10 Cake Mix Recipes

10 cake mix recipes with lemon cookies , strawberry cookies , cinnamon rolls , and a lemon cupcake

Looking for easy, delicious, and time-saving recipes? Look no further! Our collection of 10 cake mix recipes are not only better than homemade, but they’ll also save you time and effort. With just a few added ingredients, these cake mixes can create mouth-watering cakes, cookies, and even cinnamon rolls. Say goodbye to complicated baking and hello to effortless desserts with these must-try recipes.

If you have an older recipe that calls for a cake mix it most likely calls for a cake mix that was 18.25 Oz. In recent years the cake mix industry has shrunk down the amount of cake mix to 15.25 oz. All of my recipes have been developed with the smaller cake mixes in mind. If they ever shrink the amount again  I will have to adjust the recipes .  I adore using cake mixes , it is a quick and easy way to make a wonderful dessert in a short amount of time with the least amount of ingredients .  One of my biggest tips for beginner bakers is bake a box mix as directed and then make a homemade frosting. This will fool anymore into thinking you spent hours in the kitchen. Below I will share 10 of my favorite cake mix recipe in no particular order. To find the complete recipe tap on the name of the recipe.

10 Cake Mix Recipes :

Lemon crunch cookies on a white plate with a lemon wedge and mint leaf sitting on a table next to a blue napkin

Lemon Crunch Cookie 

Indulge in these deliciously moist and fluffy lemon crunch cookies, topped with a creamy lemon cream cheese frosting that will leave your taste buds tingling. With a delicate cake like texture and a burst of lemon flavor in every bite, these cookies are the perfect treat for any lemon lover. The crowning glory  is a crunchy lemon topping that adds a satisfying contrast of textures. This is the ultimate cookie for the lemon lovers in your life . For the complete recipe tap HERE

one piece of coconut poke cake on a round plate with a bite taken out of it .

Coconut Poke Cake 

This cool and creamy Coconut Poke Cake starts with a simple white cake and then drenched with sweet coconut pudding. Topped off with a coconut flavored whipped  topping and flaked coconut. We love pudding poke cakes at my house and this one right here is no exception. For the full recipe tap HERE


a white wedding cake cupcake on a grey table with pearl sprinkles. One up front and 5 in the background

Wedding Cake Cupcake


A wedding cake cupcake is like having all the flavors of a fluffy sweet wedding cake in a cupcake and having it anytime you want. These are light and airy with a slight almond flavor , the frosting is creamy and is a perfect compliment to all of the flavors. These are my go to cupcakes for all events like birthdays , showers and parties , they are always a big hit. Check them out HERE


a slice of holy caramel cow cake on a white plate with the whole cake in the background

Holy Caramel Cow Cake

This is honestly my go to cake I make for every occasion at my house. This is the one dessert my whole family will eat. The cake is chocolate and full of caramel . It is served cold so it has a nice cool and creamy texture . Topped with Twix and more caramel and chocolate sauce this is the ultimate treat. Check out the full recipe HERE

Strawberry cake in a blue baking dish with whipped cream and fresh strawberries on top

Strawberry Delight Ice Box Cake 

This is super easy and starts with your favorite boxed strawberry cake mix , It’s what you do with this plain old cake is what will knock your socks off .Poking giant holes in this warm cake and letting the condensed milk seep into it makes this rich sponge like. It is topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries making for a beautiful and delicious cake. Check out the full recipe HERE


a stack of strawberry crinkle cookies with a bite taken out of the top cookies

Strawberry Crinkle Cookies 

These four ingredient strawberry crinkle cookies are sweet , chewy and perfect for strawberry lovers. Using a cake mix makes these cookies super simple and they come together quickly.  Coating the cookie dough with powdered sugar makes a beautiful crinkle effect that gives these cookies a fancy feel. These are perfect for any occasion and will satisfy the strawberry lovers in your life. Tap HERE for the full recipe.

a cake mix cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting with a bite taken out of it.

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls start with a yellow cake mix and make the softest and billowy cinnamon rolls ever. This recipe is honestly better than the 100’s of from scratch recipes I have tried. Full of cinnamon flavor and drenched with a homemade cream cheese frosting these are the best cinnamon rolls ever. Tap HERE for the full recipe.

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream cheese frosting 

These cupcakes are light and airy and bursting with lemon flavor. The cake is so tender it literally melts in your mouth, Then topping with a rich and decadent lemon cream cheese frosting these are the perfect dessert for any occasion .  Tap HERE for the full recipe

Pink champagne cupcakes with pink pearl sprinkles on a whiter platter with raspberries.

Pink Champagne Cupcakes

These are light and fluffy with a slightly different flavor that you can’t put your finger on. Well, it is the champagne !! These are light and airy and are topped with a homemade cream cheese frosting. Tap HERE for the full recipe.

Pumpkin cupcakes with maple buttercream frosting with sprinkle pop sprinkles on top in blues , orange and cream

Pumpkin Cupcakes with maple buttercream frosting 

These Pumpkin cupcakes  are moist and full of fall flavors then topped with a maple buttercream frosting . These are super simple to make because they are started with a yellow cake mix . They are perfect anytime of year because especially the fall and into the holiday season. Click HERE for the complete recipe


Baking necessities :

  • Parchment paper -everything bakes better on parchment paper . I bake all of my cookies on it
  • Quality Baking Sheet -click here for my favorite
  • Good quality cookie scoops -tap HERE for my favorite
  • Whisks
  • Rubber spatulas
  • Hand Mixer –
  • Stand up mixer – My kitchen Aid is my work horse. I even use the dough hook to knead the dough on recipes like the cinnamon rolls . If you really want one and don’t want to pay full price my advice is look to buy a used one , I have seen a ton a Facebook Market place. Also they typically go on sale for Black Friday and Christmas . I bought my heavy duty 6QT mixer on a Black Friday sale.


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