Enhanced Mix Recipe

I like the DH recipe for pound cake, but I decided to replace part of the milk with a buttermilk & water mixture (all buttermilk makes the recipe slow to cook & a bit rubbery). This creates a moist pound cake-like cake. I’ve used it for stacked cakes and found it to work very well. You can use any DH mix with it.

Enhanced Mix Recipe


  • DH mix of choice
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1/3 c. water
  • 2/3 c. of buttermilk –full fat. If you use the lowfat buttermilk, use 1 c. of lowfat buttermilk and omit the water
  • 1/3 c. of oil
  • 1 package of instant pudding
  • For a true white cake, you can just use 6 egg whites (and not whole eggs), but I find the cake sturdier using the whole eggs. To tone down the yellow of this recipe for a white cake, I add one drop of Americolor violet color while mixing–and, yes, I do get a pretty white cake.

  • I use white chocolate, vanilla, or french vanilla instant pudding when making this recipe with a white cake mix.


  1. Mix per directions on box.

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