tanyab Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 1:58pm
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Wanted opinions and experiences on your Cake Mix Batters.

I have seen post about adding pudding and eggs to cake mix batters.

Wondering which way do most do. What is the difference in the batter and decorating the cake.

Tanya

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cakeconfections Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 2:00pm
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I ususally dont add and extra egg but I always add pudding. I find my cakes to be a little more moist and dense. I like that because my cake is not cumbly at all.

ntertayneme Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 2:03pm
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I've added both the pudding and extra egg to mine before and it comes out great... there are so many different things one can add to cake mixes; sour cream, butter.. it's really limitless .. there are so many wonderful recipes in the recipe section too .. I love looking at all of them; however, after looking at them all, I almost need a bib from salivating!! icon_biggrin.gif

kalikw Posted 14 Aug 2005 , 2:17am
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I always add an extra egg and pudding. I usually don't put extra pudding in cake mixes that already have pudding in the mix but that does not mean you can't. My cake teachers usually add a 1/4 cup of flour. I have not tried that but I have tasted their cakes and they are pretty good.

momoftwogirls Posted 14 Aug 2005 , 2:25am
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Did just that this past thursday to a cake i baked. I used duncian hines white moist cake mix. it was the mix that already had pudding, but I added 1 box of vanilla pudding and an egg to it. The cake was wonderful!
The cake was a two tier and it held up well.


I have been told you can add mayo!!! My husband's mamaw does it.
Her cakes are great! I think it sounds nasty so I won't do it to my cakes.

CakeItGood Posted 14 Aug 2005 , 2:41am
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OK, ignorant question here ... when you all say to add pudding and an egg, do you mean to add the dry pudding mixture and an egg? Or do we make up the batch of pudding - cool it - and then add it to the cake batter?

I told you it was an ignorant question icon_biggrin.gif

momoftwogirls Posted 14 Aug 2005 , 3:11am
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just add the dry pudding mix...

no question is stupid!

thecakegirl Posted 15 Aug 2005 , 3:52am
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okay...another question..
When people add an egg....are they adding an extra egg when a box cake mix usually calls for 3 eggs? So would that mean that they are using 4 eggs?

Thanks!
Amy

kalikw Posted 15 Aug 2005 , 4:07am
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The extra egg gives the cake more structure, stability and helps the cake rise a little more, especially if you add additional ingredients such as pudding, sour cream, additional milk.

thecakegirl Posted 15 Aug 2005 , 4:23am

thank you!!

Kelrak Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 5:10pm

Are you guys talking about a large box of pudding, or a small one?

momoftwogirls Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 6:46pm

I used a regular box of pudding.

Kelrak Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 6:53pm

Yeah, I guess there is only one size box of pudding. For some reason I was thinking there was a large and small, maybe I'm thinking of jello, or instant pudding or something.

The reason for this is to help keep the cake from crumbling? Makes it more firm?

Thanks!

Maryanne Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 6:57pm

Kelrak, actually there are two sizes for instant pudding; I use the smaller, 4 serving size in my cakes. Don't know enough about the science to tell you why it works, but it definitely adds to the taste and texture. icon_lol.gif

jonmarmar Posted 27 Aug 2005 , 8:27pm

Hello all,

I have a question I hope someone can answer for me.
On a 12x18 cake (using cake mix) how many boxes of pudding & eggs should I use? I'm doing 2 of this size cakes and would like to add pudding to the mix, but I'm not sure of how much pudding I should add.

cake77 Posted 27 Aug 2005 , 9:45pm
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Originally Posted by momoftwogirls

Did just that this past thursday to a cake i baked. I used duncian hines white moist cake mix. it was the mix that already had pudding, but I added 1 box of vanilla pudding and an egg to it. The cake was wonderful!
The cake was a two tier and it held up well.


I have been told you can add mayo!!! My husband's mamaw does it.
Her cakes are great! I think it sounds nasty so I won't do it to my cakes.






The mayo may sound nasty and I know it does but it is basicly the same thing that you already add to cake mix. All mayo is, is whipped egg and oil.

Is the pudding that you add to the cake mix instant or the cooked type, I know that you use it dry in your mix. Just wondering I am making a large three tiered cake for my Mom's 70th birthday next week and may try it. It is going to be a basket weave cake with fall flowers in it.

Wilma

momoftwogirls Posted 27 Aug 2005 , 10:41pm

cake77 - I used the cooked type. I didn't even know I bought that until I just looked in the cabinet!! I thought i got instant. Anyway, it seemed to work just great. Everyone said it was really moist.

Also it held up really well.

Good luck on your cake! It sounds really pretty - can't wait to see pictures!

momoftwogirls Posted 27 Aug 2005 , 11:30pm

jonmarmar - I add a box of pudding and a egg per cake mix box.
Not sure how many mixes it takes for a 12x18 cake, but if you use two mixes, then add two puddings and two eggs (additional)
I hope that answers your question.

jonmarmar Posted 28 Aug 2005 , 4:53am
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Originally Posted by momoftwogirls

jonmarmar - I add a box of pudding and a egg per cake mix box.
Not sure how many mixes it takes for a 12x18 cake, but if you use two mixes, then add two puddings and two eggs (additional)
I hope that answers your question.




Thanks momoftwogirls, it does answer it; i've typically used three cake mixes for this size cake, so i'll just buy six boxes of pudding! I'll let you all know how they turn out.

mamafrogcakes Posted 28 Aug 2005 , 2:15pm

I just tried this over the weekend by adding the pudding (even though the mix already had it). The cake was more dense while still being very moist. It held up great and was easier to handle...less crumbs too I think. I have a doctored chocolate cake receipe that adds an extra egg and that doesn't change things as much like the pudding does!

momoftwogirls Posted 28 Aug 2005 , 3:24pm

jonmarmar - You wouldn't need 6 puddings only three. I must not have stated that correctly!

3 mixes = 3 puddings and 3 eggs

6 mixes = 6 puddings and 6 eggs

sorry if I have confused you!!!!

tanyascakes Posted 28 Aug 2005 , 3:47pm

I usually will add just the pudding. But I have on occasion used an extra egg. I like the variety of flavor that you can get when you add extra ingredients. You can add anything and come up with spectacular results.

Hangeroo Posted 29 Aug 2005 , 5:50am

Hi! This is my first post. Sorry for being ignorant, but should chocolate flavored pudding be used for chocolate cake? Or will vanilla pudding work for all flavors? Thanks in advance!

crp7 Posted 29 Aug 2005 , 6:00am

I believe you can use whatever flavor pudding you would like. Vanilla should work. Chocolate would give chocolate cake a little extra chocolate flavor. I have read of people adding butterscotch, lemon, etc.


Cindy

Annalisa Posted 29 Aug 2005 , 6:42am

Ok guys I have been reading this post and am very intereted as I have never hear of adding pudding to a cake mixture, but judging from every one's replies the cakes come out great. I have one question when you refer to pudding you all mean just instant pudding mixture right??

blessBeckysbaking Posted 29 Aug 2005 , 7:00am

adding a few tablespoons of sour cream and a small box of instant pudding turns any cake mix into a moist pound cake textureed cake I used a chessecake flavor pudding and lorane strawberry oil flavor it was so great. adding instant coffee flavors are good too! theres a pecan coffee that is so good in a normal yellow or white cake. A must try!
Blessed baking

bclarke52 Posted 6 Jul 2014 , 6:05am

For each box of cake mix add one 4 oz box of pudding (straight from box, dry)

If cake calls for eggs add 1-2 extra if you like per box of Cake Mix

 

I also use butter or margarine

I substitute Can milk for the amount of water called for

And I add 1 tsp Vanilla or Butter flavor extract

 

I try many different things to doctor up my cakes.  They always come out wonderful.

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