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Wondering what to do you do with all of those cake mixes you bought for a great price at your local warehouse club? You'll find some of the most popular cake recipes, and more, made with a cake mix listed below.

Want more ideas? Try these tips for a little Cake Mix Magic.

Bacardi Rum Cake

Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

The is the most popular recipe on my site that begins with a cake mix. If you like rum, you'll enjoy this cake. It's one of those cakes that are perfect for mailing, too. Many of these cakes have gone overseas to American soldiers. The rum not only keeps the cake moist, but it keeps it from spoiling, too.
Bacardi Rum Cake

Pistachio Cake

Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Cool and green is the best way to describe this cake. Not only does it start with a cake mix, but the recipe, including the frosting, uses two boxes of instant pudding. I love nuts, and so I add a lot to this recipe.
Pistachio Cake

Pig Pickin' Cake a.k.a. Mandarin Orange Cake

Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

I get tons of email on this cake recipe as well. A lot of people grew-up with this cake. It's a very lights and creamy cake.
Pig Pickin' Pig

Mom's Piña Colada Cake

Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

This was my mother's favorite recipe. It's another light cake. Don't let the name fool you; you won't get tipsy from this cake. There's only 2 tablespoons of rum in it.
Mom's Piña Colada Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

I came up with this recipe after deciding I wanted more pineapple in my cake. It's a very moist cake. If you like pineapple, you'll like this cake.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pumpkin Dump Cake

Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

Dump cakes use the cake mix in a different way. The cake mix is sprinkled on top of the other ingredients. Then something wet like melted butter is poured on top of the mix. Once baked, the cake mix turns into a crust.
Pumpkin Dump Cake

Quick Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake

Chocolate Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Chocolate Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

Being from Atlanta, I just love my Coca-Cola. What makes my favorite soft drink even better is combining it with a chocolate cake mix.
Quick Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake

Lemon-Lime Pound Cake

Lemon Lime Cake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Lemon Lime Cake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

Here's one pound cake that's been made with a cake mix.
Lemon-Lime Pound Cake
All About Pound Cakes

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Peach Cobbler Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

Here's a recipe for a cobbler using a cake mix.
Easy Peach Cobbler

Cake Mix Muffins

Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

There were only four ingredients in this simple recipe for Easy Smeezy Apple Muffins using a cake mix.

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