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13 Things You Didn't Know You Could Make with Boxed Cake Mix


From sweet to savory, enjoy these easy-to-make foods use boxed cake mix

Use red velvet cake mix to make delicious red velvet waffles.

Before you belittle the efficacy of cake mix in the kitchen, consider its seemingly endless uses. In fact, we have 13 different uses to turn the standard Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines cake mix into your new favorite kitchen shortcut.

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Why is cake mix so versatile? Its simple ingredients, flour, milk powder, dehydrated eggs, and sugar, make it a useful corner-cutting tool. We’ve highlighted our favorite uses for boxed cake mix from simple reinventions of cake itself, like cake balls, bars, and brownies, to batter for perfectly deep fried chicken.

Instead of fussing with sifting and measuring, pick up a box of cake mix next time you stop at the supermarket and try these 13 delicious treats that incorporate cake mix for an outside-the-box culinary experience — from the box.


Devil’s food cake mix is more useful than you might think. Don’t feel like making a cake? Use this fudgy batter for brownies instead with a few modifications. Combine the cake mix with a two-thirds cup of milk and a half cup of melted butter until a dough forms. Then bake in a greased pan for six minutes. Top with caramel sauce, chocolate butter cream frosting, or vanilla ice cream.


Mix and bake the cake mix as the box instructs, then crumble the cake, using a fork to break up any large pieces. Next, add 12 ounces of canned frosting to the crumbled cake and mix to combine. Finally, roll the cake into one-inch balls. Chill the cake ballsin the fridge for several hours. Melt candy coating in the microwave and then dip the cake balls in the coating. Place the dipped cake balls on wax paper and allow them to harden.


Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.


12 Recipes You Didn't Know You Could Make With Quaker Oats

Did you know that oats are actually a pretty versatile cooking ingredient?

Most of us are probably used to just having the iconic Quaker Oats in one of its natural forms: as a thick, creamy porridge or as a cereal drink. But using oats in cooking is actually a great way to not only add flavour to your dishes, but also nutrients and fibers.

From classic Malaysian favourites to Western delicacies, here are some recipes that you probably never considered using Quaker Oats in:


12 Recipes You Didn't Know You Could Make With Quaker Oats

Did you know that oats are actually a pretty versatile cooking ingredient?

Most of us are probably used to just having the iconic Quaker Oats in one of its natural forms: as a thick, creamy porridge or as a cereal drink. But using oats in cooking is actually a great way to not only add flavour to your dishes, but also nutrients and fibers.

From classic Malaysian favourites to Western delicacies, here are some recipes that you probably never considered using Quaker Oats in:


12 Recipes You Didn't Know You Could Make With Quaker Oats

Did you know that oats are actually a pretty versatile cooking ingredient?

Most of us are probably used to just having the iconic Quaker Oats in one of its natural forms: as a thick, creamy porridge or as a cereal drink. But using oats in cooking is actually a great way to not only add flavour to your dishes, but also nutrients and fibers.

From classic Malaysian favourites to Western delicacies, here are some recipes that you probably never considered using Quaker Oats in:


12 Recipes You Didn't Know You Could Make With Quaker Oats

Did you know that oats are actually a pretty versatile cooking ingredient?

Most of us are probably used to just having the iconic Quaker Oats in one of its natural forms: as a thick, creamy porridge or as a cereal drink. But using oats in cooking is actually a great way to not only add flavour to your dishes, but also nutrients and fibers.

From classic Malaysian favourites to Western delicacies, here are some recipes that you probably never considered using Quaker Oats in:


12 Recipes You Didn't Know You Could Make With Quaker Oats

Did you know that oats are actually a pretty versatile cooking ingredient?

Most of us are probably used to just having the iconic Quaker Oats in one of its natural forms: as a thick, creamy porridge or as a cereal drink. But using oats in cooking is actually a great way to not only add flavour to your dishes, but also nutrients and fibers.

From classic Malaysian favourites to Western delicacies, here are some recipes that you probably never considered using Quaker Oats in:


12 Recipes You Didn't Know You Could Make With Quaker Oats

Did you know that oats are actually a pretty versatile cooking ingredient?

Most of us are probably used to just having the iconic Quaker Oats in one of its natural forms: as a thick, creamy porridge or as a cereal drink. But using oats in cooking is actually a great way to not only add flavour to your dishes, but also nutrients and fibers.

From classic Malaysian favourites to Western delicacies, here are some recipes that you probably never considered using Quaker Oats in:


12 Recipes You Didn't Know You Could Make With Quaker Oats

Did you know that oats are actually a pretty versatile cooking ingredient?

Most of us are probably used to just having the iconic Quaker Oats in one of its natural forms: as a thick, creamy porridge or as a cereal drink. But using oats in cooking is actually a great way to not only add flavour to your dishes, but also nutrients and fibers.

From classic Malaysian favourites to Western delicacies, here are some recipes that you probably never considered using Quaker Oats in:


12 Recipes You Didn't Know You Could Make With Quaker Oats

Did you know that oats are actually a pretty versatile cooking ingredient?

Most of us are probably used to just having the iconic Quaker Oats in one of its natural forms: as a thick, creamy porridge or as a cereal drink. But using oats in cooking is actually a great way to not only add flavour to your dishes, but also nutrients and fibers.

From classic Malaysian favourites to Western delicacies, here are some recipes that you probably never considered using Quaker Oats in:


12 Recipes You Didn't Know You Could Make With Quaker Oats

Did you know that oats are actually a pretty versatile cooking ingredient?

Most of us are probably used to just having the iconic Quaker Oats in one of its natural forms: as a thick, creamy porridge or as a cereal drink. But using oats in cooking is actually a great way to not only add flavour to your dishes, but also nutrients and fibers.

From classic Malaysian favourites to Western delicacies, here are some recipes that you probably never considered using Quaker Oats in:


12 Recipes You Didn't Know You Could Make With Quaker Oats

Did you know that oats are actually a pretty versatile cooking ingredient?

Most of us are probably used to just having the iconic Quaker Oats in one of its natural forms: as a thick, creamy porridge or as a cereal drink. But using oats in cooking is actually a great way to not only add flavour to your dishes, but also nutrients and fibers.

From classic Malaysian favourites to Western delicacies, here are some recipes that you probably never considered using Quaker Oats in: