Amanda's StoryThough I love to cook, I'm fairly new to baking "outside the box" lol. I've seen several wonderful sounding recipes I'd like to try, listing cake mix with pudding as an ingredient. Yay!! Right up my alley! =D
But wait, I've never seen a cake mix with pudding. Hmmmm.... So I did a little internet digging and found this article/recipe. Thought I'd share it for anyone else out there who was scratching their heads.
"You can use cake mix with an additional ingredient to make it taste moist and homemade: pudding. Adding an instant-pudding mix to your cake mix and altering the other ingredient amounts and bake time will produce a delicious cake--and no one will detect that it started with a mix.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy"
cake mix, any flavor
instant pudding, any flavor (4 serving size)
sour cream (optional)
1Additional items needed: Mixing bowl, electric beater, cooking spray/butter, 9x13 inch cake pan, toothpicks.
2Select identical flavors of cake mix and instant-pudding mix, such as chocolate cake mix and chocolate pudding. If you want a more complex cake flavor, select complementing cake and pudding mix flavors, such as yellow cake mix and lemon instant-pudding mix.
3Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
4Grease the cake pan with nonstick cooking spray or butter. (I flour my cake pans as well, but it's not required.)
5Combine the cake and pudding mixes with a spoon in a large mixing bowl.
6Add four eggs, 1 cup water and 1/3 cup vegetable oil. If you wish to make a denser cake (similar to a pound cake) add 1 cup sour cream.
7Beat all the ingredients until combined with an electric mixer on medium speed. The batter will be much thicker than regular cake batter.
8Pour the batter into the greased cake pan and bake it for approximately 50 minutes.
9Insert a toothpick in the middle of the cake and remove it. If the toothpick comes out clean with no raw batter, the cake is done.
christine sokalski london154 - Apr 25, 2013
Duncan Hines, in the '70's or '80's, put "For Variety, Try...." and added two recipes on the bottom of the back of the box of cake mix. (The box was sort of a shiny gold color..). Anyway, I managed to find one in my ancient box of recipes...they were firm enough to use in bunt pans! I used different flavor and just varied the pudding flavors. Made MANY! Good with just powdered sugar over them, too! Or a glaze.
Orange Pound Cake
1 pkg Deluxe II Orange Supreme Cake MIx
1 pk instant vanilla pudding (4 oz)
1/2 C oil
1 C. water
350 degrees for 45 - 55 min. Blend, then beat at medium for 2 minutes. Greased and floured tube pan. cool 25 minutes before removing.
Hope you enjoy. Easy and good.
Amanda Camden-Spina MyKitchenIsMyCastle - Apr 26, 2013
Thank you for sharing this Christine, it sounds delish!
christine sokalski london154 - Apr 26, 2013
You are welcome....you inspired me..used yellow cake mix and vanilla pudding....used bundt pan, then when cooled drizzled canned icing thinned a little with rum flavoring mixed in...warmed it a tiny bit in the micro before drizzling over cake with spoon. All gone but 2 pieces! Yummy.
Ladie Vee Ladie_Vee - May 14, 2013
Thank you for the info. I was trying to figure out yesterday how much of the mixing ingredients I would have to add in order to get the batter right. I added my own twists to this. I used orange cake mix, and added vanilla pudding mix. The cupcakes came out fantastic. I poked holes with a skewer and added mango gelatin (jello), set overnight and topped it with cream cheese frosting. I thought maybe it would be too many flavors but it was a summer dream in my mouth. YUM.
Tracy Pottie Tracy_Pottie - Sep 18, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!