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Versatile Recipes Using White Cake Mix

Loveleena Rajeev Nov 17, 2018
White cake mix is a ready-made base used for baking cakes and cookies. These mixes provide an easy option for cooks who are either pressed for time or are relatively inexperienced bakers to create tasty substitutes to bakery items that have to be made from scratch.
A cake mix is made from flour, baking powder, fat (butter or margarine), and sugar. The baker only needs to add eggs and flavor. There are a variety of these mixes available that one can use to make mouth-watering aromatic cakes. Following are some recipes using white cake mix as an ingredient.

Summer Poke Cupcakes

  • White cake mix, 1 pack (2-layer size)
  • Gelatin, 1 pack (red colored, dry, 4 servings size)
  • Whipped topping, 8 oz (thawed)
  • Water, 1 cup (boiling hot)
  • Using the cake mix, prepare the batter as directed on its pack.
  • Set the batter in cupcake molds for 10 minutes.
  • Mix boiling water into dry gelatin until it gets dissolved and it spoon over the cupcakes.
  • Refrigerate the cakes for another ½ hour and remove them from the molds.
  • Spread whipped topping over the cupcakes and add decorations as desired.

Butter Cashews Cookies

  • White cake mix, 18 oz
  • Cashew pieces, 1 cup (salted)
  • Milk chocolate chips, 1 cup
  • Butterscotch chips, ½ cup
  • Butter, ½ cup (melted)
  • Brown sugar, ¼ cup
  • Eggs, 2
  • Vanilla extract, 1 tsp
  • Flour, ½ tsp
  • Cooking spray
  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • In a large bowl, add the cake mix with eggs, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla. Beat them on a low speed until all the ingredients are well blended.
  • Spray the baking pan with cooking spray and flour.
  • Pour and spread the batter onto a cookie pan and sprinkle with the cashews, milk chocolate, and butterscotch chips.
  • Bake the cookies at 350° F for 25-30 minutes until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 30-45 minutes.

Cookies and Cream Cake

  • White cake mix, 18 oz
  • Vanilla frosting, 16 oz
  • Water, 1¼ cup
  • Creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, 1 cup (coarsely crushed)
  • Vegetable oil, ¼ cup
  • Eggs, 2
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350° F.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cake mix with eggs, oil, and water at a low speed until well blended.
  • Spoon in crushed cookies and the pour batter into a greased pan.
  • Bake until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Place the cake on a wire rack and let it cool completely.
  • Spread the vanilla frosting over the cake.

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

  • White cake mix, 14 ounces
  • All-purpose flour, 4½ cups
  • Water, 2½ cups (warm)
  • Butter, ½ cup (Softened)
  • Sugar, ⅓ cup (granulated)
  • Active dry yeast, 0.25 ounces
  • Brown sugar, ½ cup
  • butter, ¼ cup (melted)
  • Cinnamon , 2 tsp (ground)
  • In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water and let it stand until it turns creamy.
  • In a large bowl, mix the dissolved yeast with the cake mix and 3 cups of flour; blend well.
  • Keep adding the remaining flour, little at a time, stirring well after each addition.
  • On a lightly-floured surface, knead the dough until it becomes smooth, elastic.
  • In a large bowl, place the dough and coat it with oil.
  • Cover it with a damp cloth and let it rise in a warm place until doubled.
  • Punch down the dough and roll it into a 10x16-inch rectangle baking dish.
  • Spread the softened butter over the baking dish and sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon onto it.
  • Starting from one long side, roll up the rectangle and cut into 1-inch wide rolls.
  • In a small bowl add melted butter and in another bowl, mix granulated sugar with brown sugar and ground cinnamon.
  • Dip the top of each roll in the melted butter and then in the sugar mixture.
  • Place the rolls into the greased pan and cover the rolls with a damp cloth, let it rise until doubled in volume.
  • Bake in the pre-heated oven at 375° F, until the rolls turn golden.
  • Serve the rolls with rich flavored cream.
Recipes using a white cake mix makes it convenient and saves time in baking cakes and cookies. It saves one with the trouble of purchasing ingredients in small quantities. And with all that saved time, you could do some other work you wish to do.