Recipes Using White Cake Mix And Cream Cheese

Recipes Using White Cake Mix and Cream Cheese – How To Make Them

If you need ideas for recipes using white cake mix and cream cheese, then we got you covered! We even threw in an easy recipe you can try!

Once you understand how to use a cake mix and cream cheese, doors will open! You can make delicious cookies, cupcakes, muffins, and so much more. The recipe we have given today is incredibly easy to make and extremely versatile. You can substitute any of the ingredients and create a wide range of cake types and flavors!

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Cake Mix And White Cream Cheese

Understanding how these two ingredients can work together will help you understand how to use them to create a wide range of goodies yourself.

Now, we all already know what cake mix is. If you aren’t sure, it is basically a combination of dry ingredients that are used to create a specific cake (for example, an angel food cake or strawberry pound cake).

The cake mix contains virtually any ingredient that can be dried and includes flour, a leavening agent, flavoring ingredients, and sweeteners. So, what it essentially needs to make a cake, is moisture. Most cake mixes only require something like eggs (which acts as a binding ingredient) or a liquid (like oil, milk, or water).

You can have a look here at some of the functions of baking ingredients that you will commonly find in cake mixes.

So, for these recipes, we use cream cheese as the “liquid” ingredient that will help you create a batter. Naturally, cream cheese isn’t as wet as compared to other, more traditional ingredients. This is why you will see that most white cake with cream cheese recipes still contains eggs and other liquids.

The cream cheese however helps add creaminess and promotes a fluffy and delicate crumb. It also adds a well-balanced tangy taste to what sometimes can be a very overly sweet dried cake mix.

 recipes using white cake mix and cream cheese

How To Mix Cream Cheese Into A Recipe

As we have mentioned, cream cheese doesn’t contain as much moisture as more traditional cake ingredients. For this reason, it is often still combined with wet ingredients like eggs, water, milk, cream, and oil.

So, you might ask, what then is the point of using cream cheese. Well, for the incredible texture it gives to the crumb of the cake and the flavor that it adds.

When using cream cheese in any cake recipe (or cookies), considering how to mix cream cheese into the recipe is incredibly important. First, you have to make sure that it is at room temperature. This will allow you to cream it and create a smooth whipped product – ultimately, a lump-free cake batter.

When creaming the cream cheese with the butter, you are also incorporating air which helps promote a fine fluffy crumb and overall lighter cake.

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The Best Recipes Using Cake Mix And Cream Cheese

If you have been baking for a while, you will know that there are thousands of recipes using white cake mix and cream cheese. These recipes are so popular because they are easy to make, save you a ton of time preparing and measuring out ingredients, and are generally more budget-friendly.

The most obvious recipes you can make using white cake mix and cream cheese are baked ones like cupcakes, a wide variety of cakes, and muffins.

You can also make delicious cookies, cake truffles (and cake pops), and even make cakey brownies! The possibilities are endless if you understand how the chemistry behind baking and ingredient ratios work!

What You Will Need To Make White Cake With Cream Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 8 oz. plain white cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 packet (3.4 oz) vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup cake flour, sifted
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 box vanilla pound cake mix

Equipment

  • 10-inch round cake pan
  • Non-stick baking paper or cooking spray
  • Two large mixing bowls
  • Electric whisk

Step By Step Instructions For Making White Cake With Cream Cheese

Step 1: Prepare the oven and equipment

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, line a 10-inch round baking pan with either non-stick baking paper or cooking spray. If you don’t have either of those, you can brush the pan with melted butter and dust it with cake flour or powdered sugar.

Step 2: Combine the wet ingredients together

In a large mixing bowl, add the softened butter and white cream cheese. Using an electric mixer, cream together the ingredients until they become fluffy and light in color. Then, add the vanilla extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest and mix them in.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating after every addition. Once the eggs have been incorporated, add the water and milk, and again, mix until you have a uniform mixture. Set aside the wet ingredients.

Step 3: Combine all of the dry ingredients

In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla pudding mix, cake flour, sugar, and pound cake mix. Make sure that the mixture is free of any lumps.

Step 4: Make the cake batter and bake the cake

Now, slowly add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix using the electric mixer until you have a completely smooth and uniform batter.

Pour the cream cheesecake batter into the lined cake pan and bake the cake for roughly 40-60 minutes. Before removing the cake from the oven, make sure that it has been fully baked by testing it with a toothpick or cake testing needle.

Step 5: Cool the cake and decorate

Then, once your cake has been fully baked, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool inside of the pan for about 15 minutes. Then, remove it and allow it to cool at room temperature on a wire rack.

Decorate your cake mix and cream cheesecake with your favorite frosting and toppings. Our personal favorite (and sticking with the cream cheese theme) is this sensational rum cream cheese frosting.

 white cake with cream cheese

Tips And Tricks For Making A Cream Cheese White Cake

  • You can easily substitute the butter, eggs, and milk, for vegan alternatives if you’d like. Just make sure that the alternatives will function in the same way.
  • We highly recommend using a plain vanilla pound cake mix. This cake mix is the easiest to use because it contains simple and basic ingredients. You can however use other types of cake mixes, but just keep in mind that you may need to adjust the liquid ingredients’ ratios.
  • You can use any flavor of cake mix that you’d like. Cream cheese is an incredibly flexible ingredient when it comes to pairing it with other flavors.
  • And finally, you can use this recipe to make any type of cake that you’d want. It has a dense enough texture to be used for fondant-covered cakes, but can also be used to make rustic and simply decorated cakes.

Servings And Preparation Times

Preparation Time Cooking Time Servings
10 minutes 40-60 minutes 10-inch cake or 12 servings

Recipes Using White Cake Mix And Cream Cheese; Final Words

You can have a look at our website for some delicious decorating ideas and other ways you can use white cake mix in recipes. And, make sure to let us know in the comments below your favorite cream cheese and box cake recipes!

White Cake With Cream Cheese

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to mix cream cheese, recipes using white cake mix and cream cheese, white cake with cream cheese, white cream cheese
Servings: 12

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 8 oz. plain white cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 packet 3.4 oz vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup cake flour sifted
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 box vanilla pound cake mix

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, line a 10-inch round baking pan with either non-stick baking paper or cooking spray. If you don't have either of those, you can brush the pan with melted butter and dust it with cake flour or powdered sugar.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the softened butter and white cream cheese. Using an electric mixer, cream together the ingredients until they become fluffy and light in color. Then, add the vanilla extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest and mix them in.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating after every addition. Once the eggs have been incorporated, add the water and milk, and again, mix until you have a uniform mixture. Set aside the wet ingredients.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla pudding mix, cake flour, sugar, and pound cake mix. Make sure that the mixture is free of any lumps.
  • Now, slowly add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix using the electric mixer until you have a completely smooth and uniform batter.
  • Pour the cream cheesecake batter into the lined cake pan and bake the cake for roughly 40-60 minutes. Before removing the cake from the oven, make sure that it has been fully baked by testing it with a toothpick or cake testing needle.
  • Then, once your cake has been fully baked, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool inside of the pan for about 15 minutes. Then, remove it and allow it to cool at room temperature on a wire rack.
  • Decorate your cake mix and cream cheesecake with your favorite frosting and toppings. Our personal favorite (and sticking with the cream cheese theme) is this sensational rum cream cheese frosting.

Notes

You can easily substitute the butter, eggs, and milk, for vegan alternatives if you'd like. Just make sure that the alternatives will function in the same way.
We highly recommend using a plain vanilla pound cake mix. This cake mix is the easiest to use because it contains simple and basic ingredients. You can however use other types of cake mixes, but just keep in mind that you may need to adjust the liquid ingredients' ratios.
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