use milk or buttermilk instead of water, you can use melted butter instead of oil. and you can add a box of pudding mix or sour cream. Just experiement.

1 box Cake Mix
1 pkg pudding
1/2 c water (warm)
1/2 c oil
4 large eggs
1 c Sour Cream
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Applesauce for the oil works great.
I usually use Buttermilk or soured milk for the water.
I always add a bit of vanilla or other flavoring.
Lemon yogurt(in lemon, butter, yellow, spice or white) makes a great sub for some of liquids too. I usually use 6 oz lemon yogurt, 2 T oil and 2/3 c water or buttermilk or soured milk. Then the eggs called for on the box. Use other flavors of yogurt with other mixes. Plain or vanilla will go with any cake mix flavor.

Adding sourcream or yogurt will tend to make the cake a bit denser more like a pound cake. My husband prefers his cakes this way in a bundt pan.
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Can’t-Leave-Alone Bars
Great for pot luck parties!

Makes 48

1 box white cake mix
2 large eggs
1/3 cup oil
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 stick butter, cut small

1. Heat oven to 350. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan.

2. Beat cake mix, eggs and oil in a large bowl with mixer until
blended. Press 2/3 in pan.

3. Microwave condensed milk, chocolate and butter in a bowl on high
for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Pour mixture over crust. Top with
teaspoonfuls of reserved cake mixture.

4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until lightly browned. Cool; cut into bars.

Woman’s Day
July 2004

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1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix. (or any brand 2 layer yellow cake mix. DO NOT USE CAKE MIX THAT HAS PUDDING IN IT.

1 can fruit cocktail packed in fruit juice (15-16oz)

Put cake mix into mixing bowl, add eggs only. DO NOT ADD WATER OR OIL. Add can of fruit cocktail with liquid. Beat with electric mixer, following the directions on cake mix package. If the fruit cocktail pieces are still large, beat a little longer to make them smaller.

Pour into a bundt pan, sprayed with cooking spray and bake according to package directions till cake is done.

Cool and remove from pan.
No frosting needed. Very moist.



any 2 layer cake mix of your choice.
About 24 icecream cake cones (the ones with the flat bottoms.
Frosting and decorations of your choice.

Mix cake mix as directed.

Fill cones with amount of batter that you would use to make cupcakes. Place inside a 9×13 inch baking pan to keep them up right.

Bake according to package directions for cupcakes.

Cake cones come out looking like they have a scoop of ice cream in them. Cool. When completely cooled frost and decorate as desired.

The kids love them, much easier to eat and teachers in schools appreciate these far more than messy cakes or cupcakes.

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Peanut Butter Bars
1 yellow cake mix
1 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup water
1 egg
1 can chocolate frosting
1/2 cup peanut butter

Mix yellow cake mix, 1 cup peanut butter, egg, and water. Pour into a 12×9 pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. When cooled mix chocolate frosting and peanut butter together and frost bars. You can top with chopped peanuts or M&M’s if you want.

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Rootbeer Cake

Follow directions on the box of butter yellow cake mix with pudding in the mix. Add 1 1/4c. rootbeer instead of water, 1/2 c. butter softened ( in place of oil)and 3 eggs. Optional:2 tsp. rootbeer extract. Frost with your favorite icing.

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Chewey Butter Cake

Mix 1 box Duncan Hines Cake mix with 1 Stick soft Butter and 1 egg. Press into a 9×13.2″ dish. Sprinkle with 1 cup chopped nuts. (I use Pecans.) Set Aside
Mix 8 oz. softened Cream Cheese, 1 Box Confectioners sugar, 2 eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla until smooth. Pour over cake and bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees until done will be very brown and firm in the middle.
Cuts and serves like brownies.

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Make a box of cake mix to the letter on the box.

In the bottom of the cake pan put a layer of mini marshmellows and pour in the cake mix. Over the cake mix pour a can of pie filling.

As it’s cooking the marshmellows will rise up and the pie filling will sink.

I’ve tried this with both chocolate/cherry and vanilla/blueberry.

No need for frosting.

This is fantastic and the chocolate tastes like instant black forest cake.