Your email address will not be published. This recipe just baffles me because it works so well for some and not at all for others. Thank you for coming back to leave your feedback. What a great way to personalize a humdrum boxed cake! I know that it's very disappointing when something does not cook as it should. Sorry it did not turn out and thanks for leaving your review. Take care not to overfill your baking dish. How easy is that! I'm going to stock up on instant pudding!! From my earliest memories just about every birthday in our home was celebrated with a yellow cake smothered in smooth milk chocolate frosting and decorated with the rainbow assortment of nonpareils. That combo sounds so delicious! I don't really know what to say to your question. I tried making sample cupcakes with white cake mix and cheesecake pudding. I had a couple people wanting my card and I do not bake at all for a living. Yum. I use butter in equal amounts. Learn your oven ladies. I would not add additional sugar unless you want a really sweet cake :). Hands down the best cake I've ever had home made. So be sure and not over fill whatever you put it in. I've determined that this doctored up cake mix recipe is best used for cakes. Oh, check all ingredients to make sure they are not expired. It is super moist, huh! Thank you! I hope I can help you find some delicious recipes that your family will love just as much as mine does. I don't know about you but I always seem to have those pudding and jello mixes all over my pantry. I followed everything exact. Cream your butter. I know that NONE of you meant to be disrespectful or cause her lack of sleep because of disappointing others. I don't want that for the cupcakes I am making for this weekend though. I have used the recipe to strictly make cupcakes and my office requests them. I have made this countless times and I use the now 15.25 oz cake mix and the smaller box of pudding. Some at 350 degree bake hotter than others. The perfect recipe for when I don't feel like making everything (or anything) from scratch! It happens to me all the time. I agree, the cake is so delicious even when they're not perfect. I don't want to change or delete this one because it works so well for so many of you**, CAKE MIX TASTE HOMEMADE (DOCTORED UP CAKE MIX RECIPE), Save this recipe for later and PIN IT to PINTEREST. Don't add the entire packet of pudding. We tasted the original test ones I made and even though ugly they were delicious. Don't use a cake mix that already has pudding in the mix; read the package carefully since many mixes already include dry pudding ingredients. Prepare jell-o as directed. I never had trouble with my oven. I apologize this response is so late, I hope you found a way to make the cake. I made it! Mix the Jello pudding mix according to directions. Any hints appreciated. I get really nice comments about this recipe and then really nasty ones. They ended up being a huge hit and everyone requested that I make them when it was time for their birthdays. I am not positive as I've never done it. for my husband and I and both so far love it. I use egg whites only and I whip them to peaks and fold into batter to help keep the rise. After digging around I decided to try your recipe for the batter -- it was so good that it has been requested since (and I've been told its exactly like granny's-- the greatest compliment you could ever receive!!!)! Butter Pecan cake with vanilla pudding . I filled them with whipped cream frosting and dipped the cupcake in ganache. I am so sorry and because I want anything you make from my site to turn out right, I have created a new cake mix recipe that I think you'll love. That was more of a *disclaimer* because there have been so many people that have not been successful with cupcakes. I hope it's a hit! pudding mix, butter, pudding mix, milk, pudding, dry milk powder and 4 more Cake Mix Cookie Bars Parent Pretty vegetable oil, eggs, m&m, chocolate chips, instant vanilla pudding and 2 more It was delicious for days. I always aim for about 2/3 full. Made a golden triple layer chocolate cake and it was perfect! And I am really happy this worked out for you. Will butter work instead of the oil for this recipe? This will not work and it's completely different from the instant pudding mix. Cake is rich and delicious! Find gelatin packets and leaves in most supermarkets. Don't know what went wrong. I'm just curious if anyone has ever noticed a 'tangy' flavor to the cake. Increase water to 1-2/3 cups if using a devil's food cake mix. Gonna make a white cake with cheesecake pudding and a Devils food with caramel pudding. I put a coconut and almond cream icing on top. 5. Because of the added ingredients you will end up with more cake batter. Hopefully soon..... the recipe as is, works just fine for me and many others. But the cake rises while baking so it works out. Thank you ❤️. Do you think you could use some fresh strawberries in the mix? Then what else is important? Or does anyone know how many cups of batter you put in each of the 3-9 inch pans? Made cKe not cupcakes. You could try it. You can do cupcakes, 2 round cake pans, a 9x13 pan, etc. Butterscotch with Spice cake mix. ? I was so disappointed. Try vanilla pudding with anything from a yellow cake mix to a spice cake. I have been a from scratch baker for quite sometime, but a few years ago by SIL went gluten free and making from scratch GF cakes was the pits ! Any more than that and they spill out the sides. So THANK YOU " so much for posting this for all of us. I have made layer and Bundy cakes. Thanks! 5 star review for taste and easiness of the recipe. I frosted with a homemade caramel frosting. Cake deflated. That's so good to hear. Hi, just made this for cupcakes. Thanks to this handy cheat I successfully used this recipe with King Arthur Gluten Free Chocolate Cake mix ~> 22oz cake mix. Thank you! In a smaller bowl mix the eggs, sour cream, oil, and vanilla until well blended. I was worried there might be a bit too much "wet" ingredients, so I reduced both the oil and sour cream by 1/3 (i.e. When it came out of the oven it was nice and high. Poke holes in cake. If they love them, I'll be making 50 for my mom's birthday in May! I'm working on it! You want to use INSTANT PUDDING so I would guess the cook n' serve pudding will not work but who knows?! And I am really happy that everyone loved it and thought you were a professional baker! As far as a strawberry cream cheese icing I am not sure on that. Plus is less leveling but I am sure it isn't suppose to fall. I am thinking it will just fine. So nice to hear that this was a hit! I filled the pans up with the recommended amount of cake mix. Mine was almost 2/3. That cake was 10 thin layers, with yellow cake mix and vanilla pudding (homemade chocolate frosting). If making chocolate cake I use chocolate pudding and Bailey's creamer or French vanilla cake mix with French vanilla creamer and so on, always comes out delicous. What about Key Lime--- Use Lemon cake mix & Lime jello mix? You are a God Send for this! The cake turned out fantastic. The batter was creeping up the beaters and was almost to the bottom or my mixer, by the time I was done almost all the batter was on the beaters instead of in the bowl. Not happy with the taste either. All the cupcakes fell except for 1? Hello Jessica, Just wanted to confirm, the eggs and oil in your recipe are not "in addition to" the eggs and oil on the cake box, but "in place of", correct? EPIC FAIL! It seems like a great cake for that use. The eggs and oil in the recipe are in place of whatever it says on the box :) Ignore the box and just follow the recipe. Baked in a bundt pan for 42 minutes and a little pan for 30. I would say yes it would fit in the half sheet pan. It will keep the lemon cake mix yellow and the white chocolate pudding mix is good too. Works perfect every time and so easy! I would follow whatever cook time the cake mix box says for a bundt cake. It's the right size and everything. Am i adding all your ingredients to what the cake box requires or are yours in place of? I beat it exactly 2 mins like the directions say. GF is usually dry and gritty. So I am really not sure what happened. Any milk should work fine, including buttermilk. Hi, I tried your recipe with a dark chocolate cake mix and a chocolate fudge instant pudding mix and it was amazing!!! My daughter even said she wanted that cake for her birthday. Hi- Can I use a gluten free box cake mix for this recipe? Lots of had great success with this recipe. Hi I have a lemon cake mix with the pudding in the mix. I’ve never tried cake pops with this so I’m interested to see how it works. Once all ingredients are mixed, thoroughly mix on medium for about 2 minutes. I still make this doctored up cake recipe all the time for birthdays and dessert, and many people I know use it with great success. Instead of an electric mixer you can use a wire whisk or even a spatula to mix it all together. Fast forward to my sons birthday (he is only 14!) Your recipe is spot on! Use a convenient & inexpensive boxed cake mix along with a few staple pantry ingredients to "doctor up" the cake mix. Doubling everything seems like you would end up with a ton of cake batter. Hi Rebecca! Thanks for your comment. In a spirit of experimentation (and because I had no pudding) I made this with lemon cake mix and regular lime jello, and substituted vanilla yogurt for the sour cream. Can I add 1 cup flour and 1 cup sugar to the batter? The family loved it and with the icing on I don't think they noticed how it looked. I am even going to trim off ALL the brown edges and sides, top and bottom before frosting with a pure white buttercream frosting!!! 3. The result will be a perfectly moist, fluffy, rich cake that tastes like it came from a bakery. About a year or so back my husband wanted a 10 layer cake (like his grandma used to make) -- I HAD to do this for him. I guess I don't really understand what happened? No change in results. Beautiful even layers !! Start with 1/2 cup. The cake tastes great and is very moist, but they’re so smushed you can’t even take them out of the wrapper to eat them ? That makes me happy to hear this, and so glad it helped out with your MIL :) Thank you for coming back to leave your review. Put it all in the 9x13 dish and it was way too much batter :) I hope that helps. And does it require an electric mixer? Try this new and improved cake mix recipe https://togetherasfamily.com/cake-mix-recipe/ It turns out much better and I even made it into cupcakes a few days ago. I would advise not too unless you dont mind a slightly yellow cake instead of white. Or, reduce it by a couple tablespoons. I always do. Can I use heavy whipping cream instead of milk? I am in love with the recipe, however it keeps falling. I’m making them for a baby shower. If you mean an 8" round cake pan then yes that would be fine. That should work just fine for you. I'm making a white cake with white chocolate pudding but I don't want to use the whole egg can I use just the egg whites and maybe add an extra white. Required fields are marked *. Yes, I'm sure that would be fine. The batter was lovely, thick, and fluffy. I would imagine a bundt pan would take much longer. Cupcakes are the same way too; it makes about 3 dozen cupcakes. I’m not entirely sure. I baked lemon cake with lemon pudding cupcakes. I used what you did but added jello cheesecake instant pudding instead. Thank you! A lot of the recipes I looked up said to make the cake exactly as directed on the box, then add X,Y, and Z. Thank you for the recipe and I will continue to use this for any future cupcakes or cakes I need to bake. Mix ingredients together using an electric mixer. I am making the vanilla cake again right now, as it's been requested often. It is funny you said you don't recommend to make cupcakes. I have trouble getting the center done without burning the bottoms? I use Betty crocker and that brand is a little less than 16oz so I also add 6 tbs of flour and the cake comes out perfectly moist. I have doubled the recipe for an 11 ×15 pan it was delicious. DO NOT prepare the pudding, just use the dry powder. This time I won't worry about using all the batter. Does it change anything or require adding something else? Aim to only fill a little less than halfway. When cupcakes deflate it's usually because it was filled too high in the cupcake pan. I have a similar recipe; for a bundt cake, bake 50-60 mins on 350. I stuck a toothpick in and it came out clean. I'm gonna try cupcakes and see how they go for me since a lot of people seem to have issue with them falling and will let you know how that works for me. Thank you for coming back with your comment. Make sure you grease and flour pans as usual. Texture was always meh, taste was always “gluten free” bleh. My son tasted the batter and heart emojis popped from his eyes. :). Mine fell also. it should only be about 1/3 (or a little shy of 1/2 full) of the way filled with the batter. get family favorite recipes sent right to your inbox! Sounds like you just don't know what you're doing. Published : February 12, 2016 Updated : October 25, 2020 by Together As Family 247 Comments, ** Thank YOU so much for visiting this post! You would have way too much. I had to bake it a lot longer than recommended. I would try adding a few more tablespoons flour next time and see if that helps. 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