7 Box Cake Mix Hacks That Taste Like They Came From A Bakery

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Box Cake Mix Hacks?

What exactly am I talking about?

Well it’s when you’re looking to bake something amazing but just don’t think you have the time or budget? I’ve got your back.

Make a coffee, and I’ll share my favorite cake mix hacks with you.  

Every one of these recipes starts with a cake mix as a base!  

Now if you think that homemade from scratch is the only way to go, I used to think that too. 

But you know what?

I’ve been converted.  

Cake mixes have really changed overtime and there are some amazing products out there!

In the beginning, try a couple of different brands to start with.  

cartoon woman holding cake in red and white polka dot dress with 4 images of cake mix hack recipes on the bottom

I’ve found that the house brands (like President’s Choice here in Canada) are amazing! Likewise Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker.

Cake mix recipes have really gone mainstream too.  How many times do you see a video for post for cake mix cookies?

I started to develop these cake mix hacks a few years ago and was surprised at how wonderful and moist our Starbucks Lemon Loaf Cake turned out.

lemon loaf pound cake slices close up with lemon glaze frosting, box cake mix hacks

Likewise my Pineapple Upside Down Cake

piece of pineapple upside down cake on blue plate with slice of pineapple and maraschino cherry on top, box cake mix hacks

And just recently, these amazing Lemon Brownies!

duncan hines lemon cake mix recipes stack of lemon brownies

I did say that cake mixes are easy on the budget too, didn’t I? I find that at certain times of the year, many stores put their cake mixes on sale for $1 or less!

So if you have the space, stock up on several of your favorite brands, and experiment with new ones.  You won’t know unless you try, right?

How to Improve Box Cake Mix Hacks FAQs

How can I make my box cake mix better?

We enhance the flavours a number of ways.  In our chocolate brownie recipe we add chocolate chips.  In the lemon loaf recipe we add lemon pudding.

three chocolate brownies stacked with parchment paper in between

Can I add milk to a cake mix?

Absolutely! Milk, even light cream is a great cake mix hack that will give you a richer tasting cake. 

biscotti standing in a small box with a jute and lace ribbon, box cake mix hacks

What can I use instead of oil in a box cake mix?

There are a number of different hacks for replacing oil in cake mix! We’ve tried and had success with butter, applesauce, yogurt, sour cream to name a few. 

So are you ready?

Let’s put these box cake mix hacks into practice and turn out some delicious desserts!

Cake Mix Hacks for Bakery Style Results

We love easy, and want to share these amazing dessert recipes with you! The simplicity of a loaf cake, biscotti, brownies, an upside down cake, and yummy muffins. All for you to enjoy!

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Judy Kahansky is an experienced writer and baker, creating delicious desserts (including pie!) for over 40 years. She loves to take classic and vintage recipes and update them to fit the busy lives of her readers. When not baking, Judy and her husband Mark are passionate golfers, travelers and dog lovers, spending as much time as they can with their sweet pup Millie.

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