My secret Santa at work got me the book 101 Things to Do With a Cake Mix and its sequel. Today, my wife and I tried one of the recipes, dubbed "Death by Chocolate." It didn't live up to its name. My friend commented that it was more of a flesh wound. It was, however, pretty darn good for a cake that was cheap and easy to make and used few ingredients.
I look forward to trying some of the books' other recipes, many of which are variations on a couple of themes, such as pouring gelatin or glaze into holes in a standard cake, or adding creative ingredients to the mix.