Adding Pudding To Your Cake Mix ??? ...

Decorating By Mikel79 Updated 30 Jul 2010 , 1:10pm by Tinabarena

Mikel79 Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 10:06am
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Hi Cakers!

Please humor me with my stupid question. When a cake rec. calls for a box of pudding, I assume they are not wanting me to add the pudding that has been made according to the directions on the pudding box?

I am thinking that I just add the "powder" pudding straight from the box......correct???

Thanks

Michael
=)

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FlourPots Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 10:43am
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Correct...just add the dry powder icon_smile.gif

Mikel79 Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 12:06pm
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Thank you!

Chasey Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 12:11pm
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Unless you are using a Pillsbury mix which already has dry pudding in it!

I normally use Duncan Hines and I find that when I also add sour cream, I don't need an entire box of the dry pudding added. Almost gives me a gummy and too wet texture.

FlourPots Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 12:53pm
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Originally Posted by Chasey

Unless you are using a Pillsbury mix which already has dry pudding in it!





Actually, I asked that very question here once, and was told that you can add it with no problems...sure enough, it worked fine for me.

Chasey Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 1:03pm
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Originally Posted by FlourPots

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chasey

Unless you are using a Pillsbury mix which already has dry pudding in it!





Actually, I asked that very question here once, and was told that you can add it with no problems...sure enough, it worked fine for me.




Sure you CAN do that! icon_smile.gif I just find that Pillsbury mix (the white) so moist as is. But I actually prefer the taste of DH French Vanilla so that is what I normally buy and add pudding to!

Tinabarena Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 1:10pm
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I have seen questions on this before, and some of the responses said that if you add the pudding to also add an extra egg. I started using the pudding/extra egg and it has worked out very well...I always stress about whether or not the cake is dry...and I haven't since I started doing this.

Chasey noted that she doesn't always use the whole box...after doing a couple cakes with the pudding, I have to agree. The texture seemed too "heavy". If I am using 1 box mix, I only add 1/2 of the pudding; 2 box mixes then the full pudding box, etc. It seems to work out very well.

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