Using readymade ingredients can make life easier if you are limited on time. Here are a few recipes that call for cake mixes as one of the main ingredients, but you don’t follow the directions on the box.
Red Velvet Bread
Oven: 350 Bake time: 45-50 min Yield: 2 loaves
- 1 box red velvet cake mix
- 1 pkg. instant vanilla pudding (I used sugar free)
- 1/3 c oil
- 4 eggs
- 1 c. sour cream (I used fat free yogurt)
Combine ingredients and beat for 2 minutes. Place batter into 2 well greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes. Let cool in pan 10 minutes then remove and cool completely.
*Note you can also use a lemon cake mix with lemon pudding.
This next recipe has rave reviews from my 5 year old, who requests the cookies be made into ice cream sandwiches. He even had to bring a batch to daycare for his birthday and has requested them numerous times since.
Choose a cake mix cookies
Oven: 375 Bake time: 8-10 min Yield: 7 dozen
- 1 package cake mix (your choice of flavor)
- 2/3 c butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- 12 oz package chocolate chips (or white if you prefer)
In large bowl combine all but chocolate chips; mix well. The dough will be stiff. Stir in chocolate chips. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet then a wire rack.
*Note I have used funfetti cake mix with chocolate chips. The picture is a german chocolate cake mix with white chocolate chips. I then placed mint chocolate chip ice cream in between 2 cookies for homemade ice cream sandwiches.
I like to make treats for my sons to share at daycare, however one of the children has an egg allergy. I received these recipes from my cousin and now this is the only way that I make cake or cupcakes. No more having to worry if I have eggs or oil on hand and they are lower in fat and calories!
Cake with Soda (Pop)
Spice Cake & Diet Coke cake
- One package Spice Cake
- One 12 oz can Diet Coke
Combine ingredients, pour into greased 13×9 pan (or make 24 cupcakes) bake according to instructions.
- Lemon with 7 UP CAKE
- Chocolate and Cherry Soft Drink Cake
- Lemon with Diet Mountain Dew
- Spice or Carrot with Fresca
- Chocolate with Diet Dr. Pepper
- Red Velvet Mix with Diet Coke
- Strawberry with Diet Sprite
Of course cake is not complete without frosting. Thanks to a former co-worker, S.D-K whom introduced me to this awesome alternative to sugary-store bought frosting.
Cool Whip Frosting
- 1 c milk
- 1 pkg. instant pudding (flavor of your choice)
- 1 t vanilla
- 1 (8 oz) Cool Whip
Mix together milk, pudding, and vanilla. Whisk in cool whip. Frost cake or cup cakes. Make sure to store in the fridge.
*Note: you can use vanilla, chocolate or any flavor of pudding you would like. I use sugar free pudding, skim milk and lite cool whip.