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How to Make Pie Crust Using Cake Mix

This cookie-like pie crust is best for pudding and cream pies, or fresh fruit fillings that will be served unbaked.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • Butter to grease pie tin
  • 1 cup 140 grams yellow cake mix
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease the bottom and sides of an 8 or 9-inch pie tin.
  • In a medium bowl, add the cake mix, egg yolk and water. Using a fork or your fingertips, stir until combined and crumbly (it should clump when squeezed). If mixture is too dry, stir in additional water 1 teaspoon at a time.
  • Press cake mix mixture into the bottom and halfway up the sides of the prepared pie tin. Use a fork to poke lots of holes in the bottom and center (it puffs up as it bakes).
  • Bake until crust is deep golden and set, 9–10 minutes.
  • Let pie cool completely before filling.