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15 Boxed Cake Mix Hacks That Go Way Beyond Birthday Parties

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While your goal is always to make one from scratch, boxed cake mix has probably saved more than one birthday party in your house's history. But the quick-fix stuff is good for way more than just cakes.

The ingredients that make a boxed cake so tasty are also the base for lots of other amazing dishes that start with breakfast and end at creative cocktails!

Another cool thing about cake mix is that there are so many versions from fruit flavored to seasonal ones (hello, pumpkin!) that you can swap out one flavor with another to create something new (red velvet whipped cream, we're coming for you).

Yes, your on-sale box of cake mix could just save the day, yet again, and you won't even need to raid the junk drawer looking for candles.

6No Bake Cake Batter Cake Pops

Not only are these a crowd-pleaser, these No Bake Cake Batter Cake Pops from Chef in Training are a great rainy day activity for the kids, too!

11Cake Batter Ice Cream

You don't need a cold stone or ice cream maker to whip up this frozen treat created by Life Made Sweeter. Take her suggestion and set up a toppings bar for the kids to customize their cones with!

13Cake Batter Pancakes

If you're in one of those breakfast-for-dinner moods, take it all the way with these cake batter pancakes from How Sweet Eats.

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