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Non-cake ideas for using up boxed cake mix?

I have been given a few too many boxed cake mixes from a well-intentioned shopper who stocks up when they go below $1. Our house loves its sweets, but I find that cake (even the good from scratch ones) never get eaten as quick as cookies, bars, brownies, etc. Does anyone have a great recipe to use these things up? I have all varities, from lemon to dark chocolate, vanilla, butter, white, red velvet, no spice cake mix in the group though.

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  1. These are tasty:

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/lemon-wh...

    They're made with Cool whip--
    this is what's in Cool Whip
    "Cool Whip Original is made of water, hydrogenated vegetable oil, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, skim milk, light cream, and less than 2% sodium caseinate (a milk derivative), natural and artificial flavor, xanthan and guar gums, polysorbate 60, sorbitan monostearate, and beta carotene (as a coloring).[5] In some markets, such as Canada and the United States, Cool Whip is available in an aerosol can using nitrous oxide as a propellant. Cool Whip was formerly marketed as non-dairy, but in Jewish dietary traditions, Cool Whip was classified as dairy rather than parve (non-meat and non-dairy) because of the sodium caseinate (which is derived from milk). Cool Whip now contains milk and cream."

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      1. Just came across a recipe this a.m. that called for cake mix and cnned pumpkin for pumpkin cookies. That's all, and they asked for spice cake mix, but I was thinking gingerbread mix or a white or yellow cake with added spice. Maybe allrecipes.com or cooks.com

        1. I love boxed cake mix! My favorite way to eat it is to lightly sprinkle dry chocolate cake mix over vanilla ice cream. The sweet/salty combination with the creamy/gritty texture is very pleasing to me.

          We call it a "Dusty Road" sundae.

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          1. re: Purple Heather

            Wow! What a great idea! Anytime you involve ice cream, you have my undivided attention.

          2. "Our house loves its sweets, but I find that cake (even the good from scratch ones) never get eaten as quick as cookies, bars, brownies, etc."

            The Cake Mix Doctor books have recipes for cookies and bars made from cake mixes.