Cake is all well and good, but let’s face it, the best part about making cake is the cake batter. I’m salivating just thinking about it. Clearly, I’m not afraid to admit that I am obsessed with all things cake batter – and I know I’m not the only one. I knew when cake batter Oreos came out in stores that I wasn’t alone in my obsession. So for those of us out there who would rather lick the bowl clean than actually bake your cake like a normal person, there are many devious ways to incorporate cake batter into other recipes. Here are 15 of our favorite ways to use cake batter at every given opportunity.

1. Cake Batter Cheesecake

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It’s cake mix…inside a cheesecake. It’s cake-ception. The best kind of “ception” in my opinion. The natural blandness of cheesecake is the perfect backdrop for other fun flavor like, I don’t know, a healthy helping of cake batter?

2. Cake Batter Popsicles

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Can you think of a better way to cool down than with these cake batter popsicles? Cool, creamy vanilla pops covered in funfetti sprinkles are the ONLY way I will choose to stay cool when the hot summer months come back around. Although honestly, I would eat one of these in the middle of December if given the opportunity. Don’t judge me.

3. Cake Batter Fudge

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Get ready for the most rich, decadent cake batter of your life. Cake batter in fudge form. The best (and potentially worst) thing about this recipe is how incredibly easy it is to make. Seriously, it can be made in a few minutes and is so simple that supposedly young children can whip up a batch whenever they would like. That is extremely dangerous.

4. Cake Batter Pancakes

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Another case of cake-ception! This time of the breakfast variety. Some of you might be saying, “Cake mix for breakfast? That seems a little much.” And to those people I say GET OUT, I WILL EAT THESE FUNFETTI PANCAKES COVERED IN CAKE BATTER FROSTING AND SPRINKLES IF I WANT TO AND YOU CANNOT STOP ME.

5. Cake Batter Popcorn

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Now we’ve all seen those fancy popcorn recipes – you take your regular bag of popcorn and spice it up to make it a sweet or savory treat. But you’ve never seen popcorn like this before. Using a few simple ingredients, you can have cake batter popcorn in minutes. You’ll definitely have the most drool-worthy popcorn at movie night, that’s for sure.

6. Cake Batter Truffles

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Your eyes do not deceive you: these are balls of cake dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles. It’s simple (TOO simple, some might argue), you just roll the cake mix into balls, dip them in white chocolate, sprinkle your heart out, and let them chill until they harden. And although they may have hardened, when you bite into this chocolately crust, you’ll get a mouthful of cookie dough-like cake batter – excuse me, I need to go make these now.

7. Cupcake Batter Puppy Chow

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A grab and go way to enjoy cake batter?! This is not a drill, people. This addictive snack can be made in a snap and is guaranteed to make you the most popular person at whatever party you bring this to. If they’re really your friends, they’ll know it took a lot for you to share your cake batter puppy chow. You’re a good person.

8. Cake Mix Cheeseball

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When you think of dips you probably think ranch, French onion, buffalo chicken…unless you have an obsession with cake batter, in which case you think I COULD EASILY TURN THIS INTO A DIP. Or better yet a BALL of dip – a cheeseball of cake battery goodness! This cake batter cheeseball looks so fun rolled in a layer of sprinkles and makes the perfect appetizer or dessert when paired with some cookies for dipping.

9. Cake Batter Waffles

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More cake batter for breakfast, because we can do whatever we darn well please. This one is a piece of cake (ha), all you have to do is pour the batter into your handy dandy waffle iron! When it’s done, you’ll have the most fun way to eat breakfast ever: cake batter in the undeniably fun shape of waffles. Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? Do you care? No, no you don’t care.

10. Cake Batter Blondies

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Let’s face it, blondies want to be cake anyways. They are obviously the cakes of the brownie world. Soft, chewy white cake with that sweet vanilla aftertaste? All it needs is a little injection of MORE CAKE. That’s where cake batter comes in. Upgrade your blondies with cake mix for extra sweetness!

11. Cake Batter Cookies

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Bites of gooey cake batter in every bite, these cake batter cookies are a dream come true. Literally, I think I had a dream about these once. You can frost them with fun colors or designs, sprinkle them with powdered sugar – the decorating possibilities are endless! Or you can just eat the entire batch as they are and feel absolutely no guilt about it…either way is cool.

12. Cake-Dipped Pretzels

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Regular pretzel sticks? Snooze. Pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate? Okay, now you’re talking. Pretzel sticks dipped in cake batter? IT CANNOT BE. Oh, but it is. You have never enjoy pretzels until you’ve enjoyed them dipped in cake batter and sprinkles. Not only do they taste otherworldly, but they look so pretty, too! They would make great party favors or table decorations.

13. Cake Batter Doughnuts

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How could donuts get any better? Making them with light and fluffy cake batter, duh. Essentially, what we’re dealing with here is deep fried cake batter, made into fun doughnut shapes and topped with powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, or frosting. You could also dye the cake batter any flavor or color you’d like for a wide array of doughnuts. The possibilities are limitless and it’s scaring me.

14. Cake Batter Cinnamon Rolls

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My arteries kind of hurt looking at these, but I don’t care. Cinnamon rolls are in a league all their own – few things are as craveable as a warm, gooey cinnamon bun. So adding cake batter into that equation? Well, let’s just say that amateurs should not try this at home.

15. Cake Batter Ice Cream

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You’ve probably seen cake batter ice cream in the aisles of the grocery store. Well this recipe is just that only creamier, sweeter AND with that homemade touch we all love. Best of all, you only need four ingredients to make this ice cream invention at home. And even BETTER of all (that makes perfect sense), you don’t need an ice cream maker to enjoy this frozen cake batter treat!


We are not joking around with our cake batter recipes, people. Do you use cake mix in such a clever way that it requires maniacal laughter? For my sake, share your ideas in the comments section below. Please.