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ISO simple desserts using boxed cake mix

Last post Jul 12, 2006 12:11 PM by dutchmom4MI . 68 replies.


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  • ISO simple desserts using boxed cake mix
    I'm looking for any kind of desserts that use boxed cake mixes as a base. Not necessarily to make a cake, but as part of the ingredients. Any good recipes out there??
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  • RE: ISO simple desserts using boxed cake mix
    Have you tried the famous Crawlin Cake? I usually bake everything from scratch, but the Crawlin Cake is made with a box mix - I had to go out and buy a dozen different cake mixes and cans of frosting so I could try the different combinations. I did four last weekend (1 for a sick neighbor, 1 for company dinner, and 2 to bring to the office) - all different flavors. And I'm going to do different ones this weekend. Just type "icing in the cake" or "crawlin cake" in to the search to see all of the posts regarding this cake, or to get the one thread with all sorts of combinations, type "Crawlin Cake success stories only". If you have cake mixes to use up, this is the way to do it!
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  • RE: ISO simple desserts using boxed cake mix
    Get a box of Jiffy White cake mix. It has a recipe on the side for Fruit Magic. It's kind of like a cobbler. My grandma makes these for family gatherings, and the best part is that you can vary the pie filling it calls for!
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  • RE: ISO simple desserts using boxed cake mix
    the "crawlin cake" is sooooo good,I got brave and made one the other night. now I want to make other flavors. you can make cookies also

    Butter Square Bar Cookies

    1 box Yellow cake mix----1/2 c. buter
    1 egg....4c.(1 box powdered sugar)
    1-80z.cream cheese....2 eggs
    Mix cake mix,butter and 1 egg with a fork. Press mixture into a 13x9-inch greased pan. Beat sowdered sugar and cream cheese and the 2 eggs for 5 minutes.Pour over mixture in pan. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.
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    that is 1-8 oz cream cheesse not 80lol
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  • RE: ISO simple desserts using boxed cake mix
    Thanks, I forgot about the crawlin' cake that I've seen on this board. I will have to try it. I'll try and remember about the Jiffy box too.
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    CHOCOLATE TOFFEE CARAMEL BARS

    Serves: 24
    Effort: average
    Comments: The name says enough. Very rich and very good.
    This is a runner up in the Quick Cooking Nov./Dec. 02 magazine. Pg. 31. It goes by the name “Caramel Chip Bars” It’s also in the 2003 Quick Cooking Annual Cookbook pg. 91.

    Ingredients:
    1 pkg. yellow cake mix
    1/2 c. oil
    2 eggs
    1 (12-oz.) pkg. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
    1 c. white vanilla chips
    3 (1.4 oz.) chocolate-covered toffee candy bars, cut into pieces (if you freeze these, they chop up easier)
    1/2 c. butter
    32 vanilla caramels, unwrapped
    1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

    Instructions:
    Heat oven to 350.
    Grease 13"x9" pan. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oil and eggs; blend well. Stir in chocolate chips, vanilla chips and candy bar piece. (Mixture will be thick). Press half of mixture in bottom of greased pan.
    Bake 350 for 10 min.

    Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine butter, caramels and sweetened condensed milk. Cook over medium-low heat until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth, stirring occasionally. Slowly pour caramel mixture evenly over partially baked crust. Top with remaining cake mix mixture.

    Bake an additional 25-30 min. or until top is set and edges are deep golden
    brown. Cool 20 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen bars.
    Cool 40 minutes.
    Refrigerate 1 hr. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

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    CHOCOLATE CARAMEL BROWNIES

    Serves: 12
    Source: Sweet & Scrumptious Chocolate. pg. 27
    Effort: average
    Comments: this is one of Sam favorites

    Ingredients:
    1 package (14 oz.) caramel
    2/3 cups evaporated milk (divided)
    1 package German chocolate cake mix
    1/2 cup butter, melted
    1 cup chocolate chips

    Instructions:
    Melt caramels in microwave. Stir in 1/3 cup milk & set aside.
    In mixing bowl, combine cake mix butter & remaining 1/3 milk; set aside half & press other half in greased cake pan 9x13”
    Bake 350 6 min.
    Remove from oven & sprinkle with chocolate. chips
    Pour caramel mixture over; spoon reserved cake mix on top
    Return to oven for 20 min.

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    1874 STONEHOUSE CAKE

    Serves: 12
    Effort: easy
    Comments: This is the coffecake that is served at the Bed & Breakfast "1874 Stonehouse ". We had it while staying there Sept 23,24, & 25, 1997 The B&B is located in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas

    Ingredients:
    FILLING:
    1/2 c. (just a little under) sugar
    1 T. cinnamon
    1/2 c. finely chopped pecans

    CAKE:
    1 box yellow cake mix
    4 eggs
    1 c. sour cream
    1/4 c. oil
    1 pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
    3/4 c. water
    1 t. vanilla
    1/2 -1 c. fresh or frozen fruit (thawed), if desired

    Instructions:
    Preheat oven to 350
    Mix filling & set aside.
    Mix together all cake ingredients and beat until light & fluffy (about 3 min.).
    Generously grease a bundt pan & pour in 1/2 cake batter.
    Slightly hollow the center of the cake & pour in filling.
    At this point you made add the fruit.
    Pour in the rest of the cake batter.
    Bake for 1 hour.
    Remove and cool on a rack until completely cool then invert onto a cake plate.
    Glaze if desired.
    This cake may be kept in the pan for up to 3 days if covered with foil.

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    APPLE SPICE CAKE

    Serves: 12-16
    Source: Jan
    Effort: easy
    Comments: This should be pretty low fat. A light dusting of powder sugar or a dollop of cool whip is very good on this. Smells so good while baking.

    INGREDIENTS:
    1 (1 lb. 2.25 oz.) pkg. spice cake mix
    1 can (21 oz.) apple pie filling
    3 eggs
    1/4 c. water

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    Preheat oven to 350º.
    Spray a 9x13” cake pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
    In mixing bowl add all ingredients. Mix on low speed for about 30 seconds. Then mix at medium speed for 2 minutes.
    Pour batter in pan and bake immediately.
    Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

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    BUCKEYE CAKE:

    Serves: 24-30
    Source: Moms_rule_OH (TOH)
    Effort: easy
    Comments: This is a very rich cake. If you love chocolate and peanut butter, you’ll love this cake.

    INGREDIENTS:
    First Layer
    1 box, (2-layer size) Betty Crocker SuperMoist Devil's Food cake mix
    1-1/3 cups water
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    3 eggs

    Second Layer
    2 cups sugar
    1/2 cup milk
    1-1/3 cups smooth peanut butter
    1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème

    Third Layer
    1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
    1/4 cup Hershey’s cocoa
    1/3 cup milk
    1 lb. (3 1/4 c. ) confectioners’ sugar
    1/4 tsp. vanilla

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    Grease and flour a 15 X 11-inch jellyroll pan. Preheat oven to 350º.
    First layer: Prepare cake as directed on box, using water, oil, and eggs for the ingredients.Pour mixture into pan.
    Bake 20-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely.

    Second layer: In a saucepan, bring sugar and milk to a boil. Boil 3 minutes. Add peanut butter and marshmallow crème; mix well. Quickly pour on top of cooled cake. Spread evenly. Cool completely.

    Third layer: In a medium saucepan, melt butter, cocoa and milk together. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Stir completely. Pour icing on top of cooled peanut butter layer. Cool completely before cutting.

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    CAKE WITH JELLO

    Serves: 12
    Effort: easy
    Comments: We like chocolate cake, black cherry Jell-O

    Ingredients:
    cake mix
    3 oz. Jello
    3/4 cup water, hot

    Frosting:
    1-1/2 cup cold milk
    1 envelope dream whip
    1 package pudding, instant ( 4 serving)

    Instructions:
    Bake cake mix according to package direction.
    While still war put fork marks in it then
    Take Jell-O & mix with hot water until dissolved. Pour over warm cake
    Cool. Then store in refrigerator

    Frosting
    Mix dream whip, milk & pudding
    Beat til fluffy


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    CHOCOLATE CARAMEL CAKE

    Serves: 12
    Effort: easy
    Comments: I LOVE chocolate and caramel.

    Ingredients:
    1 devils food cake (fix according to pkg. directions)
    1 (20 oz.) container caramel ice cream sauce
    1 (8 oz.) container cool whip

    Instructions:
    When the cake is done and still warm poke holes in it with a fork.
    Drizzle the caramel ice cream topping on top of cake
    Refrigerate.
    When cooled completely frost with the cool whip

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    CHOCOLATE CHERRY CAKE

    Serves: 12-15
    Source: Dee
    Effort: easy
    Comments: These two steps took me no more than about five minutes each. So easy, I still don’t believe it! If you need something to take and you forget to do it, this is your magic bullet! ,G> Enjoy ; D

    INGREDIENTS:
    1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) chocolate fudge cake mix
    1 (15 oz.) can cherry pie filling
    1 t. vanilla (or 1 t. almond extract)
    2 beaten eggs.

    Frosting:
    1 c. sugar
    2 T. butter or margarine
    1/3 c. milk
    1 pkg. (6 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate pieces


    INSTRUCTIONS:
    Cake:
    Preheat oven to 350
    Spray a 13x9” cake pan with a non-stick cooking spray
    In a large bowl, make sure to get the lumps out of the cake mix. Then add the next three ingredients. By hand, stir until well mixed. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 35 minutes (or more, until toothpick comes out clean).

    WHILE CAKE COOLS A BIT

    Frosting:
    In small saucepan combine sugar, butter and milk. Boil, stirring constantly, one (1) minute. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate pieces until smooth. Pour over partially cooled cake and spread while still hot.

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    CHOCOLATE POKE AND POUR ICING IN THE CAKE

    Serves: 12-15
    Source: Wanda
    Effort: easy
    Comments: I tweaked some from her original recipe, but boy is this good.

    INGREDIENTS:
    1 box (18.25 oz.) Swiss Chocolate cake mix
    3 large eggs
    1 1/4 c. water
    1/2 c. oil
    1 (16 oz.) Chocolate Buttercream frosting, divided
    1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
    1 (8 oz.) cool whip (thawed)

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    Preheat oven to 350º.
    Spray a 9x13” cake pan with a non-stick cooking spray.

    In large mixing bowl mix water, oil, eggs and cake mix on low speed until moistened and then beat at medium speed for about 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until tested done.

    When cake is almost done, take about 2/3 of the frosting and the peanut butter and heat in microwave for about 30 seconds, until melted. Mix until combined and then immediately when cake is taken out of the oven, poke holes using a meat fork, and then drizzle the melted icing over the cake. Allow to cool completely.

    With the remaining 1/3 frosting, combine with the cool whip, and then gently folding until well mixed. Spread over cooled cake. Keep refrigerated.

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