Cake Mix Biscotti

Cake Mix Biscotti

Cake Mix Biscotti is a simple shortcut recipe that is endlessly adaptable! It’s crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside with the perfect amount of sweetness. Mix and match your favorite flavor combos!

I know Cake Mix recipes automatically turn some of you off. I hear you loud and clear. BUT I will say, I am not above a cake mix shortcut from time to time. Certainly, “from scratch” is the goal, but I love an alternate way to do things. I mean, why not?

So that’s where we are today. Taking a shortcut on a beloved cookie that actually ends up sparking a TON of creativity…lemme splain…

Get creative with your cake mix biscotti!

I have created a very basic template for you here today, but where you take the flavor combinations on this cake mix biscotti recipe is TOTALLY up to you. My recipe is a simple vanilla biscotti with chocolate chips and pecans, which can totally be enough. BUT let’s think about this for a quick sec…

What if we used Chocolate Cake Mix instead of vanilla and add in chocolate chips? You’ve got a Double Chocolate Biscotti.

Maybe use a vanilla cake mix and instead of nuts you use craisins, and instead of chocolate chips you use white? You’ve got a White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti!

ORRRRR use a Spice Cake Mix and add in candied ginger and slivered almonds…BOOM…Holiday Biscotti!

There are so many possibilities with this biscotti recipe, but let’s start at the beginning.

Cake Mix Biscotti

Just grab a cake mix flavor of your choice. Add in one stick of melted butter, 3 eggs, an extra cup of flour and a little vanilla extract. That’s your base.

Cake Mix Biscotti

I stirred in some mini chocolate chips and pecans to add a little something special.

Then divide the dough into two equal parts and form them into logs.

Cake Mix Biscotti

Bake the dough for 30(ish) minutes and then let them cool for 15 minutes.

THEN slice them into biscotti pieces!

Cake Mix Biscotti

Carefully place each slice back on your baking sheet, lower the oven temp a little and then bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Cake Mix Biscotti

Flip them over once during the second bake to get them golden on each side, and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely!

Cake Mix Biscotti

My kids love dunking these in milk, and I love having one with my morning coffee.

Cake Mix Biscotti

With so many possible flavors combinations of this biscotti recipe, I can’t WAIT to see what you guys come up with! Give me all your ideas!

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Cake Mix Biscotti

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Category Category: Cookies
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dessert

Description:

Cake Mix Biscotti is a simple shortcut recipe that is endlessly adaptable! It’s crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside with the perfect amount of sweetness. Mix and match your favorite flavor combos!


Ingredients:

  • 1 (15.25) box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine the cake mix, flour, butter, eggs, and vanilla. Mix on low for 30 seconds, and then turn the mixer up to medium and mix for 2 minutes until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Add in the chocolate chips and pecans and mix on low until evenly incorporated. Dough will be thick.
  4. Lightly sprinkle a clean counter top with flour. Divide the dough in half. Roll each half of the dough into a 12×2- inches log. Place both logs onto the prepared baking sheet, and bake for 25-30 minutes, until the edges are golden. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Cool on the baking sheet for 15 minutes.
  5. Using a serrated knife, carefully slice the logs into 1- inch slices. Arrange the slices evenly onto the baking sheet and place back in the oven for 10 minutes, flipping cookies over once halfway through baking.
  6. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes:

Store airtight for up to a week.

Use any combination of cake mix and add-in flavors that you like!

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Julie S Betzel
August 22, 2020 8:57 pm

I would love to make this but I don’t have a stand mixer–can I use a hand mixer instead?

Nancy
August 5, 2020 4:23 pm

Great
Used devils food cake and mini choc chips no nuts

Patty
May 30, 2020 7:43 pm

My kitchen smells wonderful. Tried it with coconut. I have been wanting an easy breakfast item and I think I have found it..

Carmen
February 12, 2020 4:03 pm

How many Biscottis come out of this recipe? Servings?

January 25, 2020 5:11 pm

Oh my goodness. What a great idea! Thanks!

Rita
November 6, 2019 8:53 am

If I were to use coconut extract and coconut, how much do you think I would need? Thanks so much. Can’t wait to try.

Susan
October 5, 2019 5:10 pm

Shelly, thank you for the recipe. They are cooking in the oven right now and the smell heavenly. Making a pumpkin cake mix and I added chocolate chips. The tops appear to split a lot more on top then my regular biscotti recipe from scratch. Do you have any recommendations to lessen the splits? This is a lot faster especially when in a pinch. Thanks

Maureen
August 12, 2019 4:17 pm

I made these using chocolate cake and craisins instead of nuts. ??

June 19, 2019 5:52 am

Such a great recipe!! Thank you Shelly for sharing your experience. Great content and waiting for the next one as well.

March 16, 2019 3:16 pm

its tasty and any one can try this at home looking yummy

Darci
January 25, 2019 1:21 am

Has anyone tried this with a sugar free cake mix?

Grammacat
January 18, 2019 4:34 pm

WOW! This recipe is great. I used Duncan Hines Triple Chocolate cake mix that has chocolate chunks. I added more chocolate chips about 1.5 cups. The mix comes with a packet to add to the mix, but I used it for a glaze on top of the cookies. Then I added chocolate sprinkles to the top. (no not store bought sprinkles). I was a little upset when I saw that the logs had flattened out while baking but no worries. The dough was very sticky, but I cut them in half, then used a spatula sprayed with PAM and they… Read more »

January 18, 2019 2:22 am

Looks gorgeous and your process seems so easy! I am looking to make these at home.Thanks a lot.

November 13, 2018 7:45 am

Thank you for sharing Cack Mix Biscotti recipe. I wanna try it to make myself and finally I do this.

November 8, 2018 12:35 pm

CAKE MIX BISCOTTI! sound very nice. I wanna try it. Thanks for the great content and waiting for the next one as well

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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