75 Desserts That Start with Cake Mix
These great cake mix recipes use the store-bought mix as an ingredient, not an end point. Your gorgeous dessert will still be distinctive and delicious—and look nothing like the photo on the box.
When my family is planning a get-together, I can count on three or four people asking if I’m bringing this chocolate peanut butter poke cake. If you don’t have a chocolate cake mix, use a white or yellow one and stir in 3 tablespoons of baking cocoa. —Fay Moreland, Wichita Falls, Texas
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Semi-Homemade Recipe Contest
There’s no shame in shortcuts—especially on weekdays. Bring on the boxed mixes, canned goods and frozen veggies. If the fam can’t get enough of your half-homemade chicken mole, we wanna taste! And your shrimp cocktail sauce that’s practically cheating? That, too. Don’t forget your bakery-quality 3-ingredient breakfast pastries either. Send us your foolproof favorites with 12 ingredients or fewer for a chance to win $500.
New to baking cakes? Check out our ultimate guide on how to bake a cake from scratch.