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Best Cream Cheese cookies

This is a picture of what the cream cheese cookies look like. Nothing fancy about them, but I have made these several times, because they disappear fast. The recipe is below.

It's always fun trying to figure out different things to make with cake mixes. Here's some great recipes starting with Cake Mix cookies, and Pan Cookies and Bars, and below that Special Cakes you can make with cake mixes like a Dump Cake.

Also see the Punch Bowl Cake, it uses yellow cake mix, and how about a Child's Birthday Cake Idea.

Cake Mix Cookies recipes

Cream Cheese Cookies

Cream Cheese cookies
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 pkg. - 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 yellow or devils food cake mix

Cream butter and cheese, blend in egg and vanilla. Add dry cake mix, 1/3 at a time, mixing well after each addition. If mixer is used add last 1/3 by hand. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Heat oven to 350°.

Drop by scant tsp. on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until slightly browned. Cool slightly before removing from baking sheet. 4 to 6 doz. cookies.

Cake Mix Cookies 1

  • 1 box of any flavor 2 layer cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil

Mix altogether in large bowl until well blended. Add 1 cup of chocolate chips, nuts, candies and mix them in. Drop by teaspoon on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 until done approx. 7-9 minutes. Cool for a few minutes

Cake Mix Cookies 2

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. chopped nuts
  • 3/4 c. oil
  • 1 egg

Mix well. Form into balls and flatten. Bake 375, 10 to 12 min.
Recipe from a 1983 cookbook

Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies

  • 1 pkg. yellow or chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 Tblsp. water

Combine ingredients and mix well. Drop by teaspoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten with a fork which has been dipped in water. Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes.
Recipe from 1997 Friedens Reformed United Church of Christ, Tripp, SD recipe book pg 7

Triple Chocolate Cookies

  • 1 pkg. Chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 c. butter or margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup semisweet choc chips
  • 1/2 c. milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. coarsely chopped white chocolate
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375°. Combine cake mix, melted butter and egg in large bowl. Stir in all 3 chocolates and pecans. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 9 to 11 minutes. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet, then remove. Makes 3 1/2 to 4 dozen cookies. Recipe from a Favorite Brand Name Cookie Collection Cookbook

Cake Mix Pan Cookies or Bars

Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars

  • 1 pkg. fudge cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (8oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Mix dry cake mix, 1 egg and oil until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup for topping. Pat remainder into ungreased 9x13 pan. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
Beat cheese, sugar, and 1 egg until light and smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread over baked layer. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Bake for 15 minutes more.
From 1997 Friedens Reformed United Church of Christ Tripp, SD recipe book pg 41

Gooey Batter Cake Bars

  • 1 pkg yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • Topping:
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese

Spread mix in 9x13 inch greased pan. Beat topping together and spread on cake mixture. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar.
Recipe from a 1981 cookbook

Millionaire Bars

  • 14 oz caramel
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 pkg milk chocolate chips

Melt caramel and 1/3 cup evaporated milk in double boiler over low heat. Set aside.
Mix cake mix, butter and 1/3 cup milk. Press one half mixture into 13x9 pan (sprayed with non-stick Pam). Bake 10 minutes at 350°. Spread on melted caramel. Add chips and nuts. Place other half of cake mix in dollops on top. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 c. butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 pkg. devil's food cake mix
  • ice cream (any flavor)

Preheat oven to 375°. Beat egg, shortening, butter, vanilla and 1/2 of the cake mix until smooth. Then stir in remaining cake mix until smooth. Roll dough out and cut any desired shape or square. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Poke holes in when fresh out of the oven. Put ice cream between and freeze.

Special cakes with cake mix

Chocolate Better Than Sex Cake

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecan
  • 1 small pkg. instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 3/4 cup (12oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Remove 2 tbsp. of the cake mix and use to coat the chocolate chips and nuts. Set aside. Combine cake mix, eggs, water, vanilla, pudding mix and sour cream. Mix well. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts. Turn into greased and floured 10 inch tube pan.
Note: Baking time and oven temperature not given. But I would think 35 to 40 minutes at 350 would be about right. Check with toothpick.
See the recipe: Chocolate Better Than Sex cake

Chocolate Cherry Cake

  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 box Chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can cherry pie mix
  • 1 tsp. almond extract

Mix altogether. Put in greased cake pan and bake as stated on cake mix box.
See recipe for Chocolate Cherry Cake

Dump Cake

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 1 can crushed pineapple-drained
  • 2 sticks of butter

Heat oven to 350°. In a 13x9 pan dump a can of crushed pineapple and spread it. Dump a can of cherry filling on it and spread. Dump the cake mix on it. Slice pieces of butter and dot the top. Place in oven 350 for 35 min.

Tip: You can also mix the softened butter with the mix and sprinkle on the top for more of a fruit crisp.

Lemony Cake

  • 1 pkg. yellow cake mix
  • 1 pkg. lemon Jello
  • 3/4 c. cold water
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 3/4 c. Wesson oil
  • 1/2 c. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar

Mix the first 3 ingredients together, then add the next 3 ingredients and beat well. Pour into a deep cake pan, (like for an angel food cake), bake at 350F 30 to 40 minutes. Immediately after removing from the oven, prick the top with a fork, then pour over it a mixture of the last 2 ingredients to form a glaze as the cake cools. (Keeps moist and fresh for a week in the refrigerator.)
See the Lemony Cake recipe

Pig Eating Good Cake

  • 1 box Duncan Hines Butter yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 can mandarin oranges drained

Mix this altogether. Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes.

  • 13 and 1/2 oz tub of Cool Whip
  • 1 pkg instant coconut cream pudding
  • 1 can crushed pineapple, drained

Pineapple Cheesecake

1 box yellow cake mix, baked as directed on the box in 11x14 or 10x15 pan. Let cool.

Mix 8oz. cream cheese. Gradually add 1/2 c. milk. Add 1 box instant pudding (vanilla or banana cream) and 1 1/2 c. milk. Blend until thick. Spread on top of cooled cake. Drain 1 large can crushed pineapple, spread on top of cheese pudding mixture. Top with 1 large container of Cool Whip and garnish with fine chopped nuts.
See the recipe: Pineapple Cheesecake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

  • 1 pkg. yellow cake mix
  • 1 small can pineapple rings
  • 1/2 brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • jar of cherries(optional)

Preheat oven to 325°. Put a deep cast iron skillet with the butter in the oven until it melts. Open your can of pineapple and drain. Use the juice as part of the liquid for the cake mix. Prepare your yellow cake mix.

Take skillet out of the oven, mix the brown sugar in the butter. Place the circles of sliced pineapple in the pan. Put your cherries in the center of each pineapple ring. Pour all the cake batter in. Put in oven. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Check with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, then the center is done.

Take the skillet out of the oven, let it cool for 10 minutes, then carefully place a large plate on top of the skillet and flip it over. This makes a deep cake. Using a cast iron skillet works best, but if you don't have one then just use a deep heavy skillet. Also try using a circular mold like a Bundt pan or angel food cake pan.

Snowflake Dream Cake

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  • 1 pkg yellow cake mix
  • 20 oz can crushed pineapple, (save juice)
  • 3 oz Cream Cheese
  • 3 oz vanilla pudding mix (instant)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • coconut
  • nuts (optional)
  • maraschino cherries

Add enough water to pineapple juice to use as the liquid in the cake mix. Make the cake (as directed on the box). Place in well greased and floured 9x12 pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 350°. Cool and leave in pan.

With mixer, blend cream cheese, pudding, and milk. Fold in drained pineapple. Spread over cooled cake. Then spread with cool whip. Sprinkle with coconut and nuts. Cool in refrigerator for several hours. Cut into squares. Serve with maraschino cherry on top.

Sock It To Me Cake

  • 1 box butter cake mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 Kraft or Wesson oil
  • 4 eggs (one at a time)

Chop 1/4 cup nuts, mix with 2 tbsp. brown sugar and 1-1/4 tsp. cinnamon. Put half cake batter in pan. Put nut mixture over it, then add rest of batter. Bake 1 hour at 325°. Let cake set 15 minutes after it is baked, before turning upside down on cake plate. When cool sprinkle cake with small amount of powdered sugar. Use Bundt cake pan.

Strawberry Jello Cake

    Preheat oven to 350
  • 1 box white cake mix and the ingredients that are on the box.
  • 1 box frozen strawberries
  • 1 container Cool Whip
  • 1 box strawberry Jello

Bake white cake mix as directed on the box. When cake is done, immediately punch holes in cake with a meat fork. Fix Jello as directed on box. Pour over cake. Let refrigerate about 3 hours. Then mix the strawberries with cool whip. Spread over top.

Ugly Duckling Cake

  • 1 pkg. yellow cake mix
  • 1 can fruit cocktail
  • 2 1/3 cup coconut
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk

Combine cake mix, cocktail with the syrup and 1 cup of the coconut and eggs in a large bowl. Blend, then beat for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased 13x9 pan Bake until cake springs back when touched. Bring butter, sugar and milk to a boil. Add rest of coconut and optional pecans. Spoon over hot cake in pan. Serve warm or cool

Turtle Cake

  • 1 box German Chocolate cake mix
  • 14 oz. bag Kraft caramels
  • 1 can Eagle Brand condensed milk
  • 1 stick butter

Mix cake according to directions on box, mix in 1/2 can Eagle Brand milk, 1/2 stick butter. Pour half of batter in 9x13 pan. Bake for 25 minutes at 350°.

Melt caramels with rest of milk and 1/2 stick butter. Pour over batter and sprinkle with 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup nuts. Pour rest of batter, and bake 25 minutes at 350°. Top with favorite icing.
See the recipe: Turtle Cake

Cake Mix with apples

Cake Mix Apple Crisp

  • 8-10 granny smith apples
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter - melted

Preheat oven to 350°. Peel and slice apples thin. Lay apples on bottom of pan. Mix the rest of ingredients in bowl until crumbly and spoon over apples. Bake 35 - 40 minutes until apples are tender. Serve with vanilla ice cream. Makes one 9x13 pan.

Cake Mix Apple Bars

  • 3/4 cup soft butter or margarine
  • 1 pkg white or yellow cake mix
  • 1 can apple pie filling
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

In a large bowl cut butter into cake mix. Set aside 1 cup. Press remaining mixture into a 13 x 9 pan. Spoon apple pie filling evenly over cake mixture. In a small bowl combine reserve cake mixture and coconut, sprinkle over pie filling. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Cool slightly before cutting into 3 x 1 1/2 inch bars.

Note: If you have a cake mix and can of apple pie filling this sounds like a tasty easy recipe. Seems like you could use other flavors of pie filling too.

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