These Easy Baked Goods All Start with Cake Mix
With flour, baking powder, and baking soda all in short supply, what’s a baker to do? The grocery store’s baking aisle (or possibly your pantry) holds the secret to delicious baked goods. Put that box of cake mix to use to make everything from cakes (naturally) to brownies, cookies, and fudge. No flour? No problem.
1. Easy Banana Pudding Cake
There’s nothing more comforting than a classic Southern dessert. Banana pudding flavor comes through in every layer, from the spongy cake layers to the whipped cream cheese frosting, and crumbles of Nilla Wafers. Besides, we know you’ve got a speckled banana just waiting to be baked.
Get the recipe: Easy Banana Pudding Cake
2. Heart-Shaped Vanilla Cupcakes
We all could use a little love right now. Use any flavor cake mix that you have on hand to make these adorable bite-sized treats. Achieve the special shape with a simple trick — no special equipment required.
Get the recipe: Heart-Shaped Vanilla Cupcakes
3. Rhubarb Coffee Cake
Light and fluffy coffee cake is the ultimate breakfast treat. Layer sweet, jammy rhubarb between layers of batter and top with cinnamon crumble.
Get the recipe: Rhubarb Coffee Cake
6. Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake
When you’re in the mood to bake but have had your fill of cookies and quick breads, make a spring cake. Tart stalks of pink rhubarb are given an upside-down treatment that’s pretty enough to make you forget you’ve been housebound all spring.
Get the recipe: Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake
7. Easy Cake Mix Cookies
Craving cookies but have no plain flour on hand? Use practically any flavor cake mix for after homeschool treats. Coat cookies in sprinkles for funfetti treats, dot red velvet cookies with white chocolate chips, or add cream cheese for gooey butter cookies. With lemon or chocolate cake mix on hand you can make powdered sugar-coated crinkle cookies.
Get the recipes: Easy Cake Mix Cookies
8. 4-Ingredient Funfetti Fudge
All the best parts of a cupcake — made candy-style! You may already have all 4 pantry ingredients on hand to make this sweet fudge treat.
Get the recipe: 4-Ingredient Funfetti Fudge
9. Strawberry Brownies
Pretty pink fruit-flavored cake mix is made into gooey, chewy brownies. Top with swirls of tangy cream cheese frosting and a shower of sprinkles.
Get the recipe: Strawberry Brownies