Box Cake To Pound Cake?

Baking By imjustme Updated 22 Mar 2012 , 3:46am by DJ1989

imjustme Posted 21 Mar 2012 , 8:25pm
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I have bought the Betty Crocker butter recipe yellow cake mix. Can I turn this into a pound cake. And how many would it take to fill a 16" x 16" x 3" pan? Need to know asap, making it tonight for party on saturday.

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BettyR Posted 21 Mar 2012 , 9:16pm
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This is a recipe that has been around since the ''s a good one but I don't know how many you would need to fill that pan.

Cake Mix Pound Cake

1 cake mix
1 same flavor instant pudding mix
1/2 cup oil
1 cup water
4 eggs

Preheat oven to 350°

Blend ingredients and beat for 2 minutes at medium speed.

Bake in greased and floured bunt pan for 45 to 55 minutes or until center springs back when touched lightly.

Cool right side up in pan for 25 minutes then remove to a cooling rack.

msthang1224 Posted 21 Mar 2012 , 9:20pm
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Yes you can turn it into a pund cake: add 1 additional egg,1 pkg of INSTANT pudding mix and If the ingredients call for 1 1/3 cup of water, use ONLY 1 CUP of water.

I would use 3-4 boxes because your using a 3' deep pan instead of a 2' deep pan. Any leftover mix, you can make cupcakes to nibble on icon_smile.gif

jgifford Posted 21 Mar 2012 , 9:29pm
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OK - - this is how I figured this, and I'm sure there are all kinds of errors so be sure and check the math. According to Wilton's chart, a 16x16x2 takes 15 1/2 cups of batter. So you're going to need 50% more for the 16x16x3 so approximately 22.8 cups. The smaller cake mixes now yield 4 +/- cups so you'll need at least 5 mixes, probably 6.

What I would do is fill the pan with water, and keep track of how many cups I put in until it's up to the level I would fill it with batter. Then just figure how many mixes based on the number of cups I actually put in. HTH

imjustme Posted 21 Mar 2012 , 9:44pm
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you guys are awesome.....Thank you so much!!! icon_lol.gif

DJ1989 Posted 22 Mar 2012 , 12:55am
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This isnt a rely but a question...I was wondering the same thing, I'm makign a cake for my son and covering it in fondant but I want it to hold right. Question: I have a cake mix that says ***1cup of pudding in the mix*** should I still add a box of puddign to it? and it asks for 1cup of water so should I just leave the 1cup or reduce it a bit?

msthang1224 Posted 22 Mar 2012 , 2:24am
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Hi DJ,

It sounds like you have a Pillsbury mix. Even though it says it already has pudding in it, I still add the pudding, extra egg and I leave everything else as is.


DJ1989 Posted 22 Mar 2012 , 3:46am
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I wasn't sure since I was reading other forums some said do it and others said that If we did the cake would be gooey or dry. Thanks so much and sorry for all the type-o's.

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