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๐Ÿฐ 30 Best Yellow Cake Mix Recipes: Tasty Desserts You Must Try! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฐ

If you want to make spectacular desserts without having to worry about the time it takes to whip one up, these 30 easy yellow cake mix recipes should do the trick!

They say, there’s always room for dessert, but then again, there isn’t always enough time to make one. 

This is where cake mixes come in handy!

Before we get to the recipes, let’s first find out more about what a yellow cake mix is.

Yellow cake mix gets its name from the fact that it’s yellow in color.

This color comes from the egg yolks in the eggs that are used to create the batter and the butter that’s added to it instead of shortening.

Now, you can make your yellow cake mix from scratch, but if you’re pressed for time, any of the boxed mixes that are sold by reputable brands will do just fine.

These ready-to-use mixes have been around since the 1940s and come complete with flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and vanilla.

Some boxed cake mixes also add yellow food coloring to make the yellow color of the cake more pronounced.

These mixes can be used to create any of the 30 yellow cake mix recipes listed below.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a favorite for picnics and Carrot Cake is a classic that is both tasty and rich.

There are also a few recipes in this list that are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea, like #19 and #21.

Raring to go and try these recipes?

Let’s put on our aprons and get to baking!

This dessert is a great choice for Thanksgiving and when you have leftover pumpkin pie filling.

The combination of cake, pumpkin puree, and buttery cinnamon crumble makes each bite extra rich!

Make this along with your traditional pumpkin pie to give your family two fabulous pumpkin-flavored desserts for Thanksgiving.

Rich, moist, and crumbly best describe this cake that combines yellow cake mix, carrots, and pecans.

This recipe, however, isn’t your traditional Carrot Cake since it has some pineapple added to it.

You can also use ready-made cream cheese frosting for this recipe or make your own from scratch.

Don’t know what to do with those blackberries you bought at your local farmer’s market?

This recipe for Blackberry Cake, which uses boxed yellow cake mix, is something you can try.

Serve with fresh berries on the side and a dollop of whipped cream for added creaminess.

Not sure what to bring to your next book club meeting?

Here’s a great recipe that’s sure to be a hit with your fellow book lovers!

If you don’t have bourbon, rum will work just as well in the batter and in the glaze.

Another Bundt cake recipe that can be put together with the help of yellow cake mix is this sweet and tangy one!

Incorporating lemon pudding mix into the batter makes this treat extra moist and super lemony.

If you’re serving this for a special occasion, candied lemon slices on top will make it look extra special!

You’ve obviously heard of chocolate chip cookies, but a Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake?

If you love chocolate, this is one cake you should try!

Rich and moist with melty chocolate chips all over, you can serve this without a glaze (which is what you usually do when you make Bundt cakes).

You may be wondering what cake balls are.

These are just cake pops without the stick!

You can also call these cake truffles, cake bites, and cake nuggets!

Here’s a treat that you can add to your kid’s lunch box!

Make ahead, slice, and refrigerate so you have ready pieces to put in ziplock bags when you need them!

For added crunch, use chunky peanut butter instead of the creamy variant.

Another peanut butter treat that can also be added to any lunch box is this one!

For a myriad of flavors, instead of using peanut butter chips, sprinkle caramel chips into the batter instead.

You can also use all three different chips for an ultra-sweet dessert!

Crusty outside and creamy inside!

That’s what you get when you make this crumb bar treat!

If you can’t find fresh blueberries for this dessert, frozen ones will work, but drain them properly so they don’t make the bars soggy.

This dessert is as classic as they come!

Perfect for summer outings, luaus, and picnics, this cake can be baked in a traditional round shape or in a rectangular pan.

You can also make individual pieces with this recipe by using a muffin tin instead!

Just adjust the baking time to compensate for the type of pan you’re using.

Here’s another upside-down cake that you can make for those special occasions.

Tart and sweet, with the added crunch of chopped pecans, this dessert is to die for!

You can make this dessert if you crave apple pie but want cake too!

When you talk about cheesecake, you tend to imagine a crust that’s made with crushed graham crackers.

Not this cheesecake!

This baked goodie has a yellow cake crust with a cheesecake center and cherry topping.

Now, that’s what we call a delectable and sophisticated dessert!

What do you do when you have over-ripe bananas in your kitchen?

You make Banana Pudding Cake!

This version of banana cake pumps up the banana flavor with the help of a banana pudding mix.

Poke cakes have been around since the 1970s and became ultra-popular in the 1980s.

These treats are poked full of holes before gelatin (or in this case, banana pudding mix) is poured all over.

Top with freshly sliced bananas for an extra layer of banana goodness.

This gives you a cake with different textures – cakey, fruity, creamy, and gooey!

Still on bananas, here’s a cake that you can bake in any form you want!

Mix the batter and pour into a loaf pan for a classic banana nut loaf.

Or you can pour it into muffin cups for banana muffins!

Want it more cake-like?

A cake pan of any size should do the trick!

The challenge you face with yellow cake mix recipes for cookies is how to make these crispy.

Well, the trick to getting the right crispness outside each cookie is in the consistency of the dough!

You also have to bake them at a higher temperature but for a shorter amount of time to get the snap that you want.

If you like your cookies more on the softer side, this is a recipe you should try.

Adding cream cheese to the dough helps keep each cookie moist and soft.

For easier handling when making the cookie balls, chill the dough for a couple of hours before baking.

This one is not your typical birthday cake. 

It is finished with chocolate buttercream frosting, but feel free to use vanilla cream. 

The inclusion of heavy cream provides an extra creaminess to the frosting. 

Refrigerate the cake for an hour for extra neat slices.

For all you coffee lovers out there, this cake is the perfect complement to your daily brew!

The addition of a crumb topping gives this cake a layer of crunchy sweetness.

If you find the cake to be sweet enough for your taste, you can forgo the addition of a glaze on top.

Why settle for store-bought, unimaginative Whoopie Pies when you can make your own stellar ones at home?

The use of yellow cake mix for this recipe makes the process that much easier.

The pudding filling can also be any flavor you want, so go wild and mix it up!

Is the rhubarb considered a fruit or is it a vegetable?

Rhubarb has officially been declared a fruit by the USDA, but some people still think of it as a vegetable.

Whatever the case may be, adding rhubarb to a cake gives you a tangy, sweet, and sour dessert.

This cake is better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! 

One reason people don’t make desserts as often as they used to is the time it takes to make them.

Well, with this recipe, you can’t use that excuse!

This Strawberry Shortcake is a dump cake that you can make ahead of time.

Bake, pour, cool, and add frosting right before serving – so easy!

If you love peach cobbler but don’t want to be bothered with creating the batter from scratch, here’s one that uses yellow cake mix instead.

You can also use canned peaches for this one for added convenience.

Just like rhubarb cake, this also goes well with some vanilla ice cream on the side.

Another uncomplicated cake that uses canned peaches and boxed yellow cake mix is this crumb cake.

Mix the batter, top with drained canned peaches, top with the crumb topping, then bake!

Serve each slice with glaze or some whipped cream on top plus additional peach slices for a delectable treat!

For a sweet, tropical ending to your meal, this is one cake you should make!

This cake can be somewhat complicated, what with it having two layers and frosting that’s made from scratch.

But, the use of yellow cake mix cuts prep time substantially!

You can also use ready-made frosting to coat the cake before covering it with shredded or desiccated coconut all over!

Ahhh, another Bundt cake with booze!

Use any rum, although it’s best if you use good quality rum for this recipe.

The addition of nuts to the cake gives it added crunch and flavor, and the nuts also go well with the rum-based glaze!

One of the simplest yellow cake mix recipes to do is the dump cake.

As the name indicates, it’s a mix, dump, and bake type of dessert.

If you don’t like blueberries (or don’t have any in your pantry), you can always substitute them with any canned fruit or pie filling that you have!

What do you do if you suddenly have dinner guests who also expect dessert after dinner?

You whip up one of the quickest and easiest desserts around!

This recipe for Lemon Crumble Bars uses only 3 ingredients and is as tasty as they come!

Here’s another convenient dessert recipe that uses yellow cake mix and ready-made pie filling.

To add some texture to the crust, rolled oats are mixed in!

The crumb topping is also made using the same ingredients as the crust, so you don’t have to go out of your way to create it!

This compilation of yellow cake mix recipes is sure to come in handy the next time you need to make dessert but don’t have all day to make them.

Choose one (or two or three) of these quick and easy options for that sweet ending to your meals!

You can also make these for potlucks and bake sales without anyone suspecting that you used boxed cake mixes to put these together!

Now, you don’t have to forgo dessert even if you’re pressed for time.

You can make yummy, impressive, and quick sweet treats with the help of yellow cake mixes!

Top 30 BEST Yellow Cake Mix Dessert 🍰

Top 30 BEST Yellow Cake Mix Dessert 🍰

You can make yummy, impressive, and quick sweet treats with the help of these 30 yellow cake mix recipes!

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin Pie Cake Bars
  • Carrot Cake
  • Blackberry Cake
  • Vanilla Bourbon Bundt Cake
  • Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake
  • Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake
  • Christmas Cake Balls
  • Peanut Butter Bars
  • Peanut Butter Blondies
  • Lemon Blueberry Crumb Bars
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  • Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake
  • Cherry Cheesecake
  • Banana Pudding Cake
  • Caramel Banana Pudding Poke Cake
  • Walnut Banana Cake
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Butter Cookies
  • Yellow Birthday Cake
  • Coffee Crumb Cake
  • Whoopie Pies
  • Rhubarb Cake
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Peach Crumb Cake
  • Coconut Cake
  • Rum Cake
  • Blueberry Dump Cake
  • Lemon Crumble Bars
  • Cherry Dream Bars

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