Sorry if this seems like a dumb question - But if there is pudding already in the mix will it alter the texture or affect taste and baking time to add a pudding flavor to a box of pillsbury cake mix?
Or is is dense enough on it's own?
This is a question I would love answered also because I always use the pilsbury mix.
I would like to know too.
I tried a recipe from Cake Mix Doctor for the white chocolate pound cake and thought I could add one small box of white chocolate pudding to give it an even more pronounced flavor and it failed miserably. It fell, ended up about 1/4" tall in the center, and was extremely dense and doughy and I'm wondering if it was the addition of the pudding.
i ALWAYS add a package of pudding to my Pillsbury mix. Other wise I feel that my cakes and cupcakes are too crumbly. Me and my whole family LOVES it this way and can't have any other cake because of the way I do it
it makes it taste better
and maybe the cooking time is a bit longer...I use more batter in my pans though. and I always have to add an extra 10 mins. but this depends on the amount of batter.
I too always add a box of pudding to my pillsbury cake mix. It gives is extra flavor and makes for a better cake consistency. You will have to alter your baking time a little but it's worth it.
I always make sure I buy the cake mixes that have "a box of pudding added to the mix" then I add my own box of pudding.
Thanks for all of your replies - I have a Pillsbury White Cake mix with pudding already in the mix, and I wanted to make a dense moist lemon cake today for Easter.
I will add a box of lemon pudding and some lemon extract and add lemon curd to Sugar Shack's Buttercream recipe for the filling
Stay tuned! I'll post the results later...
I've done that recipe shearpamela! You're gonna love it!
I'm glad you asked. Everything I've read says not to add it if it's already in the mix.
I use Pillsbury with the pudding in the mix, and would love to use my Cake Mix Doctor 'recipes', but never have any 'un-puddinged' mix.
My motto is....only I can add things to make my cake mix better. Just leaving stuff out makes it un-special for me then
Well I made the cake adding the 4oz pkg. of lemon pudding to the Pillsbury white cake mix and replaced the liquid with 1 1/4 cup of 7-up for a citrus boost. I also added 4 eggs and 1/2cup of veg. oil. I also added 1 teaspoon of lemon extract to the batter.
I mixed 1 jar of lemon curd with about 2 1/2 cups of SugarShack's Buttercream icing for the filling and it was really delicious.
It turned out great! Everyone loved it
Sounds nice and lemony. My lemon cake is just sort of ...flat tasting.
Glad it worked - I can try some recipes, then!
Oh my poor waistline!
Do you just add the pudding mix to the cake mix, and nothing else - unless you want to get really fancy like the lemon cake??
The basic proportions are:
1 box cake mix
1 pkg. instant pudding and pie filling (4 serving size)
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
You can play with the flavors and add extracts and substitute other liquids for the water.
It's a good start for lots of gourmet ideas!