Cake mix recipes are easy to mix up and best friend for your tea, and there’s the bonus of less mess to clean up afterward. Here you’ll find some of the most popular cake mix recipes, including desserts, snack cakes, cake mix upside-down cakes, bar cookies, coffee cakes, Bundt cakes, and layer cakes.
Easy Vanilla Chess Squares
Using a store-bought cake mix as a starter makes baking super simple. These easy vanilla chess squares have a custard-like filling and are a hit at bake sales and potlucks. They’re so tasty and very easy. Keep a cake mix in your pantry and you’ll be ready to make chess squares anytime.
Easy Chocolate Turtle Cake
This easy chocolate turtle cake is delicious and always a hit! The cake is easy because it’s made with a cake mix, and delicious because of the rich caramel layer, pecans, and fabulous cocoa frosting. You could use a purchased frosting on the cake if you want to cut back on the time. It’s a sweet, rich cake, almost like candy, so plan on small pieces.
Easy Strawberry Shortcut Cake
This wonderful one-layer strawberry shortcut cake is a cross between strawberry shortcake and a strawberry upside-down cake. Mashed strawberries and marshmallows are combined with strawberry flavored gelatin to make the delicious topping.
Lemon Coconut Cream Cheese Bars
These delicious lemon coconut cream cheese bars are easy to make for a spring event or a weekend treat. The fresh lemon zest is the key to the flavor. Coconut adds another layer of sweetness to the dessert and gives them texture. The fresh lemon zest and the coconut adds that “something extra.”
This Butterfinger cake recipe is a great way to use up leftover Halloween candy, but it’s also great at any time of year. Boxed chocolate cake, sweetened condensed milk, caramel, and Butterfingers turn this into a showstopping dessert. Roughly chopped Butterfinger candy bars are added on top, followed by a cream cheese frosting.
Sock-It-to-Me Bundt Cake
This popular cake is made with a cake mix, sour cream, cinnamon, and pecans, along with other ingredients. This is a nice cake to take along to a potluck or serve as a coffee cake. The fun name, sock-it-to-me, is a term dating back to song lyrics and the TV show, Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In from the 1960s and 70s.
Baking a cake can be pretty easy, but if you aren’t careful, things can quickly go awry. If you’re having problems with your layered confections, you should be more careful when baking them. Your afternoon tea will be complete with a piece of cake!