21 Cake Mixes That Hit Our Sweet Spot


The following cake mix recipes are easy as pie.

Forgive our mixing of food metaphors there, but it’s true.

And the dessert you’re about to make will be delicious! We promise!

Scroll around and choose your favorite now:

  1. Dump Cake Recipe
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    • Some of my earliest food-centric memories are of church potlucks (or “pitch ins” as they were called in Indiana). Church potlucks are a Mecca for anyone who loves comfort food and lots of it. I remember waiting anxiously during the sermon, knowing what delicious foods were waiting in the next room. After service the congregation would file …
  2. Red Velvet Cookies Recipe
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    • Red Velvet Cookies. Red Velvet Cake. Red velvet cupcakes. Red velvet cheese balls, dips, hot cocoas, or even this red velvet cheesecake brownies recipe. The possibilities are endless. Red Velvet POPCORN? Why… yes please! Red velvet is delicious, fun and so festive, no matter the season. Although red velvet is traditionally associated with Valentine’s Day, I think …
  3. Pumpkin Spice Cake Recipe
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    • I have a confession: I am not typically a fan of pumpkin. I know, I know! Blasphemy! But hang in there with me: most “pumpkin” flavored foods end up disappointing me. The “pumpkin” flavor is lackluster at best, leaving you with mostly the flavors of pumpkin pie spice. As much as I love cinnamon and …
  4. Duggar Family Favorite Banana Cake Recipe
  5. Lemon Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
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    • There is a lot to love with these cookies. Have you ever tried a cake mix cookie? (If the answer is no, you need to change that ASAP!) Whenever I make a cake mix cookie, I know exactly what to expect. They are crisp on the outside and soft and chewy in the middle. These cookies …
  6. Pop Tart Cupcakes Recipe
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    • When it comes to making cupcakes, no ingredient is out of the question, except vegetables (well, except carrots and zucchinis; they’re exempt from the rule). I’ve made a few out of the ordinary cupcakes including my oatmeal cream pie cupcakes and cupcakes with my Circus Animal frosting. I purchased a box of Pop Tarts for the sole purpose of …
  7. Funfetti Strawberry Poke Cake Recipe
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    • When you marry the flavors of strawberry together with Funfetti, something magical happens. It might just be the sprinkles, but you will have to decide. This Funfetti strawberry poke cake is a strawberry cake with a Funfetti whipped cream. If you haven’t tried my Funfetti whipped cream, you’re definitely missing out. A couple years ago, I decided to …
  8. Cake Batter Fudge Recipe
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    • I’m celebrating five years of blogging this month! It also coincides with the same amount of time I’ve been trying to lose an extra five pounds. Coincidence? I think not! As a food blogger, for the past five years I have posted about three recipes per week on average. While that may not seem like …
  9. Kahlua Cupcakes Recipe
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    • Can we be friends if I bring you cupcakes? You see, there is no shortage of cupcakes in my house and I need people to take them off my hands. I usually spend my weekends baking and when I make cupcakes on a Friday, I want to get rid of them ASAP before I eat them …
  10. Chocolate Birthday Cake Cookies Recipe
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    • Do you ever wish you could live back in the olden days before things like social media and texting existed? Obviously I’d still want to have my iPhone because its soothing weight in my hand is like balm to my soul. But I’d happily live in a land where I didn’t know every thought that …
  11. Red White and Blue Cookies Recipe
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    • Here in Arkansas, we love lighting things on fire on the Fourth of July. Massive fireworks stands have dotted roadsides for weeks, tempting even the most begrudging redneck. I can’t lie — I’m not a huge fan of all the sparks and popping noises, but even I have difficulty walking away from the brightly packaged …
  12. Snickers Whoopie Pies Recipe
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    • When was the last time you had a Whoopie Pie? I bet it’s been awhile huh? Well let’s change that today! A Whoopie Pie is basically 2 small cakes with a generous layer of frosting in the middle. Today I’m sharing Snickers Whoopie Pies. When I reach for a candy bar (which isn’t often), I reach for a Snickers …
  13. Funfetti HiHat Cookies Recipe
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    • Oh hi, is it time for the kids to go back to school yet? I love my children, truly I do. Every year around August I feel the need to reiterate that fact — partly so strangers don’t think that I’m a bad mom, but mostly to remind myself. Welcome to parenthood, it’s a confusing …
  14. Snickerdoodle Cookie Cake Recipe
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    • Oh man, I could hardly contain my excitement to share this cake with you! You see, I’m a big fan of snickerdoodle cookies, and I’ve married a few of my favorite recipes with this Snickerdoodle Cookie Cake. Plus we all know that fall will be here before you know it, and let’s face it, these flavors are …
  15. Peppermint Patty Cookies Recipe
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    • Some things just go together, don’t they? Peanut butter and jelly. Cookies and milk. Cher Horowitz and Dionne Davenport. White wine, gummi bears, and anything on the Bravo network. You get my drift. Peppermint and chocolate is definitely at the top of that list. I’ll never say no to cool mint and creamy chocolate. Well actually, I never say no …
  16. Gluten Free Cake Batter Fudge Recipe
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    • It’s no secret that I love sprinkles. So much so that I just spent a small fortune on a bunch of fun different gluten free sprinkles from my favorite sprinkle shop, Sweetapolita. This isn’t a paid post or anything; it’s just that it’s super exciting to have great options for gluten free sprinkles. That’s right, if you …
  17. Pumpkin Seven Layer Bundt Cake Recipe
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    • Would you believe that some people don’t like pie? I certainly can’t, but it’s true! So when it comes time for the holidays, it’s nice to have some options for festive desserts that aren’t pie and let’s face it, we always have to please multiple people. I usually turn to my apple pie lasagna when I’m trying to …
  18. Cherry Chocolate Chip Poke Cake Recipe
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    • When I moved to Portland, I did not anticipate that winter would decide to show up the way it has. I returned from a quick trip to the east coast last week and we had nearly a foot of snow in some spots. That’s pretty unheard for the area, and it shut down the city …
  19. Strawberry Champagne Cake Recipe
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    • Has anyone watched Bakers vs. Fakers on the Food Network? I am kind of addicted to the show and I am always so impressed with the desserts they come up with. Once you start an episode you have to watch it all the way through so you find out who’s a baker and who’s a faker. I …
  20. Mint Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies Recipe
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    • This post is part of sponsored recipe development on behalf of Silpat. The contributor was compensated for recipe development. All opinions are her own. When I think about what to make for St. Patrick’s Day I always lean towards chocolate mint. Forget about the Corned Beef and Cabbage, Shepherd’s Pie, and Irish Stew. I’m all about the …
  21. Easy Lemon Bundt Cake Recipe
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    • A couple of months ago, I made a Lemon Oreo Cheesecake Bundt Cake that was undeniably amazing. It was dense and perfectly moist, practically begging you to take another bite. So I thought that I would make a more basic lemon bundt cake for your everyday needs. I first replicated the original recipe, but without the Oreo cheesecake filling: the cake …
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