Fun with Cake Mixes

I finally got to taste the Mountain Dew Cake today and all I can say is that it is GOOD!  I’m not sure if it tastes like Mountain Dew (which is fine by me because I don’t typically drink it), but with 4 eggs this moist cake was a real crowd pleaser!




The next recipe on my list (also using a box cake mix) is…so easy….so much fun…and absolutely delicious!!!





Cake Batter Puppy Chow


I went to a wonderful party this weekend.  A friend of mine turned 1 year old!  His mother is amazing in the kitchen, and one of the sweets she had on the tables was this Cake Batter (or Birthday) Puppy Chow.  I immediately looked up the recipe online and found an occasion to make it.  What’s funny is that I found the recipe on the same blog page that a coworker mentioned this week.


The sad thing was that I had ONLY 3 SQUARES of vanilla almond bark left.




But…I was easily able to adjust the remaining ingredient amounts because I was SO EXCITED to make this recipe.




It turned out even better than I remember, although it could always use a few more sprinkles.


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This puppy chow is as addicting as the white chocolate variety, but the use of yellow cake mix and powdered sugar is GENIUS!




I liked it so much that I decided to give it a try using regular Baker’s chocolate.


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The result was good, but not nearly as good as the vanilla cake batter version.  Although I think it would be super fun to try it with a chocolate cake mix.  We’ll save that for the next round of Fun with Cake Mixes!!!




I still had some leftover Mt Dew and yellow cake mix in the house.  I considered making a Yellow Cake Mix Dip but knew that I would most likely eat the entire thing, which at 9PM is not the healthiest way to end the day.  Instead, I remembered that you can easily make a cake with a can of coke and a cake mix.  I decided to mix the rest of the yellow cake mix (about half) with 6 oz of Mt. Dew to make Mini Mountain Dew Cupcakes.


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I even had a little extra glace leftover for one fancy mini cupcake.


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What is your favorite cake mix recipe???





Mountain Dew Cake


Cake Batter Puppy Chow


Mountain Dew Mini Cupcakes

Combine 1 yellow or lemon cake mix with 1 can of Mountain Dew Soda (or Sprite or 7-Up).  Stir well until there are no lumps remaining.  Bake mini cupcakes at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until edges begin to brown.  Can glaze with extras from your Mountain Dew Cake recipe above.


More Cake Mix Recipes


Pumpkin Dump Cake

Two Ingredient Yellow Cake

Kahlua Cake

Cake Batter Blondies

Two Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Muffins


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