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convert to non mix =cake mix + instant pudding

dolcebaker's picture

convert to non mix =cake mix + instant pudding

Looking at some recipes for home, trying to convert to non-mix type I noticed a lot have a cake mix + instant pudding.  Thinking about home made pudding... I am not sure what the quality in 'instant pudding' is adding to the mix for the desired effect?  

If I use my own recipe for cake, what would I need to add to get the same outcome as adding a package of  'instant pudding' ?

AnnaInMD's picture


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. In medium saucepan over medium heat, heat milk until bubbles form at edges. In a bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Pour into hot milk, a little at a time, stirring to dissolve. Continue to cook and stir until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Do not boil. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and butter. Pour into serving dishes. Chill before serving. 
I would play around with this and if your recipe calls for water perhaps substitute milk instead but I wouldn't add additional liquid.Also, look on a package of instant pudding and maybe substitute "good" ingredients instead.Best of luck,Anna