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Can I use Instant Pudding?

post #1 of 17
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Ok! I've heard a lot about adding pudding to Boxed Cake Mixes.......here's my ?, can I add an Instant Pudding & also would the vanilla flavor of the pudding affect the taste of the cake - lets say If I use a chocolate cake? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. icon_wink.gif
post #2 of 17
I use instant pudding right out of the pouch...the small boxes. I think they're 4.5oz. The pudding does flavor the cake. Vanilla in a chocolate cake would be good though. I've used chocolate pudding in a chocolate cake too but it was too rich for me.
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post #3 of 17
I used JELLO Lemon instant pudding in my DH Yellow cake and it came out just like a lemon cake...it was sooooo yummy. Next I am going to try banana cream.
post #4 of 17
Oh, that sounds so good! I love anything w/ bananas in it.

Since the question is about pudding... Has anyone used the pudding in the pudding cups as filling? Now that would be easy. I have never put filling in my cakes. Most people just want BC for a filling. I would like to do a filling cake for me & the family. Yummy!
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post #5 of 17
I've got to venture off into adding things to cake mixes... all this talk about puddings, etc, is making me hungry!! lol
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post #6 of 17
Me too Cheryl!! I'm gonna eat some marshmello's & some semi sweet choc chips!! YUMMY!!
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post #7 of 17
I actually used the jello cups once cause I was in a bind and out of milk to make my own. I put a thin layer of buttercream on the cake it acted as a barrier to keep the pudding from bleeding into the cake itself. It worked just fine.

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ps....the new cookies and cream is so good in the middle of a chocolate cake. Ok now I am hungry....is 11 pm too late to make a cake? LOL icon_biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 17
Anytime is a good time for cake!
post #10 of 17
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Wow! I'm very happy with all of your comments which means I will be trying the pudding in my next cake.

Lisa, glad to hear that the Vanilla Flavored Pudding won't change the taste of the cake.

tcturtleshell, It's a good thing you asked that ? about using the pudding cups as filling 'coz I too have wondered about that....lol I think It will be absolutely yummy.
post #11 of 17
My first year or so of decorating, those pudding cups were pretty much all I used to fill my cakes, since that's what my wilton instructor suggested. Now I have ventured off into making scratch fillings, but when I'm making a cake for a favor or in a hurry then I still use those pudding cups. They work great!

Remember though, although the pudding doesn't need to be refrigerated before it's opened, it's supposed to go in the fridge after being opened... I didn't know this for the longest time and left my cakes sitting out for days!!

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BTW, I used the instant pudding as filling for the last cake I made, the jell-o brand in the box, and it was really good! 1 box makes a good amount too.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by melissablack

My first year or so of decorating, those pudding cups were pretty much all I used to fill my cakes, since that's what my wilton instructor suggested. Now I have ventured off into making scratch fillings, but when I'm making a cake for a favor or in a hurry then I still use those pudding cups. They work great!

Remember though, although the pudding doesn't need to be refrigerated before it's opened, it's supposed to go in the fridge after being opened... I didn't know this for the longest time and left my cakes sitting out for days!!

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BTW, I used the instant pudding as filling for the last cake I made, the jell-o brand in the box, and it was really good! 1 box makes a good amount too.



Melissa, Thanks for sharing however I'm curious to know since the pudding needs refrigerated after opening does this mean the cake cannot sit out at all....If It can how long would you recommend?
post #13 of 17
It should be fine as a filling and left out if you use the cups because they are not really exposed to air except during the time of filling the cake, then it is covered again...not that I am an expert, but that is my thought. I refrigerate all my cakes whether they need it or not, I simply think they taste better...I mean who wants warm pudding? LOL!

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post #14 of 17
I love using the jello pudding cups! i use that all the time!!

Tina! the middle tier in the wedding cake was Chocolate cake with banana cream pudding and sliced banans in the middle! it was sooo YUMMY!! they loved it!!!!
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Originally Posted by melissablack

My first year or so of decorating, those pudding cups were pretty much all I used to fill my cakes, since that's what my wilton instructor suggested. Now I have ventured off into making scratch fillings, but when I'm making a cake for a favor or in a hurry then I still use those pudding cups. They work great!

Remember though, although the pudding doesn't need to be refrigerated before it's opened, it's supposed to go in the fridge after being opened... I didn't know this for the longest time and left my cakes sitting out for days!!

Melissaicon_smile.gif

BTW, I used the instant pudding as filling for the last cake I made, the jell-o brand in the box, and it was really good! 1 box makes a good amount too.



Melissa, Thanks for sharing however I'm curious to know since the pudding needs refrigerated after opening does this mean the cake cannot sit out at all....If It can how long would you recommend?



Well I think it's ok for a few hours or whatever, while being displayed and eaten.... I just meant that I had left my cake completely out, just sitting on the counter in my cake tote for days, not thinking that it had to be refrigerated.
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