How to Use Cake Mix to Make a Pie Crust

by Michelle Zehr

A woman is using pie crust in her kitchen.

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Cake mix pie crust places a traditional spin on traditional pie crust. With a sweeter taste and a lighter consistency, cake mix pie crust can be used as crust for a chocolate pie -- for a cake-like taste -- or any fruit-flavored pie. This type of pie crust requires few ingredients and can be prepared in approximately 20 minutes. Cake mix pie crust can be baked from any type of cake mix, making your pie a unique creation.

Decide on a cake mix. Choose vanilla, chocolate, swirl or even confetti cake mix.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place cake mix in a large mixing bowl.

Add in 6 tbsp. of softened butter, 1 cup of oats and one egg.

Mix until crumbly.

Press into a greased pie pan.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Tips

  • Save any extra pie crust mixture to use as a sprinkle topping for your pie.

References

  • "Pillsbury Easy As Pie"; Pillsbury Editors; 2010
  • "The Culinary Institute of America: Catering"; Bruce Mattel; February 26, 2008

Photo Credits

  • Howard Shooter/Dorling Kindersley RF/Getty Images

About the Author

Michelle Zehr started writing professionally in 2009. She has written on health, fitness, fashion, interior design, home decorating,sports and finance for several websites. Zehr possesses a Bachelor of Arts in communication from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Arts in professional writing from Chatham University and a graduate certificate in health promotion from California University of Pennsylvania.