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Vanilla Pudding Cake with Whipped Cream Pudding Frosting

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This is my go-to cake! It is so moist and easy to make since it starts with a boxed cake mix. I usually use a yellow cake mix but you can vary the flavor depending on your choice of cake and pudding mix. Yummy!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 1 package (18.25 Oz. Box) Yellow Or White Cake Mix
  • 1 package (4-serving Size Package) Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix Or Your Choice Of Flavor
  • 1-⅓ cup Water
  • 4 whole Large Eggs
  • ½ cups Vegetable Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • _____
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • 16 ounces, weight Tub Of Cool Whip Or 2 Cups Homemade Whipped Cream, Chilled 4 Hours
  • 1 package (4-serving Size Package) Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 dash Vanilla Extract (optional)

Preparation

Cake directions:

Combine cake mix, pudding mix, water, eggs, and oil in a large mixer bowl. Blend; beat at medium speed for 4 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Pour into greased and floured 8 or 9-inch cake rounds or a 9×13 pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 35-40 minutes. Cool 15 minutes in the pan. Remove from the pan and fully cool on a rack.

Frosting directions:

Combine Cool Whip or whipped cream, pudding mix, and milk in a mixer bowl. Beat until thick; frost cake. It’s that simple! I sometimes like to add a splash of vanilla extract to the frosting. Mm-mm!

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Erica Ellis on 1.9.2015

Don’t let the lack of pic fool you THIS CAKE IS AMAZINGLY AWESOME!!!

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jolieo on 2.19.2014

Yes Brittany that’s a great idea for the two layer cake and you leave the pudding in powder form.

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Brittany on 5.19.2011

so this cake sounds really good and i love the idea of the frosting i was wondering about making it a two layer cake and using that frosting as a filling ?? what do you think and i am wondering just so i am clear you leave the pudding package (whats going in the cake mix) in powder form correct??

and to adeline- That sounds really good also i will have to try that

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adeline on 1.27.2011

You have to try these……..they are great
I used a spice cake mix and pumpkin spice pudding mix
( from the holidays ) in the cake part. Everyone wants to know when we can make them again !!
Thanks Jolieo

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Erica Ellis on 1.9.2015

I LOVE THIS RECIPE. My son asked for a pudding cake for his 12th Bday TODAY:-) It is absolutely amazing and lookes amazing as well. THANKS FOR THE RECIPE I HAVE BOOKMARKED AD WILL BE MAKING AGAIN AND AGAIN!!

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terrilw on 11.19.2011

The cake was excellent; so moist and flavorful. I made cupcakes and baked 28 min. I was concerned about the 325 degree temp. but it worked out perfectly. I used a different frosting recipe, but next time I’ll try this one. Will definitely use this recipe again.

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msblue on 6.19.2011

A moist cake with a superb frosting. I used a strawberry cake mix and added strawberry pudding. I chose to make a three layer cake so I could have an excuse to pile on the frosting. Served it on Father’s Day and received many compliments. Thanks jolieo for a great recipe.

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rivergirl10 on 2.4.2011

My husband made this today to take to a friend that just landed a great job. It was excellent. Just wondering if you prefer one cake mix over another.

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adeline on 1.27.2011

These cupcakes are so moist…..and a snap to make
I got 24 cupcakes and baked them about 28 – 30 mins
Everyone just loved them. I’m giving the recipe to friends

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