Dr Oz Box Cake Recipes: Pina Colada Cupcakes & Olive Oil Zucchini Cake


Dr Oz: Healthy Boxed Cake Bake Off

Doctor Oz had you send in your healthy cake recipes made from boxed cakes. He received thousands of entries. Out of those thousands, Dr Oz picked the best 3 to complete in his very first healthy boxed cake bake off. With the help of Celebrity Chef, Aaron, “Big Daddy” McCargo, Dr Oz picked his favorite healthy recipe.  You should also try Dr Oz’s Stromboli Recipe from earlier in the show!

Dr Oz: Pina Colada Cupcake Recipe

Dr Oz Box Cake Mixes

Dr Oz held a healthy Box Cake Mix competition with a pina colada cake, dark chocolate berry cheesecake and a olive oil zucchini cake. Yummy!


  1. s. d. stewart says

    These 3 efforts of low calorie/fat/sugar recipes sounded great! – as well as being a tough job for judges to decide upon as the best one.
    I’m not sure how to save the recipes, as so far I’ve chosen to not get on the Facebook or Twitter thing. With all identity theft happening, I reluctantly included an email address, as I feel I should be able to trust this site, correct or no??

  2. Judy Fazio says

    I’ve been copy & pasting the recipes into microsoft word program. There I edit and then print them off to go into my Dr. Oz cookbook binder. You could also save them in a computer folder if you choose. Hope this helps you.

  3. Rosanna says

    I’m concerned about the ingredients in the cake mix that are not natural…is there cause for my concern? Thanks.

  4. says

    I share the above concern about cake mix ingredients not being natural, so I think I will try using an organic cake mix with no GMO ingredients which I saw at our local food co-op. You could probably find organic cake mixes in the natural section of the grocery store also.

  5. Staci says

    I only just saw this page now so I’m a little late but this segment really bothered me. I didn’t like that all the cake mixes they showed contain hydrogenated oils. Dr Oz is where i first learned of the dangers of trans fats so to see him promoting and eating cakes containing hydrogenated oils really made me cringe. It especially bothered me that one of the winning recipes contained Cool Whip which is anything but healthy – mostly sugar, transfats and high fructose corn syrup. I think the producers could have done a better job before calling these cakes “healthy”.

  6. says

    Hi – did I read somewhere on this site that this is not the same Dr. Oz as the famous one we know? If so, it would explain why the “box cakes”, as I don’t think the real Dr. Oz would have ok’d these recipes. Have to do a little research to confirm this.

  7. says

    Rosanna, wellbuzz.com is not affiliated with Dr Oz himself. We are just the largest fan website for Dr Oz, so we cover everything relating to the famous doctor including what he talks about on the Dr Oz TV show (which is where this came from).

  8. says

    Thanks for clarifying….I was pretty sure he wouldn’t have had anything personally to approve of using the boxed cake mixes with the artificial ingredients.

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