These Are The Desserts You Can Make Using Boxed Cake Mixes
Making dessert just got easier.
If you were planning¬†on¬†baking a cake but either never got around to it¬†or just don't have the ingredients, you're in luck. You can hack that¬†boxed cake mix and make something with it other than just cake!¬†Just like you can hack a pancake mix to make mini doughnuts or a¬†brownie mix to make cookies instead of brownies, a boxed cake mix¬†can be a versatile ingredient in your kitchen, too.¬†
What¬†can you do with boxed cake mix?¬†¬†
You can make other desserts¬†using a box of cake mix. Here are genius ways to hack that boxed cake mix into something else:¬† ¬†
1¬†Make it into pancakes.¬†
Use¬†that boxed cake mix¬†and make these pancakes instead. The best news is that these cake batter pancakes work with¬†any boxed cake mix you have so you can have red velvet cake pancakes, banana¬†cake batter pancakes, or even a¬†basic yellow cake batter pancake. Choose your cake mix and this pancake breakfast¬†will make your morning better.¬†¬† ¬†¬†
2¬†Whip up some chocolate pudding.¬†¬†
You don't need to use up the entire box of cake mix to make this easy¬†chilled dessert. This no-bake idea is a perfect way to make a dessert that¬†doesn't require¬†any special equipment. A bit of chocolate cake mix¬†can be transformed into this chocolate pudding but if you have other cake mix flavors, give it a try.¬† ¬†
3¬†Make treats made with cereal.¬†
If¬†you have a box of cereal, why not make it into a dessert like these rice crispy treats? These are made with puffed rice but really, any cereal would work with this sticky sweet recipe. Plus, it's a no-bake recipe.
Just remember to store these in an airtight container to preserve that crunch!¬†¬†
4¬†Upgrade it into a yema cake.¬†
Yema cakes are easy to make from scratch but why bother with¬†more ingredients when¬†you can make it with less? That's really what the boxed cake mix is for. If you are actually looking to make a cake, why not make this easy yema cake recipe that will trigger your nostalgic side and make this¬†buttery cake instead? Some grated cheese, liberally shaved, would not be odd on top of this cake!¬†
5¬†Make cupcakes and stuff it.¬†¬† ¬†
Sometimes a cake isn't what you're looking to make. If a cake is too intimidating to make, maybe the smaller cupcake is the¬†easier cake recipe to try.
Try these decadent peanut butter cupcakes made with cake batter.¬†These are stuffed with a simple peanut butter cup but you can press any candy in the batter! Caramel squares, chocolate candies, or even a simple dollop of peanut butter into the center before covering it with cake batter can be the difference¬†between an ordinary and an extraordinary tasting dessert.¬†
6 Make cookies!¬†¬†
Cookies¬†are easy and delicious handheld desserts¬†that anyone will enjoy. If you're craving some cookies but only have cake mix, here's how you can hack that box into perfect¬†cookies:¬†
- 1 Mix 1 box cake mix, 2 large eggs, and 1/4 cup vegetable oil in a large bowl. Stir in any mix-ins (chocolate chips, chopped nuts, candy-coated chocolate, crushed potato chips, etc) you desire¬†before scooping balls of the cookie dough onto baking sheets.¬†
- 2 Bake in a preheated oven at 350¬†degrees F (180 degrees C) for about 12 minutes or until just slightly firm on top if underbaked. Cool on a¬†wire rack and serve with fresh milk!¬†¬†¬†