Easy Cake Mix Biscotti

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Rich, chocolate biscotti made with a Cake Mix and just 5 ingredients is an easy to make and delicious cookie!

A pink coffee mug next to a glass with three Chocolate Biscotti drizzled with white chocolate

For some reason I only make biscotti around the holidays.  While I really enjoy it I never think to make it any other time of the year.

There are two main reasons I like biscotti.  The first is that it’s a sturdy cookie that can be dunked in hot tea or hot coffee.  The second is that these last longer than a lot of other cookies so they are great to make at the holidays.

I few years ago I made a Brownie Mix Biscotti that has been one of my most popular recipes ever since.  I’ve been wanting to make another biscotti from a mix but I just haven’t gotten around to it.

So when I saw a recipe for a Cake Mix Biscotti I was excited to try it. It had a chocolate cake mix base and added in nuts.  I had some leftover pecans so I decided to use those in the cookies.

Pin Image:  A plate with five chocolate biscotti drizzled with white chocolate and covered in sprinkles, text, a cutting board with a cup of flour, a cup of pecans, 2 eggs, a stick of butter, and a box of cake mix on it.

Ingredients:

  • Devil’s Food Cake mix
  • flour
  • butter
  • eggs
  • pecans
  • white chocolate
  1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together the devil’s food cake mix, flour, butter, eggs, and pecans.
  3. Place the dough on the parchment paper and shape into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Using a serrated knife cut the baked cookie into 1/2 inch slices.  I like to cut on a diagonal but you can cut horizontal as well.
  7. Turn the cookie sliced on their slide and place back on the baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.

This recipe only took me a few minutes to mix up and put in the oven.  While you have to bake the cookies twice it’s an easy recipe with little hands on time.  In fact, I made lunch and fed my son while they were baking the first time.

Chocolate Biscotti cut into slices on a diagonal with a knife at the bottom

If your biscotti pieces are really long you can cut them in half after they come out of the oven for the second time.  I had 4 or 5 pieces that were really long so I cut them to make them more manageable. 

What is Biscotti?

Biscotti is an Italian cookie or biscuit that is basically baked twice.  They are oblong shaped, dry, and crunchy.  People often dunk them in hot tea of coffee.

Do I need to put nuts in these?

No you don’t.   If you like nuts then pecans are a great addition.  You can also use walnuts, almonds, or hazelnuts if desired.  

Can I mix anything else into the biscotti?

Yes!  You can put 1/2 cup of dried fruit into the batter.   Dried cranberries, cherries, or blueberries work well with the chocolate.   You can also add in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips (white chocolate, butterscotch, or cinnamon chips).

I’m not a big chocolate fan.  Can I use a different flavor of cake mix?

You can really use any cake mix flavor you’d like.  Yellow cake mix, spice mix, or chocolate cake mix would all be good flavors for this cookie.

Pieces of chocolate pecan biscotti laying on a cookie sheet.

After the biscotti come out of the oven they need to cool completely so that they are firm.   Then you can drizzle white chocolate over the tops of them.

While you can stop there I decided to go ahead and sprinkle them with holiday sprinkles to make them a little more festive.  The great thing is that you can use any color sprinkles to go with whatever occasion you are celebrating!

Biscotti last longer than traditional cookies so they are great for holiday cookie trays or gift giving.  Put in a tin and they will stay fresh for 2-3 weeks.  They are also a great cookie to ship because they are so firm. 

More Biscotti Recipes:

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Cake Mix Biscotti

Yield: 14-20 biscotti
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Rich, chocolate biscotti made with a Cake Mix and just 5 ingredients is an easy to make and delicious cookie!

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Devil's Food Cake mix
  • 1 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans
  • 1/3 c. white chocolate
  • sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together the devil's food cake mix, flour, butter, eggs, and pecans. Mix until well combined.
  3. Place the dough on the parchment paper and shape into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board.
  6. Using a serrated knife cut the baked cookie into 1/2 inch slices.  I like to cut on a diagonal but you can cut horizontal as well.
  7. Turn the cookie slices on their slide and place back on the baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. Place the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 45 seconds. Mix well.
  10. Continue heating in 20 second intervals, mixing after each heating, until the white chocolate is smooth and melted.
  11. Place the chocolate in a zip top baggie. Cut off the end and drizzle over top of the biscotti.
  12. Add sprinkles to the tops if desired.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Sweet Makes Three

A glass with three chocolate biscotti drizzled with white chocolate.

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  1. Perfect addition to a cookie platter. Every baker needs some easy cookie recipes during this busy time of year.

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