Adding Pudding Mix To Recipe?

Baking By BJ Updated 15 Jun 2014 , 5:13am by nakamotocori

BJ Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 1:40pm
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ADoes it make a difference if you use instant pudding mix or regular pudding mix when adding it to a cake recipe?

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Penny36 Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 1:43pm
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ATo me it does. I put it in almost every cake I make. It makes my cakes do moist. And adds a little extra flavor. I LOVE pudding in my cakes.

BJ Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 1:47pm
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Abut does it make a difference if it's "instant" pudding mix or regular pudding mix?

cakebaby2 Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 2:58pm
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I keep reading American  ladies talking about "pudding mix", what is this stuff, I've never heard of it in UK?

AAtKT Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 3:09pm
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Jello (the brand name here in the US) makes a mix that you add milk to and it is either "instant" (add milk and refrigerate) or "cooked" (add milk, bring to a boil, refrigerate) and end up with pudding...  Many stores also have other brands of pudding mix as well...

 

I prefer to make my own from scratch still... Especially since I really only like chocolate and vanilla... 

 

I do not use it in my cakes though... so I cannot attest to any of that...

cakebaby2 Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 3:21pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by AAtKT 
 

Jello (the brand name here in the US) makes a mix that you add milk to and it is either "instant" (add milk and refrigerate) or "cooked" (add milk, bring to a boil, refrigerate) and end up with pudding...  Many stores also have other brands of pudding mix as well...

 

I prefer to make my own from scratch still... Especially since I really only like chocolate and vanilla... 

 

I do not use it in my cakes though... so I cannot attest to any of that...

So is it used as flavouring or to thicken a box mix? I'm a scratch baker too and though I've heard of box mix we dont have "pudding" as far as I'm aware.

cakebaby2 Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 3:24pm
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I think I've got it, we call it Angel Delight or a similar thing. I cannot for the life of me conceive of any occasion it would go in a cake. Most interested to hear how this would work.

vldutoit Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 6:43pm
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ATo answer the OP use instant

icer101 Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 6:59pm
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yes, it is a box of jello instant pudding mix. you add it dry. I see a lot of from scratch cakes using it now too. Can be store brand also.

as you wish Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 7:14pm
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ACakebaby2, I think what we call pudding would be considered a custard to you.

cakebaby2 Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 7:37pm
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Thanks asyouwish, I was dying to know, kept seeing it mentioned x

cakegrandma Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 8:44pm
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It does not have to be Jello brand instant pudding.  I use Wal-Mart brand as it is less expensive although I bake from scratch so I don't use either one.

sweettia Posted 9 Jun 2014 , 9:35am
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AWhen you add the instant pudding mix to a white cake would it change the color too?

shannonann Posted 9 Jun 2014 , 10:08am
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AVanilla or cheesecake flavor pudding added to white or yellow cake mix. Chocolate pudding added to chocolate cake mix and red velvet cake mix. Pumpkin spice pudding is popular in the fall. I think they add it to spice cake mix. I think people use many different combinations. It doesn't change the color of the cake that I have noticed. It makes the cake more moist and dense.

Seatac123 Posted 9 Jun 2014 , 7:14pm
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It's easier to just buy box cake mix with the pudding.  They are moist and fluffy.  Why do you make a scratch cake and then add  box of chemicals.

sweettia Posted 11 Jun 2014 , 9:22am
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A

Original message sent by shannonann

Vanilla or cheesecake flavor pudding added to white or yellow cake mix. Chocolate pudding added to chocolate cake mix and red velvet cake mix. Pumpkin spice pudding is popular in the fall. I think they add it to spice cake mix. I think people use many different combinations. It doesn't change the color of the cake that I have noticed. It makes the cake more moist and dense.

Thanks so much!

Seatac123 Posted 12 Jun 2014 , 8:58am
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Are you adding a small box of pudding mix to a box mix? 

sweettia Posted 13 Jun 2014 , 1:00pm
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AYou can add it to a box mix or even a scratch mix

shannonann Posted 15 Jun 2014 , 4:52am
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AI forgot to mention that if you add a small box of instant pudding to a cake mix you should add an extra egg OR a little extra oil. I've seen it both ways. I'm sorry I forgot to mention that earlier.

nakamotocori Posted 15 Jun 2014 , 5:13am
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AIt makes a big difference using instant pudding versus cook and serve pudding.

Since I was out of instant I tried the cook and serve pudding instead in my cake batter. The cupcakes came out totally dry. It tasted horrible.

Never substitute cook and serve pudding for instant pudding in cake mix.

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