Take your store-bought cake mix to the next level with these easy hacks. Store-bought cake mix, we love you. You’re fast and easy, and with an extra pinch of this or smidgen of that, you can look and taste like you were homemade. We've rounded up a bunch of genius cake mix hacks for quickly making delicious puddings, cakes, cookies and desserts when you just don't have the time or energy to start from scratch ... #CakeMixCheats #Cake #Baking #StoreBoughCake #Lifehacks #LifeHacksForBusyMothers

16 CHEAT CAKES YOU CAN MAKE FROM CAKE MIX THAT ACTUALLY TASTE DELICIOUS

HOW TO TAKE A BOX OF CAKE MIX AND MAKE A CAKE SO GOOD NOONE WILL GUESS IT’S FROM A MIX

Feeling too lazy to bake from scratch… or just not got enough time? Here is a list of cake mix treats. 16 cheater cake recipes for creating amazing cakes and baked goods using cake mix.

CHEAT CAKES FROM CAKE MIX

My mum has never let a cake mix into her house.

She’s a purist about baking.

I’m not sure she ever even bought bread until after I’d left home!

So I have to say I feel ever so slightly guilty about the very idea of using a cake mix.

But there are days when something has to give!

Plus, cheating to get some baking done gives you the time to be that bit more creative – as this fab collection of cake mix cheats shows …

Looking for cake mix cheats because you’re making a kids birthday party? One of our most popular posts is on great ideas for Kids Party Games plus our Kids Party Planning Tips post gets lots of love from the Mums Make Lists community.

Right, now back to those cheater cakes… get ready to start drooling… !!

CAKE MIX CHEATS ON VIDEO

Want to be able to see the cheater cakes on video? Take a look at the roundup on this little video I’ve made. All links are in the post below.

16 DELICIOUS CAKE MIX CHEATS

1. Momofuku Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Bars with Blueberries

These butter cake bars are melt-in-the-mouth delicious!

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Momofuku ooey gooey butter cake bars with blueberries… Bakers Royale

2. Marshmallow Stuffed White Chocolate Cupcakes

Crazy easy to make, these marshmallow stuffed cupcakes are the ultimate in decadence!!

Marshmallow stuffed white chocolate cupcakes recipe

Marshmallow Stuffed White Chocolate Cupcakes… Avery Cooks

3. Lemon Oreo Cheesecake Bars

I’m a huge fan of Oreos, they are so naughty but nice and add a little extra magic to these cheesecake bars!

Lemon Oreo Cheesecake Bars … Six Sisters on My Recipe Magic

4. Cake Mix Sandwich Cookie

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Cake mix sandwich cookies… The Lady Behind The Curtain

5. Soda Pop Cupcakes

These are the ultimate cheater cupcakes!! Who knew soda pop and cake mix could make such utter delicousness?!!

2 Ingredient Cherry Pop Cupcakes recipe

Soda Pop Cupcakes… Betty Crocker

6. Cherry Cobbler

Cherry Cobbler … Pint Sized Baker

7. Yellow Poppy Seed Cake

These poppy seed cakes are so hipster no-one would even think that they were cheater cakes in disguise!!

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Yellow Poppy Seed Cake… Pip and Ebby

8. Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Orange Creamsicle Cookies … Carrie This Home

9. Banana Foster Cookies

Banana Foster Cookies … One Tipsy Chick

10. Cake batter Crispy Treats

These crispy treats are so fun and frivolous, perfect for kids’ birthday parties!

Cake batter crispy treats recipe

Cake batter Crispy Treats…. How Sweet It Is

11. Decadent Fudge Bars

Decadent Fudge Bars … Northern Cottage

12. Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake

How retro is this pineapple upside down cake?!! And there’s no easier way to make it than using cake mix as a cheat!!

Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake … Yesterfood

13. Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

And just in case you want smaller pineapple upside down cakes… here you go, teeny tiny cheater cakes!!

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes … Melding Magic

14. Blueberry Spice Struesel Coffee Cake

Blueberry Spice Struesel Coffee Cake … Turnips 2 Tangerines

15. Magic Mug Cake

Magic Mug Cakes are absolutely perfect for kids to make. Plus they’re especially easy for them to make when the ingredients include cake mix!!

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Magic Mug Cake… The Monday Box

16. Peaches and Cream Cupcakes

Peaches and Cream Cupcakes … Domesblissity

I hope you find one of these to be the perfect cake mix for you and your family.

Just because time is short, it doesn’t mean you have to go without cake! Use any one of these 16 recipes to create cheater cakes that no-one will suspect are made from cake mix!!

Read more: 100 Scrummy Yummy Pancake Toppings Ideas

If you’re all about the easy in the kitchen, check out our Easy Meal Planning Hacks post. 

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Take your store-bought cake mix to the next level with these easy hacks. Store-bought cake mix, we love you. You’re fast and easy, and with an extra pinch of this or smidgen of that, you can look and taste like you were homemade. We've rounded up a bunch of genius cake mix hacks for quickly making delicious puddings, cakes, cookies and desserts when you just don't have the time or energy to start from scratch ... #CakeMixCheats #Cake #Baking #StoreBoughCake #Lifehacks #LifeHacksForBusyMothers

15 Comments

  1. Christine says:

    I just came across my Bananas Foster Cookies on this post! I’m sorry I didn’t find it sooner! Thanks so much for including them!

  2. Alexandra Stacey says:

    This is so helpful–so many options! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Cynthia Landrie says:

    I always have a box or two of cake mix in my pantry. I love this list – so many great choices. Thanks for linking got the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! So glad you are here!

  4. Sinea Pies says:

    What a yummy list! This was BY FAR the most viewed from last week’s Wonderful Wednesday blog hop. You, dear lady, are featured again! Yipee!

  5. Miz Helen says:

    Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipes with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Rachael Yerkes says:

    I’ve pinned this so I can come back to it when I’m in the mood for some baking. I’m so glad I found your post through the Strut Your Stuff link party.

  7. Thanks so much for including my Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes in your roundup! Great collection! I just added a new recipe for Fudgy Brownie Cake (sorry, it’s late, but it’s a new post).

  8. Danielle Miller says:

    Thanks for featuring my Chocolate cake!

  9. This is a great collection, Alice! Thanks for including my Pineapple Upside Down Cake! I’d love for you to link this up at Treasure Box Tuesday! 🙂

  10. Crystelle Boutique says:

    Wow!!! Who knew there were so many cake-mix recipes? I sure didn’t! What a great collection!!
    🙂
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  11. mothers shadow says:

    AWESOME list – great job! Stopping by from Crystelle Boutique. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  12. I love cheats! I always try to have a few boxed cake mixes on hand for those last minute desserts. Great roundup Thank you.

  13. Julia Klimek says:

    Mmmmmm! I need “cheats” because I am no baker! LOL! Thank you for this! I’m pinning and bookmarking! 🙂 Julia

  14. The Brick Castle says:

    That’s a fantastic resource – some amazing looking bakes there! Thank you 🙂

  15. Carrie from Carrie This Home says:

    These all look so delicious and easy! Thanks so much for featuring my Orange Creamsicle Cookies!

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