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Using Pudding in your Cake Mix....

post #1 of 18
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Hi All---

Question what does Pudding do to your cake mix and if I would use it how do you use it just add it to your cake mix.

thank you
Stacy
post #2 of 18
I always put pudding in my cake mixes, I feel it makes the cakes more moist, and a little sturdier. I get rave reviews on the taste everytime I make a cake.

When you choose a flavor of cake Chocolate, Vanilla, French vanilla, etc. just choose the same or a complementing flavor and add to your cake mix.

When I do my cakes, I do not use oil and water, I use milk and butter.

Also if you take a white cake mix, and add say - pistachio pudding - you have pistachio cake, add a filling mixture of hevy whipping cream, vanilla, and white chocolate with cherry jello fondant, and the cake tastes a lot like watergate salad ... MMMMMM!

I also like using white chocolate pudding in my vanilla cakes and then ice and drizzle white chocolate ganache over ...

The possibilities are endless!
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post #3 of 18
I have a question. Do you all put additional pudding in your cakes when you use a cake mix with pudding already in it? I am having a hard time finding cake mix without pudding.
post #4 of 18
A friend of mine said that she does the cake mix according to box and just adds a box of instant pudding to make the cake moist"er". I have yet to try it.

nikki-how much butter? is it melted or just softened?
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post #5 of 18
I just add it after I have mixed everything else in. Sometimes I do like nikki and use milk and butter..sometimes I don't have butter and I'll use oil and milk..just depends on what I have on hand..I always put pudding mix in though.
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post #6 of 18
I have just started using pudding mix in my cakes. I think it makes the cakes a little heavier and baking time is definately longer. Made a bundt cake recently and personally, thought it to be almost like a pound cake. But everyone else thought it was delicious!

Yes, melted butter. I used margarine and it was fine. But this was for my family, not a paying person, which may make a difference to decorators. I am not.
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post #7 of 18
can you add instant pudding to a cake mix with pudding already?
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post #8 of 18
Yes, you can add pudding to any mix that already has pudding in it.

Before CC, I baked a cake for my family (my husband hates cake, because it is always dry no matter where he gets it from) That being said, I baked this cake, Chocolate cake... (already had pudding in the mix)

I added 2 boxes of butterscotch.... and the cake was very yummy... The cake was sort of Jiggly because it had so much pudding in it, it was extremely moist, and my family loved it. However --

Now that I know a little more, I could have just added the 1 box of butterscotch for flavor and texture, butter, and milk and I would have gotten a much better cake, that I could ice, and decorate much easier.

As for how much butter- It is melted - and it is normally half a stick to a stick of butter ... I sort of feel and taste my way through it. ... When I taste a batter and it is really good, I know it will be a good cake.

I used the Wasc recipe as well and added pudding - My cake was more like pound cake, but there was not a dry mouth in site...

Hope this helps!
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post #9 of 18
So you don't need to add any more liquid or anything, just the box of pudding?
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post #10 of 18
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Thank You All Very Much for your Help
post #11 of 18
I saw in a lot of recipes that people add sourcream or butter milk. Would you do the WASC recipe AND add the pudding or just add pudding instead of sourcream or buttermilk. I'm getting so confused...
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post #12 of 18
I was playing around with a boxed cake mix and here is what I did...

1 box Walmart Devil's Food
1 box instant chocolate pudding
1/2 C. Sour Cream
1/2 stick of butter (melted)
replace water with milk
3 eggs

Very very verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry good. I've never had a better chocolate cupcake.
post #13 of 18
I add the pudding, 1 c milk or water, 4 eggs and 1/3 cup oil. I love it!
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post #14 of 18
You can just add the pudding mix to a cake mix (I just did this and the cake turned out super moist) or you can make your own extender. The extender is when people add extras like milk, eggs, flour to the cake mix. This is what the WASC is so don't add another pudding mix to that.
post #15 of 18
My pudding extender is similar to pastryjens...

Chocolate cake mix (Devils Food...yum)
1 box vanilla pudding
1 cup milk
3 eggs
2/3 c oil

Its easy and I've never had someone who didnt like it! Its delicious!
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