“Ain’t life grand?” That’s exactly what I think to myself when I remember there’s cake mix in the pantry. It always happens when I’m having a near-insane craving.
I pull open the pantry door and there is the cake mix, looking so seductive, tucked behind boxes of pasta. “YAY!” I exclaim, clutching the small cardboard box and thanking the stars that I went Grocery Shopping While Hungry. (GSWH, they call it… Okay, I made that up, but let’s make GSWH a thing!)
The great thing about cake mix recipes is there’s so much more you can do with it than that beautiful looking cake shown on the box. After all, some of the best desserts are just a remix of cake mix and all the toppings we love – fruit, chocolate, pudding, vanilla, frosting.
My latest obsession is anything strawberry-flavored. It’s the perfect flavor for early summer, and the pink color looks so adorable! It brings a little excitement to potlucks or just regular dessert binging.
Need proof? I scoured the internet for the most fascinating cake mix recipes. Fair warning: you will want to make every single one of these, so maybe avoid GSWH after reading this list. I might have already made them all. I might be eating all of these right now. (I wish.)
This blog post is part of our Link Love series, where we give some love to bloggers we admire.
Link Love: 17 Cake Mix Recipes to Kickstart Summer
- Death By Chocolate Poke Cake
- Funfetti Gooey Bars – Perfect for birthday parties!
- Gooey Red Velvet Brownie Cake
- Gooey Magic Cake Bars
- Holy Cow Cake – Basically famous. It’s a Butterfinger cake!
- 4-Ingredient Caramel Apple Dump Cake
- Shirley Temple Dump Cake
- Crazy Simple Cake Mix Snickerdoodles
- Texas Cobbler
- Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Strawberry Lemonade Poke Cake from No. 2 Pencil
- Chocolate Banana Bread from Pretty Providence
- Strawberry-Lime White Chocolate Gooey Bars from Mom On Timeout
- Cookies n’ Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies from Kevin & Amanda’s Recipes
- Gooey Chocolate Spoon Cake by The Country Cook
- Cake Batter Milkshakes by Cooking Classy
- Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies by Sally’s Baking Addiction
- 10 Reasons Why Cake Mix is Amazing
- Cake Mix Cookie Recipes
- 10 Fun Recipes With Cake Mix – Free eCookbook