How to Make Pie Crust from Cake Mix


How to Make Pie Crust from Cake Mix

This cake mix pie crust is simple, and no one will know you used a shortcut ingredient!

How to Make Pie Crust from Cake Mix
How to Make Pie Crust from Cake Mix

Are you tired of difficult pie crust recipes that never seem to turn out quite right? Then you definitely need this recipe for How to Make Pie Crust from Cake Mix. While other pie crust recipes aren't worth the time or effort that you put into them, this recipe with cake mix couldn't be easier!

The advantage of using cake mix to make a pie crust instead of regular pie dough is that you can play with crust to pie flavor combinations to find one that will make for the most delicious treat.

This recipe requires only four ingredients that you probably have in your fridge at home. This pie crust tastes great with many pie flavors because it is light, flaky, and sweet. This easy pie crust recipe gives you the great taste of homemade pie crust without all the hassle.

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We absolutely love recommending dessert recipes that are creative and delicious, just like making pie crust from cake mix! If you enjoy experimenting with unique dessert ideas, we have a few recommendations that we think you'll love.

For those who enjoy the convenience of using cake mix as a base, we suggest trying out cake mix cookies. Simply mix together cake mix, eggs, and oil, then bake for a quick and easy dessert that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. You can even add in your favorite mix-ins like chocolate chips or nuts for added flavor.

If you're looking to impress guests with your baking skills, we recommend trying your hand at a cake mix trifle. Layer cake mix cake, whipped cream, and your favorite fruits or toppings in a trifle dish for a stunning dessert that is perfect for special occasions or holidays. This dessert is sure to wow your friends and family with its delicious flavors and beautiful presentation.

For those who enjoy a rich and decadent dessert, we suggest making a cake mix pudding cake. This dessert combines the ease of cake mix with the creamy texture of pudding for a dessert that is irresistible. Simply mix together cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, and milk, then bake for a dessert that is sure to become a new favorite in your recipe repertoire.

No matter what your dessert preferences may be, we hope that these recommendations inspire you to get creative in the kitchen and try something new. Happy baking!

Makes2 pie crusts

Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time25 min


Five Ingredients or LessYes


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon soft butter


  1. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients with a large fork until the mixture forms a dough.

  3. Tip dough out onto a work surface which has been lightly dusted with flour. Use your hands to very briefly knead and fold the dough into a smooth ball, then cut into two pieces. Form each piece into a 4-inch disc about inch thick. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes. Use a rolling pin to roll one disc on the lightly floured surface into a circle which is 12 -13 inches in diameter. Carefully roll the dough onto the rolling pin and lift it into the pie plate, trying to keep the dough from stretching. Press into the pie plate and roll and pinch the edges for a decorative raised edge. Use a fork to poke small holes all over the bottom and up the sides of the shell about 1 inch apart, which keeps the dough from forming bubbles in the surface while it bakes.

  4. Bake pie shell for 20 -25 minutes until it is lightly browned. Let cool before filling and finishing the pie as recipe directs.

  5. If not using immediately, wrap the remaining dough disc well in plastic wrap and store in a zip-top plastic bag in the freezer for another pie, up to 3 months later.


This crust is only to be used for pies such as coconut or lemon meringue pies, which have a filling that is cooked separately and the whole pie is not baked together. Pies made using this type of crust should be stored in the refrigerator if not eaten within a few hours of baking.

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I never knew that you could make pie crust from a cake mix. When did you find out about this recipe? I wish I would have known about it a long time ago. I used to work so hard at making pie crusts and would make them over and over until I got them right. Sometimes, I would make close to fifteen at a time just to get four to six good pie crusts. Of course, it doesn't help that I was being a perfectionist back then either.

Wow who knew you could make pie dough out of a cake mix? Not me. This sounds so interesting that I have to try it. I see that you don't have to use pie beans while baking to keep the sides up or from the dough bubbling while it bakes. I bet this will taste great with a Chocolate Cream recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this How to Make Pie Crust from Cake Mix recipe.

I was wondering if extra crust can be frozen?....can't wait to try this!! Thanks!

Yes! The best way to freeze the extra would be to shape the remaining raw dough into a ball or disc and wrap it with plastic wrap, then put the wrapped disc in a plastic bag before freezing. This should keep it fresh for up to 3 months. I hope you enjoy the recipe!


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