We love a shortcut, especially when the end result is something mouthwateringly delicious. From pancakes and cookies to waffles and fudge, all you need to whip up these yummy creations is a box of cake mix (plus a few kitchen staples). And don’t worry—these recipes look and taste like the real deal, meaning that no one (not even your mother-in-law) will guess that they weren’t made from scratch. Sweet.
15 Weird but Wonderful Ways to Use Cake Mix
Cake Batter Dip
So much fun(fetti).
Cake Batter Cookies
Serve with a glass of cold milk, or make 'em into the prettiest ice-cream sandwiches.
Easy Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
Whip up a batch of these beauties when you want to impress guests but are short on time.
Cake Batter Fudge
The sweetest party favor treat.
Cake Mix Cookies
The opportunities are endless.
Cake Mix Pancakes
Red velvet for breakfast? Count. Us. In.
Skinny Confetti Cake Batter Milkshakes
The spiral sprinkle glasses are actually surprisingly easy to make. (And don't they look cute?)
Cake Mix Doughnuts
Cronuts? Yawn. This is the combo we’ve been waiting for.
Pumpkin Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls
These babies need to be prepped the night before, but they’re totally worth the extra effort.
Lazy Cookie Bars
Chewy, gooey bites of deliciousness.
Cake Batter Ice Cream
A no-churn treat the whole family will love.
Four-ingredient Lemon Cookies
They’re light and airy, so it’s fine to eat five.