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Combine cake mix and club soda, bake according to package directions.
Source: From the Dr. Oz show with Hungry Girl. I did this and the cake came out VERY moist and quite yummy! I didn't miss the eggs or oil at all! You can eat this almost guilt free! This works with any type of cake mix - chocolate, white, yellow, whatever!
By Linda R. from Eustis, FL
Easy adult dessert, turn water into wine.
Total Time: 2 hours, including baking and cooling
Yield: 24 servings
While I prefer red wine, white wine will work as well. Voice of experience, do NOT try with creme de menthe or other high alcohol content liquids.
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I've come into about 80 boxes of cake mixes, mostly chocolate, a few white and a few yellow. I would welcome any ideas for these cake mixes besides the obvious. I had a great recipe for brownies using cake mix, but I lost it. They were delicious! I imagine they could be used for cookies, etc. but I am not an accomplished baker and really need some tips. Thanks ahead, and I will be anxiously waiting for your ideas and hints.
I love using cake mixes for cookies! The basics are as follows:
1 cake mix
You can also go to recipegoldmine(dot)com and look at their section for cake mix recipes. My favorite is Easy Lemon Bars. YUMMY!
Here's two I've used for years:
cake mix - your choice
1/3 c. oil
1/4 c. flour
Stir together to form dough. Spoon out onto cookie sheets. Bake at 350, 10-12 mins. Use your imagination to add nuts, coconut, chocolate chips, etc.
1 chocolate cake mix
1 large egg
1/2 (8 oz) container cool whip or other whipped topping
1 c. chopped pecans or other nuts
Combine the first three ingredients - stir well (batter will be sticky). Stir in nuts. Dust hands with powdered sugar and shape dough into small balls. Roll in powdered sugar and put 2 " apart on ungreased sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Wow, with that many cake mixes, it would pay you to get this book "The Cake Doctor" by Anne Byrn. It contains 150 recipes that use cake mixes. The ones I have tried are all excellent. Do you think you will get them used up by expiration date?
This is my favorite recipe using cake mix and it freezes beautifully.
Pumpkin pie cake
1 can pumpkin (29 oz)
1 can evaporated milk (12 oz)
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 package yellow cake mix
1 c. melted margarine
1 c. chopped nuts
beat all ingredients except cake mix, margarine and nuts.
Pour in a 9 x 13 pan sprinkle dry cake mix over pumpkin mixture. Pour melted margarine over cake mix and sprinkle with chopped nuts
And if you get tired of cake and cookies- make dessert waffles. Just mix up the cake batter as it calls for on the box and pour into a waffle iron. Top the cake waffles with fresh fruit (raspberries with chocolate cake is lovely) and ice cream or whipped cream. Fast, delicious, ... what more could you ask for in a dessert?
Easiest Cake Ever
just 4 ingredients
1 can crushed pineapple
1 can cherry pie filling
1 yellow cake mix (used dry right from box)
1 stick oleo, I, melt mine a little, easier to drizzle over top
In a 9x 13 pan, spread pineapple evenly, same with pie filling, Add dry cake mix, sprinkle evenly, last drizzle oleo over the top.
Bake 350 till golden about 25-30 minutes Good, easy, can be served with Cool Whip, on top Enjoy
1-8oz cool whip
2 boxes of cake mix - any flavor
Dump all 3 ingredients together and mix (batter will be thick and sticky). Use silverware spoon and scoop out small spoon fulls of batter on greased cookie sheet. Bake 375 for 9 minutes. I like them slightly under cooked. They freeze well.
Chocolate cake mix cookies- dip in white chocolate
Strawberry cake mix -- roll in powder sugar before you bake
Lemon cake mix -- roll in powder sugar before you bake
White cake mix -- mix in chocolate chips or dip in chocolate
Here's a recipe I posted on this website. I always keep several boxes of cake mixes and instant pudding for this one. It's soooo easy and sooooo good and moist! Even better with a scoop of ice cream on the side.
Easy Easy Pound Cake
1 box cake mix
1 small box instant pudding (not the fat free type)
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Mix all together with beaters and pour into greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-50 minutes (check with toothpick). Let cool in bundt pan for 20 minutes before inverting onto plate.
I received this recipe from my cousin Crystal about four weeks ago and have made about six of these, they're so good (and so easy). I've combined yellow cake/lemon pudding, lemon cake/vanilla pudding, yellow cake/vanilla pudding, caramel cake/vanilla pudding - all were very good and even better with a scoop of ice cream on the side. You can ice this cake if you want, but all I did was dust with powdered sugar.
You won't be disappointed!
I use this brownie recipe for the scouts potluck(I make 2 pans):
1 box cake mix, 2 eggs, 1/4 c oil, 1/4 c water, 1/4 c sugar- Mix the last 3 ingredients throughly and add eggs, Beat and stir in cake mix. Bake 350- 25 min 9x13 pan.
or Triple Fudge Brownies
1 small pkg instant pudding, 1 pkg cake mix , 6 oz chips 1/2 c nuts
Prepare pudding according to directions (with milk) add cake mix, Beat well stir in chips and nuts . use well greased 15x10 pan 350 30 minutes.
I also make Banana Bread
1 pkg cake mix (yellow or white) 1 egg 1/2 c milk 1 1/2 c mashed banana 1/2 c chopped nuts (opt) Makes 2 -8x4 loaf or 12 mini loaf. 350 40 min. Tastes like "hostess" .
Cake mix makes some yummy cinnamon buns (with yeast) Tastes like the box kind, do not get stale like homemade ones.
I'm a lazy cook, so my recipe is easy. Take box of yellow cake mix, put in large bowl. Melt one stick of margarine and add it with two eggs to cake mix. Add large can of peaches juice and all to mix. Put in 9x12 pan and bake till golden brown at 350 degrees. Serve warm with cool whip or ice cream. Tastes like peach cobbler.
Here is my favorite cookie recipe they are soft and great by themselves or make a cookie sandwich by putting your favorite icing or filling in between two cookies. You can also add choco chunks nuts etc. to make them special.
1 pkg. chocolate cake mix
3/4 cup shortening or veg oil
1 tablespoon milk
Mix together well.
Drop with spoon onto cookie sheet. They spread so give they room.
Bake ONLY 9 min. Allow to cool on pan they will be very soft. Firm when cool.
Large box Spice cake mix or any flavor you like.
15 oz pumpkin
1 cup chocolate chips
Mix and bake in muffin tins for twenty minutes at 350. Just make sure they spring back when you touch them.
Here is a link I found for cinnamon buns made from cake mix:
http://www.reci … amon-Rolls-97697
I am looking for cake recipes using white cake mix.
Amelia from Oak Grove, LA
Here's a couple I think you will enjoy.
Coconut Poke Cake
1 package white cake mix
1 can cream of coconut
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 package frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 package flaked coconut
Prepare and bake white cake mix according to package directions. Remove cake from oven. While still hot, using a utility fork, poke holes all over the top of the cake.
Mix cream of coconut and sweetened condensed milk together. Pour over the top of the still hot cake. Let cake cool completely then frost with the whipped topping and top with the flaked coconut. Keep cake refrigerated.
Strawberry Dream Cake
1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
1 1/2 cups frozen sweetened strawberries, pureed
12 ounces cream cheese
8 (1 ounce) squares white chocolate
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 pint sliced fresh strawberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 9 inch round cake pans. Make cake per directions except substitute the 1 1/2 cups of strawberries for the water and add 1 extra egg, (if cake mix calls for 2 eggs add 3), and 8 ounces of the cream cheese at room temperature. Beat well and pour into the prepared pans.
Bake at 350 degrees F for about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. A toothpick inserted in the center will not come out clean when this cake is done since it is so moist. Let cake cool fully before frosting.
To Make Frosting: Heat the heavy cream until just beginning to boil. Pour it over the white chocolate (chopped) and the remaining 4 ounces cream cheese. Mix well and let cool. Once cool fold into the whipped topping. Use to frost cooled cake and garnish with sliced fresh strawberries.
I got this from a Party center I used to work at. Be sure to only use 3/4 cup caramel Ice cream topping-otherwise it is too sweet! And, the no-fat kind is just fine!)
Jamie's Oatmeal Caramel Bars (from the Patrician Party Center!)
1 pkg. white cake mix
2 cups uncooked oatmeal
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup oil
3/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
Mix together cake mix, oatmeal and brown sugar. Stir in oil and egg; mix well.
Pat 1/2 of this dough mixture in a greased and floured 13x9 pan. Spread caramel topping over the crust in pan. Crumble the rest of the dough mixture evenly over the topping.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes
This isn't a recipe but it's yummy :-)
Just bake the plain white cake mix and place room temperature sliced canned peaches with a tiny bit of the syrup over each individual serving:
I like to slightly heat the cake and peaches in a bowl in the microwave with the leftovers :-)
I came up with this idea when I was about nine years old on my first time disastrous baking attempt of Peach Upside Down Cake that I burned but still wanted to impress my parents with dessert ;-) LOL!!!
For parties when I need a quick desert, In 8x8 inch pan put cherry pie filling or any kind in bottom, sprinkle white cake mix from box on top, dot with butter and nuts, bake till brown. The cherries come up through. Always get rave reviews.
Use a white cake to make "Jello Cake".
Make your white cake as directed in a 13x9 pan. When cooled, poke holes all over the top with a fork. Pour warm jello, any flavor you like. (mix with hot water as usual, only add 1/2 the cold water), all over the cake. Let chill. Add a layer of French Vanilla pudding, chill, then add a layer of cool whip. We use white cake because the color of the jello stands out better. If you use strawberry jello, add strawberrys to each piece when served, or peach, or cherry, etc. Really good in the summer time! Enjoy
I just picked up a leaflet at our Amish bulk food store to see how much mix to use per cake. The directions were:
3 1/2 c mix to 1 1/4 c water.
Add 3/4 c water to mix and cream 4 minutes. Add 1/2 c water and scrape bowl and mix until smooth. Bake at 375 for 18-20 mins. Makes two 8 inch layers.
One idea I had was to make a Black Forest cake by dumping a can of cherry pie filling on top and adding whipped cream to serve.
Another was to either make or buy some marshmallow cream and fixing your own Suzi Q's.
Except for the whipped cream, both ideas would be low fat. Hope this helps a little. Enjoy!!
Thanks for the great replies everyone!
I do now know from making a few cake-in-mug that for one mug cake you need 1/3 cup cake mix, 2 teaspoons veg oil & 1 egg white.
To make it interesting - cut up a couple of milky way mini's into about 8 slices into the center & microwave for 1 min to 1&1/2 mins.
Be carefull though!
The first one I did got nuked too long & the caramel in the candy boiled over!