How to make Cake Mix with Pudding

Amanda Camden-Spina Recipe

By Amanda Camden-Spina MyKitchenIsMyCastle


Though 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"


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1 box
cake mix, any flavor
1 box
instant pudding, any flavor (4 serving size)
1 c
1/3 c
vegetable oil
1 c
sour cream (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

Additional items needed: Mixing bowl, electric beater, cooking spray/butter, 9x13 inch cake pan, toothpicks.
Select 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.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease the cake pan with nonstick cooking spray or butter. (I flour my cake pans as well, but it's not required.)
Combine the cake and pudding mixes with a spoon in a large mixing bowl.
Add 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.
Beat all the ingredients until combined with an electric mixer on medium speed. The batter will be much thicker than regular cake batter.
Pour the batter into the greased cake pan and bake it for approximately 50 minutes.
Insert 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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Puddings
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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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
4 eggs
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 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!
Elaine Stringer ICESCakePhotog
Jan 4, 2014
I made a cake this morning following your recipe using a Devil's Food cake mix, instant chocolate pudding, the eggs, water, oil, sour cream and then stirred in 1/2 package of Heath Bar pieces. If it tastes as good as it smells right now, it should be very tasty. We're topping each piece with chocolate ganache ice cream, so dessert for our friends coming over for dinner will be extra special!
Amanda Camden-Spina MyKitchenIsMyCastle
Jan 4, 2014
@ Vee - So sorry I didn't see your comment before! I've added your fabulous creation to my ever growing list of twists to try. Thank you so much for sharing!

@ Elaine - Oh wow, that sounds heavenly! I'm sure your guests will love it, as I know I definitely would. :)
Katie Williams Niemeyer ktjean2000
Jan 29, 2015
I made this but substituted buttermilk for water...and vanilla pudding for chocolate(all i had) so we shall see how it turns out!! Its cookin right now!! Yummy
Kay Rouse Kay_Rouse
Feb 12, 2015
I would like to know if the cook and serve pudding mixes are interchangeable with the instant pudding mixes. I am making a pie with cream cheese and it calls for instant but I only have the cooking kind. Thank you!
Crystal Amidon Crystal_Amidon
Feb 24, 2015
I want to make a cupcake version do I need to do anything different
Eileen Deutsch EileenDeutsch
Feb 24, 2015
I've been making a chocolate pudding tube cake for years with chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding and the above requisite ingredients. I'm gluten free now, having been diagnosed with celiac disease, and have been making the same recipe with gluten free cake mix. I add a couple handfuls of chocolate chips and coarsely chopped and roasted nuts to the bottom of the tube pan before adding the batter, I also have been experimenting with yellow GF cake mix and lemon or butterscotch pudding mix, I crush macadamia nuts on the bottom of the tube pan and add chopped dates to the batter, then sometimes I make a cream cheese frosting.
Cari Foster Clfoster96
Jun 24, 2015
This is an all time favorite. We used this in our cafe for death by chocolate using devils food cake mix and chocolate pudding, adding chocolate chips and and topping with a fabulous fudge frosting. Another we used to make in the cafe was white cake mix, vanilla pudding and used coconut milk instead of water. Then, we topped it with a cream cheese frosting and coconut.