How to add pudding to a cake mix

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How to add pudding to a cake mix
Add pudding and no one will detect that your cake started with a mix. (pudding of chocolate image by Vinicius Tupinamba from

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.

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Things you need

  • Cake mix
  • Instant-pudding mix (four-serving size)
  • Mixing bowl
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sour cream (optional)
  • Electric beater
  • Cooking spray or butter
  • 9- by 13-inch cake pan
  • Toothpick

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  1. 1

    Select identical flavours of cake mix and instant-pudding mix, such as chocolate cake mix and chocolate pudding. If you want a more complex cake flavour, select complementing cake and pudding mix flavours, such as yellow cake mix and lemon instant-pudding mix.

  2. 2

    Preheat the oven to 176 degrees C.

  3. 3

    Grease the cake pan with non-stick cooking spray or butter.

  4. 4

    Combine the cake and pudding mixes with a spoon in a large mixing bowl.

  5. 5

    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.

  6. 6

    Beat all the ingredients until combined with an electric mixer on medium speed. The batter will be much thicker than regular cake batter.

  7. 7

    Pour the batter into the greased cake pan and bake it for approximately 50 minutes.

  8. 8

    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.

Tips and warnings

  • Disregard the instructions on the back of the cake mix box; you are altering the recipe by adding the instant-pudding mix.
  • Baking time is approximate and depends on your oven, so keep an eye on the cake while it's baking.

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