I'm about to start baking some cakes. I've read suggestions to add instant pudding mix to a box mix. Is that all I need to add? I'm doing a topsy-turvy cake.
Double check to see if the mix already says "Pudding in the mix" or something similar-- if it does and you add more you will end up with a supersticky cake with pockets of pudding.
Here is the Duncan Hines Pound Cake recipe that you may be referring to... you use these directions in lieu of what is on the box. I have used this for years and never had a bad cake. Just match up the pudding flavor to the cake flavor..
1 box DH cake mix
1 pkg of 3.5 oz instant pudding
4 large eggs
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegtable oil
Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes, cool in pan for 15-25 minutes (depending on pan size) and then on rack. Cool for at least an hour on the rack before freezing-- if you plan on doing a topsy turvy, would be easier to carve if frozen, IMO
I already mixed one and put it in the oven following the box instructions (betty crocker) and adding 1 box of pudding. Will it turn out ok??? I have 2 more to make after this one.
I am not sure, I am not familar Betty C or baking science, lol-- I do know on the DH that with the pudding instructions, I am adding an extra egg and less water.... <fingers crossed> hoping the first one turns out okay.
Just adding instant pudding (sugar & thickeners) without making other adjustments will upset the cake formula...resulting in a cake that will fall upon cooling.
Cake troubleshooting charts:
Doctored cake recipes that use instant pudding as an ingredient:
Thanks for your replies! I did 3 cake mixes, 2 with just pudding, and one following the "enhanced mix recipe." They turned out about the same. I guess the textures were a little different, but now I can't remember which one was better. I didn't notice any falling. I guess I was just lucky. I'll use only the enhanced recipe next time!
I just made a betty crocker cake 2 weeks go -- I added one box of instant choc pudding & added 2 extra eggs. It came out perfect.
Many times I have added 1 box of instant puddilng mix to a BC cake mix and made the cake just like it says to on the box and it comes out just fine.
I have made 100s of cakes w/BC adding pudding and never had any problems.