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34 Delectable Desserts Made with Yellow Cake Mix

Created September 30, 2021

Calling all cake fanatics, we've rounded up our must-bake desserts using yellow cake mix just for you! Why? Well... we just like you like that... don't make this weird! From cakes to bake on busy days, to mouthwatering cakes you'll make for years to come, to hacks that can turn cake mix into your favorite cookies and brownies, we got you. Fair warning, we don't recommend reading through these recipes on an empty stomach.

Now, let's dive into some yellow cake mix desserts!

If we do say so ourselves, you've got some pretty great cake options to chose from. Don't forget to check out the below! With these tips from the Betty Crocker Test Kitchens, you can be sure your yellow cake will bake up perfectly every time.

Tips for Baking a Perfect Cake

  • When baking yellow cake use shiny pans, which reflect heat. Dark pans and pans with nonstick coating absorb heat faster than shiny pans and can cause cakes to brown too quickly.
  • Fill cake pans half full of batter. This is important for a novelty or shaped pan, such as a heart or star, which can be an odd size.
  • Always bake your cakes on the center rack.
  • If you’re turning your cake mix into cupcakes, learn all the tricks you need in this article about how to bake cupcakes.

Tips for a Top Decorating Job

  • The first rule of frosting a cake is to wait until your cake has cooled completely. If you frost your cake while it’s still hot, the frosting will melt and make a mess. It’s also wise to brush off loose crumbs before frosting.
  • For a professional frosting job, consider adding a crumb coat, or thin layer of frosting to seal in crumbs. Allow that coat to set, by placing in the fridge. Once this layer has set, add a decadent final layer using up your remaining frosting.
  • There’s no need to be intimidated by layer cakes. You can pull it off with Betty’s guidance! Just check out How to Frost a Layer Cake.
  • When you’re feeding a crowd, sheet-cakes are great and certainly don’t have to be boring. Learn how to quickly and beautifully dress up your sheet-cake.