5 Things to Make with Cake Mix

Use boxed cake mix to whip up quick and tasty cookies, pancakes and crumble bars — or whip up your own homemade cake mixes.

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Cake-Mix Mint-Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

These are big, chewy and fudgy cookies with just enough mint to cut the richness. They will puff in the oven and settle as they cool.

Get the Recipe: Cake-Mix Mint Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Cake-Mix Ice Cream Sundae Cake

This ice cream cake is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. You can add the sundae toppings before serving, or put them out in bowls to let each person customize his or her own slice.

Get the Recipe: Cake-Mix Ice Cream Sundae Cake

Cake-Mix Blueberry Pancakes

These pancakes are fluffy and a bit sweeter than usual, which makes them a perfect match for the tart lemony-blueberry sauce spooned on top. Blueberries can vary in texture and water content, so feel free to adjust the consistency of the sauce with either a few extra minutes of cooking time to thicken it or a few extra tablespoons of water to thin it.

Get the Recipe: Cake-Mix Blueberry Pancakes

Apple-Cinnamon Crumble Bars

These very simple but impressive bars use boxed cake mix for the base, have streusel on top and sandwich apple butter in between for a sweet snack that's not too sugary.

Get the Recipe: Apple-Cinnamon Crumble Bars

Cake-Mix Cranberry-Orange Muffins

Our tasters went nuts for these muffins –– they're moist, fragrant and put big old bakery muffins to shame. The orange zest in the glaze kicks up the orange flavor without adding extra acidity.

Get the Recipe: Cake Mix Cranberry Orange Muffins