Amanda Camden-Spina Recipe

How to make Cake Mix with Pudding

By Amanda Camden-Spina MyKitchenIsMyCastle

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Amanda's Story

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"



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



Katie Williams Niemeyer ktjean2000
Thursday at 3:28 PM
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
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. :)
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!
Tracy Pottie Tracy_Pottie
Sep 18, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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.