All ingredients shown for Pumpkin Crumb Coffee Cake. Just add a 1/2 to a whole can off pumpkin. I also like to sub applesauce for oil. Don’t forget your Pumpkin Pie spice it changes everything! I like a full tsp. Strudel topping with 1 c whole oats and 1/2 c almonds offers extra protein and filling whole oat nutrition for cold mornings!

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ADD A CAN OF PUMPKIN

Same 1/2 to 1 whole can pumpkin with a marble cake mix. You can sub applesauce for oil again if you like! You will love the Pumpkin spice or at least Cinnamon with this dense, delicious loaf. Great at night (I love chocolate before bed.) or as a go breakfast with PB.

Mini Muffins are the perfect thing to take anywhere! Potluck, someone sick, or to welcome the neighbors. So easy! Just Use cake mix add fresh or frozen berries. Tada!!

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ADD OATS, FRUIT, ZEST OR COCONUT!

I separated the same yellow cake mix above into 2 different bowls. In the first I added 1/2 tsp lemon extract, 1/4 tsp lemon zest and 1/4 c frozen blueberries.In the second, I was so in the mood for coconut!, in went 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, pinch of salt and 1/4 c sweetened shredded coconut.

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GO FULL ON CHEESECAKE WITH FRESH BERRIES!

Next level Lemon and blueberry action! This is a lemon cake mix sub applesauce for oil. Add 1/2 zest (save the rest for the cheesecake filling) and juice from 1 whole lemon.

I often cut the filling in half. Place the following ingredients in a bowl.¬†Add 1 pk cream cheese softened and add other 1/2 lemon zest. Also 1 tbsp vanilla extract, a pinch of salt and 1 tsp lemon extract. Finally a half softened stick of butter and 1 egg. Blend until smooth. You will now add up to 2 c white powdered sugar until it’s desired sweetness. Now you see why I cut this in half! Even with half pk of cream cheese and 1 c powdered sugar you will want that extra egg.

I usually use a paper towel to smear vegetable oil over pan and then flour that surface when baking. This makes for easy removal! After pouring your cake batter into a deep 9*13 like usual, just layer the cheesecake mixture right on top. I sprinkled with fresh blueberries ( I just love blueberries and lemon and cheesecake? Well….. anything! I know this last one is really rich but I hope one of these saves you time and makes you look like you spent allll day baking at your next function! Enjoy!!

 

Just in case you were in the mood for more! Don’t forget these oldies but goodies.

https://hauteingenue.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/quick-easy-holiday-delish/

http://www.thecoersfamily.com/quick-and-easy-banana-bread-made-with-cake-mix/