9 Delicious Ways to Bake with a Box of Cake Mix

Make Cakes and More With These Recipes

Wondering what to do you do with all of those cake mixes you bought for a great price at your local warehouse club? You'll find some of the most popular cake recipes, and more, made with a cake mix listed below.
Want more ideas? Try these tips for a little cake mix magic.

  • 01 of 09

    Bacardi Rum Cake

    Bacardi Rum Cake Recipe

    The Spruce

    This is the most popular recipe on my site that begins with a cake mix. If you like rum, you'll enjoy this cake. It's one of those cakes that are perfect for mailing, too. Many of these cakes have gone overseas to American soldiers. The rum not only keeps the cake moist, but also prevents it from spoiling, too.

  • 02 of 09

    Pistachio Cake

    Pistachio cake

    James Baigrie / Photodisc / Getty Images

    Cool and green is the best way to describe this cake. Not only does it start with a cake mix, but the recipe, including the frosting, uses two boxes of instant pudding. If you love nuts, then you can add a lot to this recipe.

  • 03 of 09

    Pig Pickin' Cake a.k.a. Mandarin Orange Cake

    Orange Turmeric Cake

    Lizzie Moult / StrayedTable.com

    A lot of people grew up with this cake. It's a very light and creamy cake.

  • 04 of 09

    Cherry Dump Cake

    Cherry Dump Cake

    Kristina Vanni

    This pretty pink cake brings the flavors of cherry and almond together in an easy dump cake. Angel food cake mix, cherry pie filling, almond extract, and sliced almonds are combined in the cake pan and baked. Cut into squares and top with whipped cream.

    Continue to 5 of 9 below.
  • 05 of 09

    Piña Colada Cake

    Pina Colada Cake

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Don't let the name fool you; you won't get tipsy from this cake. It has all of the delicious pina colada flavor without the rum!

  • 06 of 09

    Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    Pineapple Upside Down Cake
    Brian Hagiwara / Getty Images

    It's a very moist cake. If you like pineapple, you'll like this cake.

  • 07 of 09

    Pumpkin Dump Cake

    Pumpkin Dessert

    MOIRENC Camille / hemis.fr / Getty Images

    Dump cakes use the cake mix in a different way. The cake mix is sprinkled on top of the other ingredients. Then something wet like melted butter is poured on top of the mix. Once baked, the cake mix turns into a crust.

  • 08 of 09

    Peach Cobbler

    Peach Cobbler With Cream

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Here's a recipe for a cobbler using a cake mix.

    Continue to 9 of 9 below.
  • 09 of 09

    Cake Mix Muffins

    Apple Bacon Muffins

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    There were only four ingredients in this simple recipe for Easy Smeezy Apple Muffins using a cake mix.