It's easy to transform a cake mix into a festive holiday cake. Here are a few of our favorite recipes.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Mousse Cake
Starting with a boxed cake mix makes this cake both easy and delicious. Kids and adults alike will love the creamy peanut butter mousse between layers of chocolate cake. Garnish with chopped roasted peanuts and serve with a scoop of ice cream.
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Over the years, our readers have shared hundreds of delicious recipes that start with a cake mix. You'll find their secrets for adding made-from-scratch flavor in these cake mix cake recipes. Some replace water with buttermilk; others call for softened butter or cream cheese. Quick Italian Cream Cake, Holiday Lane Cake, and Easy Perfect Chocolate Cake are just a few of the many favorites we've included.