Yellow Cake Mix Recipes

Treat yourself to a sweet treat with one of these yellow cake mix recipes. The convenience of recipes using cake mixes saves you time when your schedule is hectic and you have little time to spare. By starting with a cake mix and adding a few additional ingredients, you can create a variety of delicious cakes at home.

There is a wide variety of cake mixes available today from moist, super moist, moist deluxe to classic. There are even gluten free and sugar free boxed cake mixes for those with special dietary needs.

When making yellow cake mix recipes, be sure to read the label of the cake mix you plan to use as the amount of oil and eggs that are needed will vary with each brand.

More budget friendly than cakes from a bakery, you will save time and money with these freshly home baked cakes made with yellow cake mix recipes.

Easy Banana Cake


  • 1 box (18.25 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • Water, oil and eggs as directed on box
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (2-3 medium ripe bananas)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, optional
  • Whipped cream, optional
  • Slices of banana for garnish, optional


1. Add baking soda to dry cake mix. Mix well. Prepare cake mix as directed on the package, using 1/4 cup less water than package directions. Add mashed bananas and nuts, if using. Stir just until blended. Bake as directed on package.

2. To serve, top each slice with whipped cream and freshly sliced bananas, if desired.

Maple Nut Cake Recipe


  • 1 box (18.25 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • Water, oil and eggs as directed on box
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons maple extract
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans

Maple Butter Frosting
  • 1/3 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup


1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, adding maple extract with the water. Stir in nuts. Bake in a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan as directed on package. Let cake cool completely before frosting.

2. To prepare frosting: Blend butter and powdered sugar. Stir in maple syrup until smooth. Spread frosting on top of cake. Cut into squares and serve.

Peanut Butter Cake Recipe


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, at room temperature
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (18.25 ounces) package yellow cake mix
  • 2/3 cup water

Peanut Butter Frosting
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, at room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.

2. In a large bowl, with mixer set at medium speed, cream 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup butter or margarine until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at time, mixing well after each addition. Add cake mix alternately with the water. Stir until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.

3. Bake for 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow cakes to cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans and cool completely on wire racks.

4. To Make Peanut Butter Frosting: Combine 1 cup peanut butter, and 1/2 cup butter or margarine. Cream together, with mixer set at medium speed, until light and fluffy. Add the confectioner's sugar. Mix in enough cream to make the frosting of a spreading consistency. Apply to cool cake, in between layers, on top and sides of cake.

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