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11 Things You Can Make With a Box of Cake Mix That Aren't Cake

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Kristina ByasGuest Blogger
August 29, 2016 · 3.7k Views

Who doesn't love cake? Chocolate, vanilla, red velvet or another flavor, cake is a great dessert or snack that many people look forward to enjoying, even if it isn't always exactly in the form of cake every time they consume it.

Oftentimes, when people want to enjoy cake they run to the nearest grocery store and buy one from the bakery or purchase a box of cake mix and whip up the cake at home. While they may originally have it in their mind that they want to enjoy a soft, moist, flavorful cake, when it comes down to it, they may actually want to just enjoy something that tastes like cake, but isn't necessarily considered cake. Luckily, there are several things that people can make using boxed cake that tastes just as good as a real cake does and satisfy any craving you may be having for something sweet.

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1. Cake Batter Ice Cream

Source: food.com

Ice cream comes in a lot of different flavors, but there are many people who enjoy their ice cream with a little bit of cake mixed in. Similar to cookie dough ice cream, cake batter ice cream has chunks of cake batter throughout. You can have it by itself or even add a few toppings to it for some extra flavor.

Recipe from Food.

2. Red Velvet Waffles

Source: duncanhines.com

Skip making the simple, boring waffles for breakfast and try making red velvet waffles. They taste better and look a lot cooler than the typical breakfast waffles you make at home or buy from your local grocer.

Recipe from Duncan Hines.

3. Chocolate M&M's Cake Mix Cookies

Source: parentpretty.com

You can make a lot of different types of cookies using cake mix from a box. Even if you want something as simple as chocolate chip cookies, boxed cake is perfect for getting the job done because you can still enjoy delicious, soft cookies.

Recipe from Parent Pretty.

4. Snickers Chocolate Cake Mix Brownies

Source: kleinworthco.com

Chocolate brownies can be eaten for any occasion, special or not. The good thing is soft, warm brownies don't need to be mixed together using brownie mix. You can use boxed chocolate cake to make brownies for your birthday, barbecue, or other special occasion and throw in a couple Snickers bars!

Recipe from Kleinworth & Co.

5. Cake Batter Milkshake

Source: cookingclassy.com

Cake batter ice cream may not be exactly what you want, but a cake batter cake might be. This delicious dessert tastes just like a cake and can cure your sweet tooth in a matter of seconds.

Recipe from Cooking Classy.

6. Cake Batter Fudge

Source: food.com

Fudge comes in a lot of different flavors, so people shouldn't be surprised to find out that they can easily whip up cake batter fudge in their kitchen. This is perfect for fudge lovers who are always looking to try new, fun flavors of their favorite treat.

Recipe from Food.

7. Birthday Cake Pancakes

Source: seedatthetable.com

Pancakes are good for breakfast, but you may grow tired of using the same old recipe. When using boxed cake to make pancakes, the ideal choice would be a confetti cake. This batter makes breakfast fun by adding a bit of color to your meal.

Recipe from Seed at the Table.

8. Pumpkin Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

Source: withsaltandwit.com

Cinnamon rolls will never get old, as people eat them year round at pretty much any time of day. You may already have a recipe that you love, but it would be worth it to try making cinnamon rolls using cake mix. You may be surprised with how they turn out and even consider using cake mix going forward.

Recipe from With Salt and Wit.

9. Rice Krispy Treats

Source: bakedbyrachel.com

Rice Kripsy Treats are always going to be fun to make, but it is possible to bring them up to the next level of fun. For this sweet treat, a confetti cake mix is great for throwing in a bit of color and livening up this dessert.

Recipe from Baked by Rachel.

10. Cake Mix Donuts

Source: itsalwaysautumn.com

Doughnuts are great any time of day. If you ever find yourself craving a doughnut, but only have cake mix in your cabinet, you can easily use that to cure your hankering for a delicious, sweet doughnut.

Recipe from It's Always Autumn.

11. Cake Batter Dip

Source: iwashyoudry.com

Party dips can be made with tons of things, including cake mix. Cake batter dip isn't traditional, but it is just as good as any other dip you'll see being served at a party. This dip is ideal for a dessert and can be paired with graham crackers for dipping.

Recipe from I Wash You Dry.


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Kristina Byas is a Milwaukee native who has written for Female Intel, Shepherd Express, Scandalous Women and more. She suffers from a severe case of wanderlust and has difficulty purchasing items at full price. You can learn more about her by following her on Twitter: @KristinaByas

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