It works every single for me, so not sure why I should take it down. I tried this recipe for the memorial holiday. I plan to make a naked cake and want to make the cake ahead of time and freeze it. 3. It tasted amazing! Read the directions carefully and check your oven. Ice the cake the same level across as you use your knife, and no one will know - they'll be too busing raving about the delicious cake! Some days my stuff is amazing and other days, just doesn’t work out. The cake mixes are way smaller than they used to be. I believe it ended up being undercooked. Hello Jessica, Just wanted to confirm, the eggs and oil in your recipe are not "in addition to" the eggs and oil on the cake box, but "in place of", correct? I think it is just too much moisture for the cupcakes. Use a convenient & inexpensive boxed cake mix along with a few staple pantry ingredients to "doctor up" the cake mix. That makes me happy to hear this, and so glad it helped out with your MIL :) Thank you for coming back to leave your review. I did not use vanilla. I love this recipe but sadly it does not seem to work for everyone. I get really nice comments about this recipe and then really nasty ones. It sounds delicious. Sugar free should work just fine. Even lemon pudding adds a refreshing citrus flavor to white and yellow cake mixes, while chocolate pudding goes well with any chocolate cake mix. Thank you! Tastes great and cake texture was perfect! Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C) and grease a 9×13 inch cake pan. I have used the recipe to strictly make cupcakes and my office requests them. I had the same problem of the cake falling after removing from the oven. I hope that helps. It's very helpful :) I too have never had problems making a cake/layered cake with this recipe. It was amazing! I reduced the oil and sour cream to 3/4 Cup and did everything else the same. It's the right size and everything. Thank you! Don't know how that's possible but it was. Good luck! Instead of an electric mixer you can use a wire whisk or even a spatula to mix it all together. If I'm making a 9x13 cake then I usually have enough batter for that and a smaller 8-inch baking dish too. I frosted with a homemade caramel frosting. Thanks. The added eggs, dry pudding mix, and sour cream help take a boxed cake mix to a taste-like-it-came-from-a-bakery cake. Who wants a greased-up cake? I saw the warnings about the pudding in the mix AFTER I had the cake in the oven so I figured it wasn’t going to be good. I think i will try both and see which is best. The chocolate did great but I've since tried a spice and vanilla mix and both have fallen. So sorry to hear it did not work for you. All the cupcakes fell except for 1? This recipe seems to be hit or miss for most people who try it. Aim to only fill a little less than halfway. I did a lemon cake mix with lemon pudding. If you're making a cake, this recipe fits really well into 3 cake pans for a 3 layer cake. I am making the vanilla cake again right now, as it's been requested often. I am an English lady who has been doing this for years. 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 Should i just do lemon pudding and lemon cake mix? I've been baking for fifty-plus years and have never had such a failure. Happy baking! I am in love with the recipe, however it keeps falling. I baked in a Bundt pan at recommended temperature, but needed to bake longer. This recipe seems to be a hit or miss for people. I've been scrolling through all the comments hoping someone else had the same troubles as me. I am a great cook but always say "I'm no baker" -- I usually just dont have the time to devote to it. So sorry. Hi! Want to make a red, white & blue cake for this weekend. The batter was creeping up the beaters and was almost to the bottom or my mixer, by the time I was done almost all the batter was on the beaters instead of in the bowl. Possibly. My batter ended up being so thick that just as I was going to turn my mixer off it quit working. • Cold milk, divided • Jell-O Coconut Cream Flavor Instant Pudding (3.4 oz.) Bake at 375°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out … I tried making sample cupcakes with white cake mix and cheesecake pudding. The first time I made 2 round cakes which turned out so good. Waste of time and money. I made cupcakes today using your directions and they turned out flat. So sorry to hear this! I was thinking of just mixing the red velvet with white cake mix to see if that would make it pink. This recipe works amazing for some and then not for others. 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. I would make sure the fruit is well drained, and you may even want to dab it with a paper towel to make sure the strawberries are really dry. I used to make this recipe back when the cake boxes were used to be printed on the side of a Duncan Hines cake box years and years ago, but once the cake boxes got smaller, it seemed the ingredients weren’t working out anymore. My daughter even said she wanted that cake for her birthday. bake the pudding inside the cake by combining the two pre-packaged mixes together. They are all 15..25 oz. DO NOT get the cook n' serve pudding mix. I should have just used my regular recipe. I am gonna make another attempt for my sons party tomorrow. It sounds like maybe it was not cooked long enough?? Because of the additions to the cake mix, you will have much more batter than normal. Learn your oven ladies. I now use this similar recipe, which never fails and tastes delicious. I have to make this cake today so really cant afford to mess it up , do you have any revisions ? The higher fat % is best. Done actually what the recipe called for and my cup cakes rise but, soon after it collapse. I used Swiss Chocolate Cake Mix, Hershey Chocolate Pudding Mix . Take care not to overfill your baking dish. 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. If baking a 9x13 cake, normally 45 mins on 350 degrees. Mine looks great, and I can’t wait to taste it! The second time I again made it with butter pecan cake and vanilla pudding but instead of doing cake I made cupcakes. It was a hit at the birthday party. When cupcakes deflate it's usually because it was filled too high in the cupcake pan. It was delicious for days. Thanks for sharing your tip :). This doctored up cake mix makes more batter because of the added ingredients, so it makes too much to fit it all into a 9x13 baking pan for example. Thanks for the recipe! I baked lemon cake with lemon pudding cupcakes. As with any cake batter, make sure to not over-fill your baking dish. Required fields are marked *. I recently reinvented this recipe with this current one that accommodates the smaller box sizes Yours sounds delicious. Thank you for coming back to leave your feedback. I have only ever had success with a layer cake for this recipe. I don't want to change or delete this one because it works so well for so many of you**. Sour cream makes the cake super moist. It's interesting because I've had this recipe work wonderfully for me, but then other times it does not. A poke cake is a cake that is poked with indentations . And your cake sounds amazing!! Can I use heavy whipping cream instead of milk? Has the recipe for this changed any ? I would try and use one without the pudding in the mix. This recipe calls for a lot of extra fat and a small amount of milk. This batter rises quite a bit and it makes more batter than normal so you have to allow for that. Any milk should work fine, including buttermilk. My centers aren’t done but the bottoms are dark brown.. I thought I had edited the recipe to reflect that, but I don't think I did. You only want to fill it 1/2 - 2/3 full. That combo sounds so delicious! Lots of people have had problems with the cake sinking so the flour may help that. I made it! I've made it like 5 times now, and every time it is a home run!! it should only be about 1/3 (or a little shy of 1/2 full) of the way filled with the batter. Just add the pudding, it shouldn't change any amounts of the other ingredients. 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