Cake Mix Cake and Dessert Recipes

Dozens of Desserts and Cakes That Start With a Cake Mix

Praline Frosted Brownies
Praline Frosted Brownies. Diana Rattray

Cake mix recipes are easy to mix up and decorate, and you won't have a big mess to clean up afterward. Here are more than 5 dozen cake mix recipes, including cake mix desserts, snack cakes, cake mix upside-down cakes, cookies,  coffee cakes, and layer cakes. Scroll down to see all of the cakes, then use the link at the bottom of the page for many more cake mix recipes.

Luscious Lemon Sour Cream Cake Lemon and sour cream give fabulous flavor and texture to this easy cake mix Bundt cake.

Dust the cake with powdered sugar or use a lemon or vanilla glaze.

Easy Blueberry Cake​​ ​There's cream cheese in the batter of this most blueberry cake. This cake starts with a cake mix and it's made with canned blueberries.

Easy Strawberry Shortcut Cake This delicious strawberry cake is made with a yellow cake mix, strawberry gelatin and fresh strawberries, and miniature marshmallows.

Easy Zucchini Carrot Cake A carrot cake mix makes this a quick and easy cake to prepare and bake. Frost this cake with cream cheese icing or dust with powdered sugar.

Easy Southern Chess Squares or Bars Made With a Cake Mix Cake mix, cream cheese, and eggs are all it takes to make these moist squares.

Lemon Cheese Bars Lemon juice, coconut, and cream cheese are added to a package of cake mix to create these delicious little bars.

Sock-It-To-Me Bundt Cake​​ ​An unexpected cinnamon and brown sugar filling makes this delicious sour cream cake a great coffee cake or dessert cake.

Better Than Sex Cake - This naughty over-the-top cake is a popular novelty cake. Chocolate cake is made with a mix and then topped with a number of ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, candy bars, and whipped topping. 

Easy Red Velvet Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting​​​ A devil's food cake and red food coloring make this the easiest red velvet cake ever.

Use the homemade cream cheese frosting or a purchased tub of frosting.

Quick Peanut Butter Cupcakes These cupcakes are made with a cake mix and peanut butter, frosted with a mixture of ready to spread frosting and chunky peanut butter.

Quick Apple Dessert A 1-layer cake mix (or half of a 2-layer mix) is used to make this coconut apple dessert. Ingredients include coconut, cinnamon, yellow cake mix, butter, and apple pie filling. What could be easier?

Blueberry Yogurt Cake A white cake mix is elevated with the addition of blueberries, blueberry yogurt, and orange juice concentrate.

Easy Rum Eggnog Cake This is an excellent cake for the holidays and a cake mix makes it a snap to fix. The rum glaze is the perfect finishing touch.

Easy Fruitcake This fruitcake starts with a spice cake and lemon pudding mix, with apricot nectar, apricot brandy, dates, and candied fruits, and nuts.

Quick and Easy Coffee Cake This coffee cake is easy to make, with a box of white cake mix, melted butter, sugar, cinnamon, and pecans.

Sour Cream Coconut Cake A delicious coconut cake made with a butter flavor cake and a sour cream coconut frosting.

German Chocolate Upside Down Cake This delicious cake is made with German chocolate cake mix, coconut, pecans, cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar.

Suzi's Strawberry Soda Pop Cake  A unique cake from Suzi, made with strawberry cola, cake mix, strawberry-flavored gelatin, and whipped topping.

Strawberry Rhubarb Dump Cake An easy no-mix cake from Betty, made with fresh rhubarb, cake mix, strawberry gelatin, and butter.

Kitty Litter Cake A cute novelty cake shared on our forum. This "cake" is made with German chocolate cake mix, cookies, white cake mix, pudding mix, candy, and accessories to make it look like a litter box.

Semi-Homemade Cherry Cake  This easy cake is made with cake mix and cherry pie filling. The cherry pie filling is swirled through cake batter before baking.

Chantilly's Simple Sweet Potato Bundt Cake  This cake mix recipe is made with a French vanilla cake mix, eggs, sweet potato pie filling, brown sugar, and chopped pecans. This one was shared on our forum.

Pina Colada Cake A delicious pina colada cake with yellow cake mix, pudding mix, cream of coconut, rum, eggs, pineapple, and other ingredients.

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake This upside-down snack cake recipe starts with a 1-layer white cake mix; other ingredients include fresh rhubarb, butter, and red food coloring.

Sweet Southern Coconut Cake This great cake was shared on our forum. Ingredients include white cake mix, cream of coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and coconut.

Chocolate Fudge Cherry Cake  These bars are made with devil's food cake mix and cherry pie filling, and a frosting made with chocolate chips, sugar, and butter.

Chocolate Brownies with Praline Topping This recipe uses a brownie mix, baked with a topping layer made with brown sugar, butter, eggs, and pecans.

Tropical Bundt Cake With Pineapple Coconut Topping This fabulous Bundt cake is made with a crushed pineapple and coconut topping.