luvbaking Posted 21 May 2005 , 1:45am
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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

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Lisa Posted 21 May 2005 , 3:16am
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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.

mixaleena Posted 21 May 2005 , 3:29am
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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.

tcturtleshell Posted 21 May 2005 , 3:51am
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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!

ntertayneme Posted 21 May 2005 , 3:55am
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I've got to venture off into adding things to cake mixes... all this talk about puddings, etc, is making me hungry!! lol

tcturtleshell Posted 21 May 2005 , 4:05am
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Me too Cheryl!! I'm gonna eat some marshmello's & some semi sweet choc chips!! YUMMY!!

heartsfire Posted 21 May 2005 , 5:57am
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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.

heartsfire

heartsfire Posted 21 May 2005 , 5:58am
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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

cupcakequeen Posted 21 May 2005 , 8:36am
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Anytime is a good time for cake!

luvbaking Posted 21 May 2005 , 11:40pm

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.

melissablack Posted 21 May 2005 , 11:49pm

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.

luvbaking Posted 21 May 2005 , 11:53pm
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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?

mixaleena Posted 22 May 2005 , 3:33am

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!

Mixee

momof3jotynjake Posted 22 May 2005 , 4:41am

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!!!!

melissablack Posted 22 May 2005 , 5:10am
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Originally Posted by luvbaking

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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.

crp7 Posted 22 May 2005 , 5:44am
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Originally Posted by momof3jotynjake

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!!!!




What chocolate cake recipe did you use? I seem to be chocolate cake challenged. Every recipe I have tried lately just crumbles either when I turn it out of the pan or when I try to frost it.

Thanks
Cindy

momof3jotynjake Posted 22 May 2005 , 1:01pm
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Originally Posted by crp7

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Originally Posted by momof3jotynjake

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!!!!



What chocolate cake recipe did you use? I seem to be chocolate cake challenged. Every recipe I have tried lately just crumbles either when I turn it out of the pan or when I try to frost it.

Thanks
Cindy




i just use the DH devils food cake... and put milk instead of water and a stick of butter instead of oil.. YUMMY!!

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