indeed! This dessert recipe has just three ingredients - it's so easy, the kids can make it all by themselves!

Easy Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Red Velvet Cake
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This is one of those cakes you will find yourself making excuses to make again and again, because it's so moist and tender. Top this red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.

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