These White Cake Mix Recipes will show you just how easy it is to transform a regular boxed cake mix into moist, show stopping desserts. The best part is that they still taste like they were made completely from scratch!
Whether you need to throw together a quick and easy cake at the last minute or delicious cookies for a cookie swap or decadent donuts for breakfast, we have the perfect recipe for you. And, they all have one thing in common…they start with a simple box of white cake mix.
Boxed cake mix is probably one of the most underrated kitchen hacks but it’s the perfect way to quickly whip up sweet and decadent desserts. Add a few other simple ingredients and you’ll have bakery quality-desserts with little effort. Boxed mixes are not only easy and quick to work with but they taste just as good if not better than scratch recipes.
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Why We Love Cake Mix Recipes
By using a box mix, you cut down on the number of ingredients needed to make your dessert recipe.
White cake mixes act as a blank canvas for many different and creative types of recipes.
Easy cake mix recipes are a great way to teach kids how to bake.
No need to measure out dry ingredients; they’re already measured for you.
Easy Ways to Elevate the Flavors of Boxed Cake Mix
If a recipe that calls for you to make the cake according to package directions, here are a few ways to tweak it to give it a bakery-style makeover:
Extra eggs: To make your cake extra rich and moist, add 2 additional egg yolks to what the recipe calls for. For example, if the recipe calls for 2 eggs, you will use 2 eggs, plus 2 yolks.
Swap the water: Depending on the recipe, you can swap out the water in a box mix calls for with whole milk, non-dairy milk, juice or even soda.
Butter is better: Cakes mixes typically call for vegetable oil but why settle for oil with no taste? Replace the oil with melted butter in equal parts. Seriously, butter makes everything taste better, right?
Extra flavors: Cake mixes come already favored. Whether it’s a vanilla, chocolate or strawberry cake mix, use your imagination to enhance the flavors. Extra vanilla extract or other flavored extracts are a great choice. Citrus zest, cocoa powder, certain crushed candies or cookies, or even instant coffee granules can add a lot of extra flavors to a regular cake mix.
There are over 30 amazing recipes to choose from in this roundup. So, break out that box of cake mix in your pantry and give one of these amazing desserts a try!
Easy Recipes Using White Cake Mix
If you like rainbow themed food, these rainbow donuts are for you! With just 5 simple ingredients, these donuts will be your new favorite sweet treats. They may look too pretty to eat…but that didn’t stop us!
This Red White and Blue Poke Cake Recipe is a fun and festive dessert filled with patriotic colors. It’s an easy and deliciously moist cake that’s perfect for Memorial Day or Fourth of July festivities!
This delicious and easy Rainbow Cake is a fun and festive, color filled dessert. Starting from a cake mix, this cake can be made quickly. Different colored cake layers can be used or left out for a simple vanilla cake.
This super easy dessert only uses a few ingredients and is one of the most delicious recipes you’ll ever make! It uses cherry pie filling and a simple box of white cake mix for a tasty treat all year long.
This is an easy poke cake recipe that uses box cake mix. With an extra tangy and creamy Key lime filling and a whipped cream topping makes, it makes a great dessert for a baby shower, birthday party or just a sweet treat.
Peach cobbler with cake mix, aka peach dump cake, is a simple and delicious peach dessert that takes 5 minutes to assemble. On top of being delicious, it’s also one of the easiest cake recipes you’ll ever make.
Citrus Cake with Citrus Cream Cheese Frosting Easy Recipe
This moist and flavorful easy Citrus Cake recipe is filled with a combination of lemon, lime, and orange flavors. It takes a simple white cake batter and turns it into a beautiful cake that taste like it was made by a pastry chef!
Learn how to make this delicious Oreo drip cake using a box cake mix, chocolate sandwich cookies, a buttercream vanilla frosting and a white chocolate ganache drip. Made in round cake pans for the perfect layered cake, this step-by-step recipe makes a dessert that’s bakery worthy.
This simplified White Forest Cake will knock your socks off! It starts with white cake mix, white chocolate pudding mix, and cherries layered in a bundt pan, then it’s topped with homemade whipped cream frosting for the perfect finishing touch.
Easy Lemon Poke Cake has a nice balance of sweetness and bright citrus flavor. This Poke Cake is made with tender cake, lemon curd pudding and it’s topped with sweet, whipped topping or any of your favorite frosting recipes.
Ice cream cone cupcakes are an adorable dessert that make a fun party treat for any special occasion and it begins with a simple dry mix. Just follow the recipe instructions, pour batter into the cones and bake!
In the mood for a delicious Italian cream cake but not really in the mood to spend hours baking? This easy to make Italian Cream cake uses a boxed cake mix. The best part? It’s so decadent they’ll never know you didn’t make it from scratch!
Making cake mix cookies is super easy, but adding some sprinkles makes them even more fun! Confetti Cake Box Mix Cookies are great for holidays and their sweet flavor makes them the perfect treat for a quick and easy dessert.