When you buy the standard cake mix we all usually follow the instructions on the back of the box. But did you know there are many DIY hacks to make store-bought cake mix awesome!

There are so many possibilities you can create when it comes to your usual store-bought cake mix, these twenty threes do-it-yourself ways bring your cake mix to the next level. These recipes include some genius ideas like diy brownies, cake mix donuts and cake mix waffles.

Let your imagination run wild next time you but a store-bought cake mix with these Cake Mix DIY Hacks!

1. Red Velvet Scones

Red Velvet Scones

Start with red velvet cake mix, then add butter, extra flour, and milk. And frost with cream cheese icing, of course.

2. Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler

Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler

Shhh… we won’t tell how easy this is.

3. Cake Batter Ice Cream

Cake Batter Ice Cream

It just takes six ingredients to recreate the Best Ice Cream Flavor Of All Time.

4. Skinny Devil’s Food Cake Batter Dip

Skinny Devil's Food Cake Batter Dip

No oven required. All it takes is chocolate cake mix, Greek yogurt, and a bit of powdered sugar.

5. Easy Banana Bread

Easy Banana Bread

Cake mix + eggs + bananas. (Nuts optional). Could it be any easier?

8. Butter Cake

Butter Cake

Featuring yellow cake mix and cream cheese. Duh.

9. Pumpkin Magic* Doctored Cake Mix

Pumpkin Magic* Doctored Cake Mix

*Hogwarts degree not required.

10. Time Saver Carrot Cupcakes

Time Saver Carrot Cupcakes

Just add three extra ingredients to turn spice flavored cake mix into CARROT CUPCAKES.

11. Rum Bundt Cake

Rum Bundt Cake

Cake mix + pudding + rum.

12. Halway Homemade PB & Pretzel Brownies

Halway Homemade PB & Pretzel Brownies

Full disclosure: this recipe uses a box of brownie mix.

13. Lemon Blackberry Cake Cookies

An easy way to get a serving of fruit.​​​​​​​


15. Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Easier than cutting the crust off a PB&J.

17. Blueberry Lemon Poke Cake

Blueberry Lemon Poke Cake

Featuring white cake mix. Most of the work is just poking.

18. Chocolate Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

All the joy of cookie dough with none of the fear of salmonella.

19. Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

This recipe calls for homemade cake mix, but do what you gotta do.

20. Sweet Cornbread Muffins

Sweet Cornbread Muffins

Use cake mix AND cornbread mix for ~optimal laziness.~

21. Chocolate Pumpkin S’mores Cupcakes

Chocolate Pumpkin S'mores Cupcakes

Less time baking = more time eating marshmallows.

22. (Baked) Cake Mix Doughnuts

(Baked) Cake Mix Doughnuts

Controversial opinion: cake doughnuts are better than yeast doughnuts.

23. Cake Batter Blondies

Cake Batter Blondies

Go Funfetti mix or go home.


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