Chill at least 1 hour. I ruined a whole batch of dinner rolls with old yeast...that still ticks me off. Luckily someone one had recommended adding 6 tablespoons of flour if the cake mix was a 15.25 oz mix. Cin. If you're checking the cake over and over again, he advised you're changing the temperature of your oven and will see less than stellar results. You will need 3 8-9" round cake pans for the layered cake. I tried this recipe for the memorial holiday. Pour over holes in cake. 3. ? Sorry so long , I just had to leave a comment and tell you how much my family and friends have truly enjoyed this recipe! I've never tried it personally, so I can't say for sure. I'm glad this recipe works so well for many people. It should not be so thick that it is really hard to spread into the pan. The flour would be ok, but maybe not an entire cup. Hello, I just made the cupcakes, mine fell. And I am really happy this worked out for you. I see you suggest sour cream and milk with more fast, such as vegetable oil. Perhaps you should include every step you took to bake the cake. I've never added fresh strawberries so I am not sure if it would make the batter too wet or not. So so so good! Yes, that would work. I also have none. I read how to remedy the flat tops but they were so imperfectly perfect that I think I might continue to make them this way on purpose! ❤, Hi! Add Jello Pudding Mix To Cake Batter Dik Dik Zaxy November 20, 2019 no Comments Lemon cake a doctored mix recipe strawberry vanilla poke cake julie s yellow cake moist pudding recipe box homemade banana pudding cake 75 jell o and pudding desserts for my husband and I and both so far love it. Good luck! I think this is too much. Good luck and hope you love it! I follow the recipe and added the 2 spoons of flower. Sorry Hun , but that would be a baking disaster . Add the dry cake mix, and stir the two together before you add the wet ingredients. Follow the recipe as it is stated. I made these with strawberry cake mix and cheesecake pudding mix then iced them with cream cheese frosting. I never had trouble with my oven. I still make this doctored up cake recipe all the time for birthdays and dessert, and many people I know use it with great success. Thank you so much for coming back and leaving your review. Or will that change the texture and flavor of the cake? I am so glad that you are here. Also, mix the ingredient one by one, mixing for about a minute each until well mixed. Try adding 1/2 C peanut butter to the chocolate pudding for a Peanut Butter Poke Cake. If so, is there any changes to the recipe? Trouble shooting is how you learn. So glad this one worked for you! Just the cupcakes. I'm going to try Strawberry cake mix and cheesecake pudding tomorrow!! You're so kind Linda. Most people said it worked great so I'm glad I'm not the only one who it didn't work for. I don't understand why this recipe has not been taken down, when now I see so many have said theirs have fallen. I used what you did but added jello cheesecake instant pudding instead. I agree, the cake is so delicious even when they're not perfect. By the way cake with any of the brands turned out fine and this is an excellent recipe. Do I add vanilla pudding or strawberry ? If so, do you bake according to the time specified on the cake mix box? I know this post is from a while ago. Plus she responds to everyone, sometimes repeating the same information over and over again. It seems like a great cake for that use. • Powdered sugar • Cool Whip Topping, thawed (8 oz.) For some reason this recipe either works really well or not at all for people! And I am really happy that everyone loved it and thought you were a professional baker! Thank you, thank you!! Here are some ideas: chocolate cake mix + chocolate pudding mix + 1 cup chocolate chips (triple chocolate! I made it! 2. After digging around I decided to try your recipe for the batter -- it was so good that it has been requested since (and I've been told its exactly like granny's-- the greatest compliment you could ever receive!!!)! It should work just fine being frozen. :). I hope that helps. Instead of an electric mixer you can use a wire whisk or even a spatula to mix it all together. Although gelatin forms a rubber-like substance when prepared, it can be used in diluted form to create a thick but smooth pudding that has more of a solid structure than traditional creamy puddings. 2. I was afraid they would be dry so I found this recipe that looked simple and they turned out great! Thanks for the recipe! I used Duncan Hines Butter Cake, melted butter instead of oil, full fat sour cream, full fat milk, instant sugar free white chocolate pudding mix, extra vanilla and Princess flavoring (husband loves this) and the extra six tablespoons of flour some posters said gave them success. Wow! How to make a boxed cake mix taste homemade {“doctored up” cake mix}. Want to make a red, white & blue cake for this weekend. Most of them are from 16 oz- 18 oz. The consistency of the cake was very strange, dense, hardly any crumb, and flat. Frosted it with Cream Cheese Frosting. Add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix till well combined. I use egg whites only and I whip them to peaks and fold into batter to help keep the rise. I am actually in the process of reworking this recipe because since posting they decided to decrease the package size of the cake mixes! The best pound cake I’ve ever made! I followed the recipe exactly and tested my cake with a toothpick until it came clean and it fell as it was cooling. Mine looks great, and I can’t wait to taste it! These times have been pretty solid for me when baking but of course oven and altitude vary. It should taste good still but so sorry it collapsed. I am needing to bake a 3 layer cake and I was ready to bake this one...but I was reading so many reviews on how it didnt work ?? I just made this recipe and my cupcakes and cake fell horribly. Has the recipe for this changed any ? I followed the recipe exactly and my cupcakes were all flat and sunken. Hopefully it turned out ok. Let me know! I know to increase the eggs & oil along with the other ingredients. So for all you who have had trouble with this version, hop on over to my newest cake mix recipe HERE. So happy you love the recipe! Just replace the water with milk. The cake rose beautifully in the oven. This recipe seems to be a hit or miss for people. That seems to do wonders for cookies so I bet it would work great for this. Well, don't do what I did and read like 10 different "how to make a boxed cake mix better" recipes in a row, then not re-read the entire article on the one you chose! It is the most moist cake (without icing) I have ever eaten. Not one piece left over! Even if it's takeout or a homecooked meal, eat together! I am thinking it will just fine. Eliminate sour cream. What a great way to personalize a humdrum boxed cake! Thanks for letting me and other readers know. I might try it again and add zest and lemon juice to the frosting. If you do use butter then it is an equal substitute. Whatever you use; cake pans, cupcake pan, etc. You want to only fill the pans about 2/3 full.Â. I always make my cakes this way and they turn out perfect each time. And one cup of oil is WAY too much! Thank you for sharing! TIP: You can use different flavors of pudding and cake for different flavors. I made cupcakes today using your directions and they turned out flat. Some days my stuff is amazing and other days, just doesn’t work out. But don't you feel enough is enough? It shouldn’t go bad. I need to make a white sheet cake that is GF. In a smaller bowl mix the eggs, sour cream, oil, and vanilla until well blended. But white cake is just too plain for me to make. I'm so sorry! I reduced the oil and sour cream to 3/4 Cup and did everything else the same. Next, add 1 small box (3.4 oz) of Jello Instant Dry Vanilla Pudding mix to the mixing bowl. Well, I made my cake mixes exactly as directed with 3 eggs, 1/3 cup oil, and however much water, then proceeded to add everything in this recipe as well (for anyone who lost count, that's 7 eggs per box of mix!). Made a golden triple layer chocolate cake and it was perfect! If you use sour cream, then reduce milk. It would be delicious but I don't have a recipe for it. I’m not entirely sure. I think that would work. Published : February 12, 2016 Updated : October 25, 2020 by Together As Family 247 Comments, ** Thank YOU so much for visiting this post! Oh, check all ingredients to make sure they are not expired. The only change was, I added 2 Tbls of flour. I baked it in a 13x8 and it's moist and delicious. Don't know how that's possible but it was. We can’t wait to eat his birthday cake tomorrow! It seems that this doctored up cake mix recipe seems to be hit or miss for most of you. Not a single one fell! I also added the zest, from the lemon, to the batter. Thanks for letting me know. Great idea. So sorry to hear it did not work for you. I have actually never compared this recipe using a regular cake mix vs a pudding cake mix. So sorry it did not work well for you. The recipe as is works just fine for me as well as lots of others. I'm sure that "together as a family" needs to hear about a few of her followers who have experienced their cakes/cupcakes sinking. Next up: white cake with raspberry jello! ? But vanilla is always a good one to use if not. How about white cake mix and lemon pudding. of flour and 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. I used black cherry Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I made this recipe into cupcakes 3 times using Duncan hines, pillsbury, and betty crocker mixes. I just made a funfetti cake with sugar free banana cream pudding (not my first choice but it’s all we had on hand). So happy it worked out for you. I did NOT over fill. The only revision would be to reduce the amount of moisture in the cake. On the bright side, I did one white, which I dyed orange, and one chocolate so I could do a tiger striped cake for my daughters "Big Cat" themed b-day, and the stripes turned out pretty good! That would work perfectly! Hope this was helpful. I'm putting pistacchio pudding mix in a white cake mix. I always have to bake longer than the suggested time. All you need is a half-cup! The higher fat % is best. DO NOT get the cook n' serve pudding mix. I would say yes it would fit in the half sheet pan. I had a couple people wanting my card and I do not bake at all for a living. Hi- Can I use a gluten free box cake mix for this recipe? I love your changes and additions. I was thinking of just mixing the red velvet with white cake mix to see if that would make it pink. Will this recipe work for a naked layered cake? I just had to take a moment to leave a comment, FINALLY, since I'm stuck in the house I have plenty of time LOL -- 1st of all, I dont bake cakes! They have always turned out well. Just be really careful! It did fall, but only a bit - definitely not enough to scrap it, but I'll reduce the oil a bit next time around. I'll probably try the lemon pudding next time just to see if they taste differently. This one works for so many but also turns out terribly for so many. I am an English lady who has been doing this for years. I would say add about 1/3 cup. I've been scrolling through all the comments hoping someone else had the same troubles as me. I know the full recipe is too much for a 9x13 pan so that's why I am thinking a half sheet would be perfect. I don't think I've ever had a more moist cake in my life and the flavor was incredible. It seems that this doctored up cake mix recipe seems to be hit or miss for most of you. It should only be about 3/4 full. So sorry it did not turn out. Butterscotch with Spice cake mix. I of course cheated and took a small piece(a nibble, though lol!) I add frozen blueberries to the yellow cake lemon bundt. So I cut each cake in half and filled and iced each layer with a homemade marscapone filling. Yes, 7 eggs is a lot and would definitely make the cake dense! I have an extra vanilla cake mix that I use for adding more ounces to whatever flavor cake I'm making. I actually think the recipe works best for layered cakes. That's the only thing different from your recipe. Add Vanilla Pudding To White Cake Mix Dik Dik Zaxy April 22, 2020 no Comments Jello poke cake recipe works with any perfect vanilla cake recipe so moist one cake 5 ways life love and sugar really better than cake recipe vanilla raspberry sheet cake recipe i So as I mentioned, I bulked the recipe and made 130 cupcakes. Thank you! If that's the case then it sounds like they were filled to full. Great taste but flat. Great idea! It sounds like maybe it was not cooked long enough?? I love the addition of the pudding. I would follow whatever cook time the cake mix box says for a bundt cake. I would try googling 'strawberry cream cheese frosting' and I am sure lots of recipes will pop up. Good question. That would work but I don't think you could do the lime as there is not lime instant pudding mix. JC. It may not be good for cupcakes as some have said. I say this to almost every comment on here, but this recipe is so hit or miss and I don't know why! Sorry it did not turn out and thanks for leaving your review. Can you tell me how to prevent my cake from shrinking back to the size of the batter. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C) and grease a 9×13 inch cake pan. This recipe works amazing for some and then not for others. This will make a perfect 9 inch round cake! I know others have asked. Sounds amazing! I weigh out about 3 oz to bring the box mix up to 18 oz. The cake fell almost immediately when done. When it came out of the oven it was nice and high. Thanks for doing the math on sour cream and other ingredients. It's very helpful :) I too have never had problems making a cake/layered cake with this recipe. I used the exact same recipe to make this lemon layered cake https://togetherasfamily.com/2017/06/easy-lemon-lovers-layered-cake/. • Cold milk, divided • Jell-O Coconut Cream Flavor Instant Pudding (3.4 oz.) I will definitely continue to use this recipe and have even been told, I'm a pretty good Baker after all!! Good question. I've been baking for fifty-plus years and have never had such a failure. I'll double check that I made note of it in the recipe, but because of all the add-ins you'll have more batter than normal. I'm having the worst time with any other flavors then chocolate. So be sure and not over fill whatever you put it in. Do you still add the water to the cake mix? Cream your butter. You could try and find that. I am so sorry you're having trouble with this. A poke cake is a cake that is poked with indentations . The only one that the cupcakes did not fall was the duncan hines. Topped it with a chocolate buttercream and some more mini chips. I guess I don't really understand what happened? I baked this recipe once yesterday and it completely fell, I thought I under baked it, so i made 2 cakes today and both fell again and i only filled then 1/3 of the way, I have no idea why this is happening. I used chocolate cake mix with chocolate pudding and added milk and white chocolate chips I had in the freezer from Halloween. No. Has anyone tried making this cake at high altitude? Awesome Cake!! good morning, I made this and it was AMAZING!!! Sour cream makes the cake super moist. Any suggestions? Maybe a little less. The eggs and oil in the recipe are in place of whatever it says on the box :) Ignore the box and just follow the recipe. That's what all the ones were that I saw. and help on this would be great Even lemon pudding adds a refreshing citrus flavor to white and yellow cake mixes, while chocolate pudding goes well with any chocolate cake mix. I forgot to pick up lemon to use with my lemon cupcakes so I used a French vanilla pudding mix that I had on hand and added some lemon zest since I had extra left from the frosting recipe. So I let it cool and trimmed the top so it was nice and even, and by my surprise the cake looked great in the inside. merideth, how did recipe work without the sour cream?? So sorry they fell. I've noticed that the cake box sizes are all different depending on what brand you get. I have retested this recipe so many times and never have a problem, so I am at a loss. Do not overmix or the cake's structure will be broken down. I went to the store and bought more cake mix and pistachio pudding to try again, this time putting less batter than recommended and using left over batter for cupcakes. Once all ingredients are mixed, thoroughly mix on medium for about 2 minutes. That cake was 10 thin layers, with yellow cake mix and vanilla pudding (homemade chocolate frosting). I am going to try it tomorrow but will add flour. When useing fresh fruits, do I use less liquid? The round cake pans I use are 9" so 8" pans are not that much different so I think it would be fine. The cake is simply amazing in flavor AND texture, not to mention so moist! To begin this recipe, pour 1 box of Duncan Hines Classic Yellow cake mix into a mixing bowl. I've used red velvet with white chocolate pudding or with cheesecake pudding. Mine fell also. Less sour cream and less oil. Very moist and they did not flatten Fall. But again, the recipe as is has worked great for most people, and I have never tried the reduced sour cream and oil, so I can't say for sure as to the success. I found this the other night when I was looking for a good recipe. Refrigeration is necessary to obtain the best result. Hi I have a lemon cake mix with the pudding in the mix. I used 2/3 cup of each). You would then end up with a dirty color of "pink"? Like a pudding. Oh how I love yellow cake! Over mix maybe?? I love that the extra ingredients are staple pantry foods. :). 1. I suggest the following: I had a question though all we have is sugar free pudding.. will that work ? This is the best way to make a boxed cake mix taste homemade! If memory serves, I got the recipe off of a DH box 40+ years ago. Use 3 of them as the recipe calls for. I read through every comment before making this cake. I made this cake, it was nice and high when I took it out of the oven and then it collapsed. I just added about 2tbs of flour, and made sure not to over fill them. That's one of my favorite ways to make it. That is so odd. Blech!!! Also on 350. Thank you for coming back to let me know. If you mean an 8" round cake pan then yes that would be fine. I plan to make a naked cake and want to make the cake ahead of time and freeze it. I don't want that for the cupcakes I am making for this weekend though. I believe it ended up being undercooked. I used a pink cake mix + a cheesecake pudding mix. So good to hear! We'll see what the other guests think... My daughter even said she wanted that cake for her birthday. They all fell. Hi. I'll try this one again (the right way!) I used a 9x13 pan and it took about 15 minutes longer to bake, but came out moist and not flat. I used Duncan Hines French vanilla and instant cheesecake flavor pudding mix. I’ve actually used this recipe for cupcakes and it works!! 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