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20 Two-Ingredient Cake Mix Recipes

Updated on March 16, 2016
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Glimmer has been writing recipes online for almost 5 years. She enjoys coming up with unique and tasty dishes, especially sweet treats.

Cakes, muffins and brownies, all made with a box of cake mix and one other ingredient.
Cakes, muffins and brownies, all made with a box of cake mix and one other ingredient. | Source

History of Boxed Cake Mixes

Even though the cake mix as we know it today was not introduced until the 1940s, the original one was invented in Pittsburgh, PA, in the early 1930s by the Duff & Sons Company.

The invention arose from an excess of molasses. The company figured out how to dry it and add it to other dry ingredients. While lucrative for the company, their popularity did not take off until after World War II, when housewives were looking for quick and convenient treats.

Pillsbury and Betty Crocker were the main manufacturers and, while business slumped in the 1950s, it resurged after the introduction of icing. Today, cake mixes are more popular than ever.

Source: bon appetit.com, A History of the Cake Mix, the Invention that Redefined "Baking", by Michael Y. Park, 9/26/2013

If you are like me, and look at recipes on the Internet, then you have probably come across a lot of two-ingredient cake mix recipes. They sound almost too good to be true, but I have to tell you that most of them are pretty good.

I'm not usually one to make lots of things from boxed mixes. I much prefer baking from scratch. But I always have a box on hand for emergencies, like when I find out that a big group of kids will be coming over for snacks after the game, or when I forget to make a treat for the church bake sale.

Whatever the situation, these creations are so ridiculously fast and easy to make, they save the day. I can usually whip up a batch of muffins in no time, and without having to make a trip to the grocery store.

I don't want you to think that these treats are going to win the blue ribbon at the county fair, and they do have their problems. For example, I have found that they don't usually rise as much as a cake prepared as per the package directions. They also tend to have a really moist, dense texture, almost gooey, which is not everyone's cup of tea.

Even with that being said, the ones I have tried are pretty good, and everyone enjoys them.

Strawberry Cake with 7 Up

This cake was made with a boxed strawberry cake mix and a 12 oz can of diet 7 Up.
This cake was made with a boxed strawberry cake mix and a 12 oz can of diet 7 Up. | Source
Type of Cake Mix
Second Ingredient
Instructions
Strawberry *
12 oz. (1 1/2 cups) Diet 7 Up
Mix the two ingredients completely and bake as directed on box.
Lemon
12 oz. (1 1/2 cups) Diet 7 Up
Same as above
Orange
12 oz. (1 1/2 cups) Diet 7 Up
Same as above
Yellow
1 15-oz. can pumpkin puree
Same as above
Chocolate
1 15-oz. can pumpkin puree
Same as above
Lemon
1 15-oz. can Mandarin orange segments, undrained
Puree oranges and liquid. Mix in cake mix and bake as directed on the cake mix box.
Orange
1 15-oz. can Mandarin orange segments, undrained
Same as above
Angel Food
1 can cherry pie filling
Puree the pie filling and mix in the cake mix. Bake as directed on the cake mix box.
Angel Food
1 can blueberry pie filling
Same as above
Angel Food
1 can apple pie filling
Same as above
Angel Food
1 can crushed pineapple, undrained
Mix thoroughly and bake as directed on box.
Spice Cake
1 15-oz. can pumpkin puree
Same as above
* The strawberry 7 Up cake turned out well and is a nice, light treat. Cool completely before serving. Remember not to add any other ingredients that may be listed on the box—only the two things listed above.

Cake Tips

  • These cakes don't rise as much as those prepared by the box directions, so you may want to use a smaller pan. For example, use one 9-inch round pan instead of two. You'll have one larger and thicker cake. A bundt pan makes this simple cake look a little fancier.
  • To puree items, use a food processor or a hand immersion blender.
  • While tasty on their own, step it up a little bit by sprinkling by powdered sugar or serving with whipped cream.

Applesauce and Spice

Make tasty breakfast muffins with a boxed spice cake mix and some applesauce.
Make tasty breakfast muffins with a boxed spice cake mix and some applesauce. | Source
Type of Cake Mix
Second Ingredient
Instructions
Spice *
2 cups applesauce
Mix thoroughly and bake as directed on cake mix box.
Spice
1 15-oz. can pumpkin puree
Same as above
Yellow
1 15-oz. can pumpkin puree
Same as above
Chocolate
1 15-oz. can pumpkin puree
Same as above
Carrot
1 can (12 oz.) diet soda
Same as above
Red Velvet
1 can (12 oz.) diet soda
Same as above
* These applesauce spice muffins were very moist, but good. I used cinnamon applesauce, but any kind could be used. Remember not to add any other ingredients that may be listed on the box—only the two things listed above.

Ingredients for the Applesauce Spice Muffins

Here's what I used to make the applesauce spice muffins.
Here's what I used to make the applesauce spice muffins. | Source

Muffin Tips

  • As noted above, two-ingredient cakes and muffins don't rise as much as the mixes prepared as directed. Add more of the batter to each muffin cup so you get larger muffins.
  • Since the muffins are softer, do not serve them until they have completely cooled and set. I usually put mine in the refrigerator overnight and the cupcake wrappers peel right off.
  • Delicious on their own, why not add some whipped cream, powdered sugar dusting, or prepared frosting for a special touch?

Brownies

An undrained can of black beans and a box of brownie mix make this yummy treat!
An undrained can of black beans and a box of brownie mix make this yummy treat! | Source
Type of Cake mix
Second Ingredient
Instructions
Family size brownie mix *
1 15-oz. can black beans, undrained
Puree beans in liquid. Stir in brownie mix thoroughly and bake as directed on box.
Family size brownie mix
12 oz. Diet Coke
Mix ingredients thoroughly and bake as directed on box.
* This recipe always turns out well. The brownies are not overly sweet and they have a very fudge-like dense consistency. Remember not to add any other ingredients that may be listed on the box—only the two that are listed above.

How to Make Black Bean Brownies

Brownie Tips

  • The brownies made with a can of black beans are tasty and a good way to sneak some fiber into a treat without anyone knowing. Check out the video above to see how easy they are to make.
  • I like to use organic black beans because they tend to have a lot less sodium than regular black beans. I have even found that beans labeled "low sodium" have more salt than some organic brands.

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Baking with Boxed Cake Mixes

If you are feeling adventurous, why not try your own flavor combination instead of one of the ones listed above? You may stumble upon the next great cake flavor!

I am not going to tell you that these creations are super healthy for you. However, by taking out the eggs and oil that are normally used, and replacing them with healthier items, like mandarin oranges, you can reduce the calories considerably.

There are also a number of chemicals used in used in some of these recipes, so I don't always like to give those to my family. However, there are times when a quick sweet treat is all we need, and these recipes fit the bill. I hope you'll give one a try.

Other Two-Ingredient Cake Mix Combinations

Try these other combinations.
Try these other combinations. | Source

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Now you are talking my language. I don't have time for baking, but I love cakes. This is the perfect solution, and with twenty to pick from even I can find a quick and easy recipe that I will try. Well done my friend and thank you for a treasure chest of great taste.

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      GTF...The easier it is, the more I like it.....whatever it is. Thanks for this info.....and between you and me....let's just pray that our billybuc stays OUT of the kitchen......long story. LOL I'm sure Bev has a sign in their kitchen, banning him from entry anyway!!......(He did a hub on his "bachelor recipes".....and I have tormented him, ever since!!) It was enough to make you give up eating altogether! Good thing he can WRITE!!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Alright, Paula, it's not like I can't hear you bashing me. LOL Although in this case you are actually telling the truth. :)

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Ha Ha - Thanks Bill - See I knew I could come up with a recipe hub you could make! These are no fail so Bev is sure to let you in the kitchen! Thanks for stopping by.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Nice to see you again Paula and thanks for commenting! These could definitely be considered bachelor recipes too! I mean how could you go wrong. Of course, my husband would probably think of a way. I can't speak for Bill of course, but hey, if he know how to turn on the oven it should be ok. Have a great day!

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

      I confess, I have never used a cake mix but even I had my digestive juices were begging for a Black Bean Brownie. Who knows ..........

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      Virginia Kearney 3 years ago from United States

      Fun article. I make cake mix pumpkin muffins all the time, but I add 1-2 eggs to get a lighter muffin--that might work on some of the other ones too. I usually also add mini chocolate chips. I have a hub on that recipe but I really love the way you did this as tables. I like the black bean brownie one too!

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      I found this very interesting and thanks to Bill and Paula, entertaining as well. These are great ideas I never would have thought of in a million years, but here they are! Thank you GTF!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Glimmer. These may be easy to make but they sure do look good. I can't bake but even I may be able to pull this off. Those Black Bean Brownies look great. Thanks for the great ideas. Another winner. Voted up, shared, etc....

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi sallybea - You will like the black bean brownies. I hope you give them a try. Glad you enjoyed the hub and thanks for commenting.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      I like the vanilla pumpkin combo too! Good idea adding chocolate chips. I will try that, but then that would be cheating (more than 2 ingredients) LOL. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. I'm off to check out your hub.

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      L Brander 3 years ago from Canada

      Loved the recipe round up! It's great to have one place where I can find all of the recipes. Voted up, interesting, useful

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      Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

      I'm looking for, quick and easy treats to make while camping, and these fit the bill perfectly! I'm going to try one of the mixes with diet 7-Up since I have that on hand. Thanks! Voted up and shared!

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      Leona J Atkinson 3 years ago from Oregon, USA

      This is interesting. I have had the Angel Food Pineapple cake before and it is very good with Cool Whip on top ! I will surely be trying a couple of these other ones. Thanks !

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      Liz Elias 3 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Sounds very interesting! I'll have to try one of these. I've always been partial to chocolate/orange combinations, so I think I'd have to try orange soda with the chocolate cake mix. :-)

      Voted up, useful and interesting.

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      Hezekiah 3 years ago from Japan

      Very nice, didn't know much can be done with just the two ingredients.

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for these. My daughter now bakes for me. She is a big shot baker.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      I love this unusual hub for its simplicity and sheer variety of options. They make it so easy with the mixes, and thanks to you it's even easier -- two ingredients! I'm especially interested in those spice cake muffins. Voted up and more, plus pinning.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks tillsontitan! Glad you found the hub informative and yes, very entertaining too!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Bill - Thanks so much for all of the support and yes, anyone can bake these easy creations. Surprise your family with a cake! Have a great day.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Stephanie - These are perfect for camping, you don't need to bring a lot of ingredients and they keep for a while. Muffins are super easy because they are simple to store too. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi manicpanicplease - Glad you enjoyed the hub and recipes and hope you give one a try. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      I have heard a lot of people say that pineapple angel food cake is a winner. Glad you commented and also glad you'll be trying some others retired06. Have a nice day.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      DzyMsLizzy - Everytime I see your screen name I get that song in my head. If you make the chocolate orange, I'll be curious to know how it turns out. I was thinking chocolate with cherries, maybe maraschino, but not sure and we still have to eat up all of these goodies I made for this hub. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks so much for your kind comments Hezekiah.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Martin, I bet the goodies your daughter bakes for you are awesome, especially if she's a big shot baker. Even though these are good, there is nothing better than treats baked from scratch. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi FlourishAnyway - I am having a couple of the apple spice muffins for breakfast today. They keep well in the fridge. Glad you enjoyed the hub and thanks for commenting.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Glim,these look absolutely fabulous! I envy those who can cook, I must say that I have butterfingers!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Wonderful recipes; voted up and saved for sure.

      Eddy.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Great hub! I usually make things from scratch, or make my own mixes in advance to use later on. But I love the combinations here!

      Thanks for sharing this with us. I voted it up, and am sharing and pinning. Mmmm!

      Have a great day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks Michelle - Even people who can barely turn on the stove should be able to make these. Glad you liked the hub. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi Eddy - Thanks so much. Hope you get a chance to make a couple of them.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Kathryn - I usually like to make things from scratch too, but every once in a while I just don't feel like it and still want something sweet. Cool that you make your own cake mixes! Thanks so much for the support and reading. You have a great day too.

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      These recipes are great ideas, easy and fast as you said. I never thought of doing this before, but you hub has inspired me. Thanks for your side tips as they are so helpful. Thanks for sharing!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      suzettenaples - I'm glad my hub inspired you and hope you give some of the recipes a try. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Cool cakes. It's hard to believe they only use two ingredients. These would be fun for kids to stir up. Long live cake mixes. Shared and pinned. Good for the holidays, too.

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      Gypsy48 3 years ago

      So glad I came across this hub. I love simplicity when baking and these two ingredient recipes are perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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      Donna Hilbrandt 3 years ago from Upstate New York

      I've tried the spice cake with pumpkin. I always find I need to add a bit of water. I sometimes add flax too, but I tend to sneak that in to whatever I can. I experimented and tried using puréed bananas with spice cake. Again I added a bit of water. It was quick and successful. Great hub. Oh, black bean brownies are good too. Haven't made them in years, but maybe I will try again. :)

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      Tirralan Watkins 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I just couldn't pass up this hub. 2 Ingredients? That's my type of recipe. I'm definitely pinning this!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi Rebecca - This is definitely easy and fun for kids! Especially on a dreary afternoon when they have nothing to do. Thanks so much for reading and commenting and the support! Hope you are doing well.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      I don't think there is much that is simpler than two ingredients and I like easy too. Hope you give one of these a try. Thanks for stopping by and reading.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      donnah75 - I may add bananas and spice cake. That sounds like a yummy mix. I also like your idea of adding some flax. Another good add-in would be chocolate chips. They are good in almost anything. I appreciate you reading and commenting.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi Careermommy - Thanks so much for the support and I'm glad you enjoyed the recipes. Sometimes the easier and the better.

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      Prithima Sharma 3 years ago from Delhi, India

      hmmm yummie

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks Prithima Sharma!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      I just want to reach into the screen and grab these cakes out of it! lol! they look so delicious, and this is definitely bookmarked so that I get off my butt and make some instead of buying some of those shop cakes that taste like cardboard! lol!

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      Sehnonimo 3 years ago from San Bruno, CA

      Oh, my god...I HAVE to try the spice cake with applesauce! I couldn't believe the title of this hub, so I had to check it out. I'm glad I did! I'm going to bookmark it for later use.

      Great! And now I'm hungry... ~~ Great hub!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks so much Nell! They won't take you any time at all. Enjoy!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi Sehnonimo - Hope you like the muffins. I'm glad you checked out the hub too. I'm going to need to update it soon because some folks are giving me more ideas to include. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I am sure going to hang onto this! And black bean brownies? Wow, my son gets that recipe! He loves black beans. I am a cake mix girl, I never go from scratch, lol and I have a closet full of cake mixes of every flavor so I am ready to try your goodies out! ^

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I find using boxed mixes very handy when you have sudden houseguests. I love the strawberry 7up idea, I'll bet it is very moist. Your charts are excellent suggestions to spruce up any box mix. I now will have to make a cake this week.

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      Chantele and Julie 3 years ago from Wales

      Wow these are some great recipes! Very clever!

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I just realized that you came visit one of my hub a week ago.... and I didn't see your comment! I am very sorry about that! Anyway, I thought I would come and give you a little visit as well :-)

      When I saw the title, I thought about pastry and I couldn't resist! But I must say that I read... 22 ingredients... and not 20 two :-) I love to bake from scratches and so I don't mind 22 ingredients! But I think it's great to have those recipes when you might have a surprise visit and you might want to whip up something fast! I used the cake mix when I was a teacher; on the month of their birthday, I would take the kids of that month and we would prepare a cake together to share with the rest of the class :-) It was quite handy to have those cake mix!

      Thank you for sharing those 20 fast and easy recipes. I think you will help quite a lot of people who might need these easy solutions!

      Have a great evening!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi Jackie - Glad you liked the hub and like you, I always have a bunch of cake mixes on hand. They really do come in handy. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Teaches - I agree with you about cake mixes. And the neat thing is that they make so many different varieties these days and they taste quite good. Glad you read and thanks for the nice comments.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks so much EatCookReview! I appreciate it.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      That's so funny about the title kidscraft. I thought about that for a long time because I thought people (including myself) would do that. Finally came up with the title I gave it. How nice of you to bake a cake for students when you were a teacher. My daughter loves making things with me and these are so easy. Thanks for commenting and reading.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 3 years ago

      This is great! Thank you for the strawberry 7 up cake recipe!

      I can't wait to get the stuff to make it with. Really cool and I shared & voted up +++...take care

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks Jo_Goldsmith11 - Maybe this will be your sweet treat for this weekend. It only takes a few minutes to make. Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment.

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      Heather Rode 3 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

      I love the strawberry box cake that Pillsbury makes and can't wait to try it with 7up instead. It seems like a distant cousin of the cherry coke cake ;) Thanks for a great hub. Can't wait to make it :)

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks Heather! I never tried the strawberry until my daughter was 2 and I made her strawberry cupcakes for her birthday. It really is good and now every year she gets strawberry cake pops. I hope they never discontinue it. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Prithima Sharma 3 years ago from Delhi, India

      great thanks for sharing

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      Christy Birmingham 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      What a neat idea for a hub! I always find I don't have all the ingredients for recipes so this read is really interesting -now I only need 2!!!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks so much Prithima Sharma.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks ChristyWrites! - I'm with you, sometimes I want to make something, go to the cupboard and one ingredient is missing, so these recipes can be good substitutes. Glad you enjoyed the hub!

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      I had my doubts when I saw the title of this Hub, but now I'm intrigued. Like you, I prefer to bake from scratch but sometimes there isn't enough time. Since I don't mind dense, moist cakes I plan to find at least one here that will work for me. I appreciate your realistic observations. Thanks for sharing!

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      Prithima Sharma 3 years ago from Delhi, India

      try to bake... interesting hub

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi vespawoolf - Cake mixes definitely are helpful to have around. It's amazing how many times I've had to make a quick cake for something. Glad you stopped by to read and comment. Thanks.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks Prithima Sharma - I hope you enjoy the recipes.

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      These are clever little ideas...I like you prefer baking from scratch but there are times when it is just not possible. these will help save the day in emergencies.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Angels are on the way ps

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      MysticMoonlight 3 years ago

      Really great tips here. I've made the cake mix/applesauce and cake mix/pumpkin puree before with much success! I plan on trying some of the others here as well. Thanks for sharing. Voted and shared!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      These are all great ideas. I like the idea of additions!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks pstraubie! I agree with you on baking from scratch, but sometimes, well there just isn't time. Glad you enjoyed the hub. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Glad that you have tried some of these and that they were successful. It's good to have other testimonials on these types of recipes. Thanks for reading and commenting. P.S. You have a beautiful screen name.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks aviannovice. They are fun goodies to make.

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Wow, these are amazing and awesome! I had never heard of most of them and will definitely refer back here when trying them out.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi CraftytotheCore - I had not heard of some of them either, but the ones I have tried turned out pretty well. I have not tried all of them though. Have fun giving some of them a try and thanks for reading.

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      Jeannie InABottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      I love these simple cake mix recipes. I never realized there were so many. I've tried the pumpkin pie puree kind, and it is delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks Jeannieinabottle! I think we could probably try anything and it might work with boxed cake mixes. I like the pumpkin puree better than applesauce as a mix in.

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 3 years ago from Western NC

      OMG - I have some cake mix, and apple caramel - I SEE A CAKE in my future. HAHA. Love this. Great ideas!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hope you made that cake this weekend! Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Yum! I wrote down at least 3 of these recipes to try. I'm so excited! Thank you for the great ideas!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks VVanNess - Hope you got to try one over the weekend! They are good recipes when in a pinch for a dessert! I was away for a few days so I'm just getting back to my comments now.

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      lindaelliott 3 years ago

      The lemon & 7up cake was awful!I'm scared to try anymore.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Sorry you didn't care for that combination lindaelliott.

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      Laryssa 3 years ago from Indiana

      Loving this Hub! Foodie at heart but baking is not my forte, now I have an easy go to!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by LaryssaGeorge. These are so easy anyone can make them. That's one think I like about them.

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      Jill Spencer 3 years ago from United States

      This is a handy hub to have on hand when you have make something at short notice for a potluck. Thanks! I'm pinning it (along w/everybody else, I see. Wow!)

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      What a great and handy collection of ideas. A boxed cake mix can be a best friend when time is short. And as you demonstrate it does not take much to glam them up.

      Bookmarking

      Angels are on the way ps Pinned

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi Jill - They are handy on short notice, but like I said in the hub, they aren't going to win you any blue ribbons, but they are tasty. I liked the strawberry seven up one. Thanks for reading and sharing.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks pstraubie! I always appreciate your angels. They are definitely handy in a pinch. Have a great spring.

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      Marcus 3 years ago from California

      these are great!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks for reading bigfeet!

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      Marie Giunta 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      This is great, I'm always looking for quick and easy things to bake. They all look yummy by the way :)

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks MPG Narratives. I hope you give one of the recipes a try.

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      Ron Noble 2 years ago

      I never would've thought of mixing black beans with brownie mix. They don't look at all that bad either.

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      sparklingcrystal 2 years ago from Manila

      You are awesome! I love to bake and there are times that I just need to bake something fast and that's where I seek help with cake-mix. Finally I can add a little bit extra with these recipes.

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      Cheeky Kid 2 years ago from Milky Way

      Did you know that you just made me drool (BIGTIME!) Hahaha. I guess I could try these recipes out. :D

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Hi Zeph1 - They are pretty good, not as good as the ones made with butter and all of the other "good" stuff. But they are a decent substitute. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Thanks sparklingcrystal! These are definitely great for a last minute baking project. Glad you liked the hub and thanks for the nice comments.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Glad you liked the recipe ideas Cheeky Kid. Hope you try one out. Thanks for commenting.

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      B Lucy 2 years ago from Podunk, Virginia

      What a wonderfully useful hub! I better get bakin'!!

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      Ravi and Swastha 2 years ago from London, Canada

      Awesome & looks so yummy. Hub encourages me to do some baking. Hats off Glimmer Twin Fan ! Voted up.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Hi B Lucy - Glad you enjoyed the article. These are definitely handy in a pinch. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      choosetolive - Thanks for the vote. I appreciate you stopping by and reading and hope you make one of these soon.

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      ideadesigns 2 years ago

      I need to definitely try these out. I used a recipe once that had cake mix, egg and butter I believe it made soft cookies. Great easy recipes!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Hi ideadesigns - I hope you like the one you decide to try. They are definitely easy. Thanks for stopping by!

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      debby sotunde 2 years ago from nigeria

      Wow, yummy cakes you've got here. i will surely try this soon....Thanks

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Hi Debby Sotunde - Thanks so much for reading and I hope you've gotten a chance to make one. I'm sorry it's taken so long to respond to your comments.

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      Shinichi Mine 2 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I am loving this. Never knew a lot of this even though I bake at home a lot. Thanks!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Glad you liked these recipes smine27. These are a nice short cut when you need a quick dessert. I appreciate your kind comments. Have a great day.

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      Steve Cook 2 years ago

      Absolutely wonderful, a real life saver.

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      Sed-me 2 years ago from An undisclosed location.

      What a great idea for a thread. I was literally going to make a pumpkin/yellow cake today. I am glad I was able to verify that I wasn't doing it wrong first. :)

      Im going to make pumpkin, cream cheese filled cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Thanks so much Steve Cook. Glad you liked the article.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Hi Sed-me - The combo you are making is a good one. I will say that some are better than others. I also love the idea of adding cream cheese frosting and filling. Now I'm hungry! Thanks for stopping by and reading.

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      Audrey Selig 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi Glimmer - first of all, congratulations on your excellent photography which has placed you into the Hub-pro program. I enjoyed looking over the two ingredient recipes which sound simple and yummy. One recipe that I wanted to try is a yellow cake and pumpkin puree. I'm not sure if it is included, but everything sounds yummy. Pinning. Blessings, Audrey

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Hi Audrey - Many thanks on your kind comments. I'm enjoying taking the photos for various hubs. The pumpkin/yellow cake is a popular one and pretty good. Enjoy baking!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      really? just using 2 ingredients are really easy. Must buy the muffin cake mix

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      Eileen 2 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      These are nice and easy recipes and will come in handy when press for time . Great photographs !

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      My apologies that it has taken so long to respond to your kind comments. I took some time off for the holidays. Hope you gave one of these recipes a try and thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Hi eival - Many thanks for your kind comments. It was fun making these treats and taking the pictures for them. Glad you liked the article.

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      Mrs Clark 2 years ago from United States

      What a great list you have! My favorite thing to make lately with cake mixes is cookies! I have made Smores, Snickerdoodle, Triple Chocolate and Maple Snickerdoodle with cake mixes. Enjoy your day and keep up the good work! :)

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Wow georgialgal - Your recipes sound delicious too! Cake mixes, while not the healthiest, really are good in a pinch. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Wild and crazy flavors make up those mouth-watering recipes. I'll give it a go, if I'm brave enough.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      There are some odd combinations Kristen, and some are better than others. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your cake.

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      Esorami 2 years ago

      Thanks for making a graph, easy to use that way. I've made some of these and they've all turned out great. Today as an experiment I am making a chocolate beet cake. Our garden beets and a cake mix. I may add 1 egg.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Hi Esorami - Glad you've tried some of these. I've never tried a cake mix with beets. Does it get enough moisture? I would imagine beets would add great color and they do have a bit of sweetness to them. Thanks for the comments.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Coming back to share this goodie again!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Thank you so much Jackie! I really appreciate it and all of your support.

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      Marti 2 years ago

      OMG Black bean brownies ! Oh so good and no one the wiser at my house. Now I know what to do with the extra beans when I cook too many. Orange cake, I used Ginger ale. Yum !

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Hi Marti - Thanks so much for reading and coming back to comment! Orange cake with Ginger Ale sounds really good to me. Have a great day!

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Hey thanks for sharing this here. Gotta try them out :)

      Voted up :)

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting Akriti Mattu. Hope you give a couple of them a try.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      I will and then will get back to you.

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      Rumana 2 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Thanks Glimmer for sharing a whole lot of information about cakes.It was very interesting.

      Voted up interesting and shared.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Hi rumanasaiyed - I'm glad you enjoyed my article. Thank you for reading, voting and sharing!

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      Dreamer 2 years ago

      What if I added cream cheese and Sprite Zero to blueberry muffin mix? Would that do, you think?

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Not sure about that Dreamer. Not sure how a muffin mix is different from a cake mix and also not sure about the cream cheese. If you try it, I'd be curious how it turns out.

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      saf 2 years ago

      Just made an angel-food/pineapple cake in a bundt pan (sprayed with PAM baking spray with flour - making the release a breeze!). It is easy, light, and delicious - just what I look for in a dessert! Try it!!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Sounds delicious saf! Thanks for telling me about it!

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      Amber Harding 2 years ago from London

      I'm not a cake expert (yet), but after seeing this, I have a mission to become!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Hi Amber - Well I appreciate the kind comments. These are definitely not fancy cakes, but they are fast and easy to make! Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      nancy 2 years ago

      Could you puree fresh strawberries and add to a white cake mix for a two ingredient strawberry cake?

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      Ramy Saber 2 years ago from Egypt

      Oh! Foods look very delicious. I wish if I could eat this food now!

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      Agility Beauty 2 years ago from U.S.A

      muffin cake, i think it will be awesome, i will try to do it soon.

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      thebrownbear 2 years ago

      Mmm I'm sure the ones with apple sauce or pumpkin purée end up being quite moist. My mom has a recipe for Queen Elizabeth cake from scratch that has ginger ale in it and it's very scrumptious so I'm curious if one of the 7-up recipes would be similar. I'll have to try it.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Hi nancy - I don't know if you could do the strawberry puree, but if you try I'd love to know the outcome. It should have enough liquid depending on the amount of strawberries you use. Thanks for reading.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Thanks so much travelvacations.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Agilitybeauty - I hope you enjoy the cake you make. I appreciate the comment.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Thanks for reading and commenting thebrownbear. The pumpkin puree makes the cake nice and moist like you said. I'm going to have to look up a Queen Elizabeth cake. I've never heard of that.

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      Michelle 22 months ago

      Do you have to use diet pop? We stay clear of anything sugar free.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 22 months ago

      Hi Michelle - Yes, you can use regular soda too. Thanks for checking out the article.

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      Kristylynn999 22 months ago

      Thanks so much forthe great idea's. I'm making cake pops for my wedding on October 31st. These will help me out so much so that I can make several different types to go around my 8" wedding cake on the shape of a pumpkin on the top.

      Ur Awesome....Thanks,

      Kristy

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 22 months ago

      Hi Kristylynn999 - Glad you enjoyed these recipes. You can make loads of different cake pops with these, just test one out before your wedding. The texture is a little, not much, different and I'd hate for you to make a lot for such a special day and then not turn out well. Have a wonderful wedding and thanks for reading.

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      RTalloni 22 months ago from the short journey

      All this fast, easy cooking in one place--thanks! Perfect for crowds. Going to look to see if you've put something like this together for cookies...

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 22 months ago

      Hi RTalloni - Thank you. I have not done something like this for cookies. Good idea though!

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      LadyZuul 21 months ago from Columbus,OH

      can you use regular sodas? you cant pay me to drink diet soda..also would any sparkling water or ginger ales work?

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 21 months ago

      Yep LadyZuul - You can use regular sodas. It's more for the liquid than anything else. Ginger Ale would work and I'm guessing that sparkling water would too. They probably won't be as sweet as the other options, but the cake mix is pretty sweet! Thanks for reading.

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      Aleksey Donets 20 months ago from Cherkassy, Ukraine

      Oh, these cupcakes look sooooo delicious. My girlfriend is fond of baking and I'll definitely ask her to cook the brownies and the cupcakes following your recipe. Can't wait to taste them)))

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      Diana L Pierce 20 months ago from Potter County, Pa.

      The pumpkin and yellow cake make a great tasting muffin. I'll be trying some of the others, soon.

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      Ashly Christen 20 months ago from Illinois

      have you ever tried the blackbean brownies? im curious about these and slightly scared of them lol

      I am new to the hub, I have a couple recipes up feel free to stop by and let me know what you think

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 20 months ago

      Hi alekdo - I hope you liked them. These recipes are so easy that you can make a lot of them at once. Thanks for reading and commenting.

      Diana Lee - I like the yellow cake and pumpkin too. The strawberry cake is decent too. Like I said in the hub, these aren't going to win the state fair blue ribbon but they are good in a pinch. Thanks for stopping by!

      Hi AshlyChristen - Yep - the brownies are good. They are pretty dense and not quite as sweet, but not bad. Enjoy and I'll swing by.

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      greenmind 20 months ago

      Hey this is a great hub. You really write well and I love this recipe. Well done and I think HubPages could use more writers like you. Thanks!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 20 months ago

      Thanks greenmind. Your comments are vey kind and I appreciate them.

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      Lenore McKenna 20 months ago

      I tried Angel food with crushed pineapple and angel food with blueberry neither was tasty, so what could I have done wrong ?

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      dandelionweeds 20 months ago from Canada

      Excellent Hub! Lots of info. I look forward to trying some of theses.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 20 months ago

      Hi Lenore McKenna - Not sure what could have gone wrong. I particularly like the pineapple one. Sorry you did not care for them.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 20 months ago

      Thanks dandelionweeds. Have fun experimenting.

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      Candace 20 months ago

      Ha!! I find the video very funny! Healthy brownies from Betty Crocker? Did you read the ingredients? Ironic that you use Organic beans but use mixes that have so much artificial ingredients you are better off making your own mix. Dextrose, HFCS, artificial dyes - no thanks. This makes a great dump brownie if you use your own flour, baking soda etc... Great idea, bad ingredients.

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      20 months ago from New York

      Delicious and great ideas! I have to try some of the cakes out! Passing this along to friends, and now following you, keep up the great work mmm mmm :)

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      Susan Hazelton 19 months ago from Summerfield, Florida

      These are terrific recipes. I love that they are two ingredients. I have a couple of cake mixes in my cupboard I am absolutely going to try this on.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 19 months ago

      Rabadi - I hope you have had a chance to try out one of these cakes. Thanks for reading and commenting.

      hazeltos - I appreciate that you took the time to read my hub and hopefully you get a chance to try one of these soon.

      Happy New Year to you both.

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      gatheringgarden 18 months ago

      love these ideas! great post! question is which do i try first?

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 18 months ago

      Thanks gatheringgarden. Hope you enjoy the cake you decide to make.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 18 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Congratulations for the well deserved HOTD!

      All the recipes are worth trying . Sure to try all of them. Thanks for sharing the well presented hub with helpful pictures.

      Sharing and pinning!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 18 months ago

      Thank you ChitrangadaSharan - I appreciate that. It was a fun one to write since I got to try out a a number of the recipes. Have a great day!

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      Donna Herron 18 months ago from USA

      Wow, what wonderful ideas! I'm definitely considering both of your brownie add-ins. I've had cola in chocolate cake, and brownies sound even better. But black beans - I'll have to try that :) Congrats on your wonderful HOTD!

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      Kristen Howe 18 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Glimmer, since I stopped by here last year, I just want to say congrats on HOTD!

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      Janis Leslie Evans 18 months ago from Washington, DC

      This is great, Glimmer Twin Fan, very useful for non-bakers like me. This makes me want to bake a cake or some brownies with black beans today! Not sure how I missed this excellent hub. Congratulations on HOTD. It exemplifies what the award is all about: originality, high quality, useful, informative, visually beautiful, and evergreen! Your work is always very impressive.

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      RTalloni 18 months ago from the short journey

      Back today congrats on your Hub of the Day award!

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      Susan Deppner 18 months ago from Arkansas USA

      I've made several of these combinations and every time I'm amazed at how well they turn out. Spice cake with a can of pumpkin is my very favorite and I've made it many times. We love it with homemade cream cheese frosting, which actually is quick and easy to make and so much better than anything out of a can. Thanks for compiling these lists! Congrats on Hub of the Day honors, too!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 18 months ago

      Thanks Donna! Like I said in the hub, these aren't going to win any blue ribbons, but are pretty good in a pinch. I know the folks who got snowed in during that blizzard last week could have used some of these recipes! Glad you like the hub.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 18 months ago

      Thanks Kristen! I really appreciate it.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 18 months ago

      Hi janshares - I hope you have been well and really appreciate your kind comments. This is definitely good for non-bakers and I see next to your name that you are in DC so one of these would have been good for you to make when you were snowed in last week! Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 18 months ago

      Thanks RTalloni! I appreciate it.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 18 months ago

      Thank you Susan...I love the pumpkin spice combo too. It's so moist. The cream cheese icing sounds good, especially if it's easy. Glad you stopped by to check out the hub and appreciate the kind comments.

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      Diana Abrahamson 17 months ago from t Francis Bay

      Mmm..love cakes and also trying out new recipes. Great recipes to try! Also love experimenting with new ideas too.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 17 months ago

      Thanks Diana - they are fun to experiment with, especially if you need a quick and easy dessert for something. Have a great day!

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      June Parker 17 months ago from New York

      OMG! Who knew what could be accomplished with a cake mix. When it comes to pies and a flakey, from scratch, crust - I'm your girl. When it comes to cakes from scratch I'll let someone else bake them if you want to actually eat them. LOL. Boxed cake mixes are my savior. These ideas are right up my alley. Thank you so much! Pinning this one to my Cake Box Mix board.

      I didn't realize this hub won HOTD until reading some of the other comments so Congrats on that too!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 16 months ago

      Thank you so much Kailua-KonaGirl - Sorry it took so long to respond...family issues so I was away from the computer for a while. I like things from scratch too, but it's nice to make something so quickly. I appreciate the kind comments!

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      Margie Lynn 14 months ago from Beautiful Texas Hill Country

      We love the pumpkin with the chocolate and spice cake! Thanks for great information ,

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 14 months ago

      Glad you liked the recipes Margie. Spice cake mixes are pretty good with some of these.

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      Dianna Mendez 11 months ago

      Glimmer, your post is well done and certainly draws interest with the yummy title. I can't wait to try some of these recipe ideas.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 10 months ago

      Hi teaches - I've been out of the loop for a while, but wanted to thank you for the comments. These may not be the healthiest cakes, but in a pinch they work well.

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      Connie 8 months ago

      Made the applesauce/spice cake and cooked according to directions-test done but it seems very gummy to us. Should I have cooked it longer? Not sure we will finish this cake.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 8 months ago

      When I made the applesauce/spice muffins it wasn't the same texture as if I would have followed the directions on the cake box. They were softer, but not gummy. I did put them in the fridge and that firmed them up a bit.

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      Sakina Nasir 8 months ago from Kuwait

      Great hub! Loved the detailed explanation and pictures too! These look yummy! I have never baked before, but I would love to try out these recipes. Well done and thanks for sharing such a wonderful article! God bless you! ☺

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      Charline McClure 5 months ago

      Would regular 7-up make it too sweet? I am very allergic to artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes of any kind. These all sound delicious.

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