You’d never guess these recipes started with a box of store-bought cake mix! Those box cake mixes are good for more than just a plain yellow cake.

Whip up an amazing cake with these doctored up box cake mix recipes that make amazing store-bought quality cakes!

This is where my 10 Tricks To Make a Box Cake Mix Taste Homemade can help you make an easy cake recipe into something totally exciting!

35+ Easy Cakes That Start With A Box Cake Mix

A doctored up cake mix and other store bought ingredients makes this Heath Bar Cake super easy to make and a complete hit every time!
Heath Bar Cake
Made from a doctored-up cake mix and a few simple store-bought ingredients, this easy Heath bar cake recipe is ready in just 30 minutes.
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Easy Peach Potluck Cake should be called the Disappearing Potluck Cake! When you make this easy, light and fluffy peach cake with a whipped cream vanilla frosting, your family and friends won’t be able to resist!
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This Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is the most delicious and easy dump cake recipe you’ll ever try! Made with only 4-ingredients - just dump all the ingredients into a baking pan, bake and eat! #dumpcake #cake #dessert #cherry #allthingsmamma |
Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake
This Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is the most delicious and easy dump cake recipe you’ll ever try! Made with only 4-ingredients - just dump all the ingredients into a baking pan, bake and eat!
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Caramel Apple Poke Cake
Caramel Apple Poke Cake is an easy to make, decadent cake that is perfect for a potluck, office party, or a picnic! This delicious caramel apple potluck cake will impress your friends and satisfy any sweet tooth!
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7UP Cake Recipe
7UP Cake Recipe
For a moist and flavorful bundt cake try this 7UP Cake Recipe the next time you need an easy and delicious cake recipe from a box mix!
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What I love most about this Jello Poke Cake is that it looks incredibly impressive, but it’s actually incredibly easy to make!
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chocolate cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting
Chocolate Cupcakes (From a Doctored Cake Mix)
For super moist chocolate cupcakes, try this Chocolate Cupcakes (from a doctored cake mix) recipe. It really does make the absolute best chocolate cupcakes! Top with my homemade buttercream frosting and chocolate shavings.
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Coconut Rum Cake
This Coconut Rum Cake adds even more Caribbean flavor to the classic cake recipe with the sweet infusion of coconut and a buttery glaze.

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I love that this cake is perfect for almost any occasion. We’ve served it for birthdays or casually with a cup of coffee. It’s light and fluffy because it doesn’t have a rich frosting.
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Peach Dump Cake
This Peach Dump Cake Recipe is a quick and easy dessert that only includes 3 ingredients! Canned peaches, yellow cake mix, and butter are all you need to make this delicious dessert a smashing hit!
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German Chocolate Poke Cake
This German Chocolate Poke Cake takes the classic dessert recipe to a whole new level with a tender chocolate cake soaked in sweetened condensed milk and topped with a rich chocolate ganache and sweet coconut pecan frosting!
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Our Lemon Blueberry Bread recipe is easy to make quick bread! It turns out so creamy and moist and is perfect for a morning snack with coffee or a light and delicious dessert.
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Coconut Cream Cake
This vintage cake uses a box cake mix as the base - to keep it easy! It is then filled with cream of coconut and topped with Cool Whip and sweetened shredded coconut. It's one of the best easy cake recipes I know!!
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Easy Strawberry Banana Poke Cake
Refreshing Summer Poke Cake!
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This Cherry Poke Cake recipe is perfect for your spring gatherings. The red color, moist cake and fluffy marshmallow topping make it a great dessert for Easter or your patriotic summer holidays.
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Ooey Gooey Butter Cake
Ooey Gooey Butter Cake!  This sweet treat made from a box cake mix is a classic dessert made popular by Paula Deen but originated in St. Louis - made with just a few ingredients, it's one of the easiest cake recipes around!
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Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake
Made with a yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding, light whipped topping, fresh strawberries, and pineapples, this pineapple cake is the perfect, easy summer-time treat with a tropical twist!

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Easy Coffee Cake
Easy Coffee Cake – A delicious and easy coffee cake made with a doctored-up yellow cake mix and filled and topped with crumbly, buttery cinnamon streusel!
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This quick and easy pumpkin dump cake is your next go-to fall dessert. Dump cakes recipes are so versatile and are perfect for serving a crowd or whipping up a quick dessert to feed your family as a treat. An easy pumpkin recipe that is a no-fail recipe. Just mix, dump, and bake. It's that easy. 
Pumpkin Dump Cake
Pumpkin Dump Cake is your next go-to pumpkin fall dessert. 
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Sock It To Me Cake
This Southern Sock It To Me Cake recipe pairs a moist and buttery cake texture with a cinnamon brown sugar pecan swirl that is to die for! The vanilla glaze brings it all together perfectly!
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blackberry dump cake
You will make this easy blackberry dump cake over and over again! It’s tastes like an blackberry cobbler with cake mix, and so easy to make!
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Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Curd Buttercream
Super moist layers of lemony cake are frosted in an amazing homemade buttercream flavored with lemon curd & fresh lemon zest in this Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Curd Buttercream
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This apple dump cake is the easiest dump cake recipe, with three basic ingredients. If you are looking for an easy fall dessert, this recipe is just that.  Tender bits of apple in every bite covered with a spiced cake that is delicious, down to the last bite. An easy apple dessert you can whip up any time of day. #apple #dessert #dumpcake #falldessert #appledessert #easydesserts|
Apple Dump Cake
The best Apple Dump Cake! Apple Pie meets apple cake with only 3 ingredients. Simple cake mix recipe in under an hour!
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Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake
With its rich & chocolaty cake layers frosted with a fresh raspberry buttercream, you certainly cannot go wrong with this crowd-pleasing Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake for your next party or celebration
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Not Your Grandma’s Red Velvet Cake
Red Velvet Marble Cake with Red Velvet Oreo Cream Cheese Bavarian Filling. A mouthful to say but EPIC all the same.
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Lemon-Pineapple Poke Cake
Lemon-Pineapple Poke Cake is the perfect dessert for potlucks! and family gatherings. A moist lemon cake with sweet pineapple and lots of whipped topping, you won’t be able to resist a slice or two!
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Pumpkin Caramel Poke Cake
Pumpkin Caramel Poke Cake!!  Made from a doctored up cake mix, filled with jarred caramel sauce and topped with an easy homemade cream cheese frosting - you're going to love this easy, moist cake recipe!
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Root Beer Float Cake
This Root Beer Float Cake is a vanilla and chocolate marbled cake with a layer of chocolate cream and a root beer whipped cream.
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Pistachio Cake
This Pistachio Cake recipe is a super easy dessert! Made with 7up soda and pudding, so it turns out so moist and tender, and baked in a bundt pan for a beautiful presentation.
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Dr Pepper Cherry Cake
This old fashioned cake gets a new spin with the addition of Dr. Pepper Cherry!
White Raspberry Poke Cake
White Raspberry Poke Cake tastes just like white wedding cake but is so much easier to make!
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pineapple angel food cake
This amazing pineapple angel food cake recipe is so easy to throw together in just moments using pantry staples! It’s the perfect go-to recipe when you’re out of time but still want to create something impressive!
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Blueberry Dump Cake
This Blueberry Dump Cake is the most delicious and easy dump cake recipe you'll ever try! Just dump all the ingredients into a pan, bake and eat!
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tres leche cake
This classic Mexican cake is named for the three milks in the soaking liquid. The “three milks” used are evaporated and sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream.
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Coconut Cream Cupcakes with Homemade Buttercream Frosting
Coconut Cream Cupcakes with Homemade Buttercream Frosting
Check out these semi-homemade Coconut Cream Cupcakes! Made from a doctored up cake mix and topped with homemade buttercream frosting...easy AND delicious!
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About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.


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