Jenni K Recipe

Blank Slate Cake

By Jenni K AnCsMom

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This makes a denser cake than a normal boxed cake mix. It's a "semi-homemade" cake, and you can mix any sorts of flavors to create endless varieties! I got this basic recipe from my cousin who has been hired to make wedding cakes and countless birthday cakes. Have fun experimenting!


1 box
cake mix (any flavor)
1 dash(es)
1 c
1 c
cake flour
1-2 tsp
extract (you can use any combination up to 2 t)
1/2 c
whole eggs, or 4 egg whites
1+ c
liquid (water, coffee, juice, etc)
1 c
sour cream or individul size yogurt (any flavor)
1 box
(small) dry pudding mix* (any flavor) *optional

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 325. Spray pan(s) with "non-stick spray with flour"
Blend the sugar with the oil, eggs, liquid of choice, extract(s), and sour cream/yogurt.
In a separate bowl, combine cake mix, cake flour, and pudding mix. Slowly add into the wet mixture. Beat well.
Pour into prepared pan(s). (cupcake tins, 2 - 8" or 9" rounds, or 1 normal cake pan) Bake at 325. About 18-20 minutes for cupcakes. Start checking cake at about 45 minutes until center springs back when lightly touched or toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
*Coffee is a very good flavor enhancer to chocolate. You can put in 1 C of coffee, or use 1 C of water & a T of instant coffee granuales in the mix.
*Be creative with your liquids. Juice, soda, coffee, melted juice concentrate, melted ice cream, flavored coffee creamers, margarita mix, etc)
*chocolate cakes may need more liquid, as they are a bit thicker
Have fun! Share your great combinations in the comments!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids

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Jenni K AnCsMom
Jul 5, 2012
I think I've always used instant..., good luck!
Marcia Mayfield MamaChills
Jul 5, 2012
This is similar to a recipe I found on the internet as "'No-Fail Pound Cake.' (No mention of pudding mix in that one.) While I never thought it was quite like pound cake, it is a 'no-fail' cake, and i use it with any flavor of cake mix. But I cannot wait to try your orange dreamsicle version! And the others too, they sound wonderful. Question - regular or instant pudding, or does it matter?
Jenni K AnCsMom
Jun 17, 2012
Thanks, Angelea! Have you tried any yet?
Angelea Gillett razorang
May 25, 2012
Thank You for the tips I never thought of them. I try diffrent cakes by box only. so I will try most of these ... :") Thanks again