Ever wondered what to do with that spare box of cake hanging around in the cupboard? As good as it is for making cakes, cake mix doesn’t just have to be used for that purpose. There are tonnes of fun ideas out there for using up that box of vanilla mix; from cookies, to cheesecake, to using smoke to spice up your cake mix! These ideas are super yummy and refreshingly different, so why not give them a go?
Cake Mix Cheesecake
All you need to do is whip up your cream cheese with your cake mix for a super yummy and thick creamy dessert. Whip together 8oz of cream cheese, 8oz cream, a splash of milk and a cup of cake mix. You can crush up biscuits, throw then in a bottom of a glass and layer with your cream cheese mix and whatever toppings you like! This is delicious with any flavour of cake mix; chocolate flavour with crushed Oreos in the bottom is beyond delicious.
if your oven is playing up or you want to try something different, why not give your bbq a go! Its baked on the grill and gives the cake a crispy exterior. When you close the lid on your backyard grill, it’s pretty close to being an oven, particularly if you’re using a grill that has a temperature gauge.
Make sure you use the right pan and create a buffer between the heat and the cake. Try using a plain packet mix and layering the bottom of the pan with pineapple. This will help avoid the cake burning and it also helps caramelize the pineapple!
Soft and Fluffy Waffles
Did you know you can make waffles out of cake mix? Do you know how tasty they are? Do you have cake mix in the cupboard? The get making them! What about some red velvet waffles with cream cheese icing. They are so simple to make, and you can use any flavour of cake mix you like. You can spice up your waffles with yummy toppings, sauces and syrups to make the perfect waffle for you.
No Churn Ice Cream
This ice cream couldn’t be simpler to make, and guess what? You make it with cake mix! You can guarantee the kids will be all over this, and they won’t be able to resist it when you make it with Funfetti cake mix. You only need four ingredients as well, so it’s quick and easy to make. All you need is a box of cake mix, a can of diet soda, a container of whipped topping and a can of sweetened condensed milk. And, you only need to freeze it for two hours as per this recipe!
Cookies from Cake Mix
Cookies couldn’t be easier when you have a box if cake mix to hand. They are great each time you make them, and they are soft and crispy all at once. All you need to do is combine 1 box of cake mix, 1 tsp baking powder, 2 eggs, half a cup of vegetable oil and a cup of chocolate chips. Bake them at 350 for 10 minutes for some beautifully golden choc chip cookies.
A box of cake mix gives you no end of ways to treat yourself to something sweet. So, don’t hesitate, get rummaging in the cupboard and hunt down that box of cake mix!