Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake pans by greasing and flouring bottom and sides. May use 2, 9 inch round pans, 1, 9x13 pan or desired shape pan. Should make 20 cup cakes if desired.
Put first four ingredients in large bowel for regular cake. Add Instant pudding if making pound cake.
Start mixing on low speed then on high speed till well mixed. Do not over mix or cake will be tough. Pour into prepared pan/pans.
Place in center of preheated oven. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cake will be light brown on top and center will spring back when touches. Remove from oven let cool 10 minutes then invert onto cooling racks.
When cake is cooled you can level off tops of the cake by trimming off the hump in the center with a long knife. This will make cake level for stacking.
Ice cake and decorate as desired. I recommend using Bevs Decorating frosting.