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Take A Regular Box Of Cake Mix And Make This Unexpected Treat

If you're like me you probably have a box of cake mix sitting in your cupboard waiting to be used. Odds are it will just sit there waiting for the next birthday in your family, but if you feel like trying something a little different we have the perfect recipe.

Whether you serve it as a dessert or a sweet and tasty breakfast, your family is guaranteed to love this.

The best part is how simple and versatile the recipe is. Whatever flavor of cake mix you have - chocolate, red velvet, yellow - it's guaranteed to taste great.


  • 1 box of cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups of water
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • Note: check your cake mix directions, you may need a different amount of each ingredient.


  1. Heat your waffle maker and spray on some non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Follow the directions on the box  to make the cake batter using the ingredients.
  3. Pour the batter into the middle of the wafflemaker and cook the waffles (follow any directions on your wafflemaker).
  4. You can serve them any way you like: warm, cold, topped or plain. Try chopping up some fresh fruit for breakfast, or a dollop of whipped cream for dessert.

If your sweet tooth isn't totally satisfied, check out one more cake mix recipe on the next page!

For an easy twist on a classic, try using cake mix the next time you make banana bread.

It makes this family-favorite recipe much simpler, but guarantees it will taste great every time.

Plus, you can flex your creativity with some yummy substitutions. Want to try banana brownie bread? Some chocolate cake mix is all you need!


  • 1 box cake mix
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 3 or 4 medium sized bananas)

  • Optional: Chocolate chips, blueberries, or other ingredients from these variations.
  • Note: check the directions on your cake mix in case they use a different amount of ingredients.


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray non-stick cooking spray on 2 8x4 inch loaf pans, then flour the pans.
  3. Beat the ingredients together until they're well mixed, then divide the batter between the bans.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes, or until you can slide a toothpick into the loaf and pull it out clean.
  5. Let the loaves cool in the pan, on a rack, for 15 minutes. Then, remove the loaves and let them cool anohter 2 hours so they will keep their shape.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

[H/T: Betty Crocker]

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