Vanilla Cake Recipe With Pudding Mix

You can have the best cake ever with a vanilla cake recipe and pudding mix. This is simple and requires some time in the microwave to cook perfectly.

This cake recipe is a one-bowl cake that uses pudding mixes to substitute eggs! Pudding mixes can help to give cakes and cookies a soft, moist texture.

These pudding mixes use cornstarch as an egg substitute while also providing flavour to the batter. You can keep this classic vanilla sponge cake in your refrigerator for up to one week if covered tightly in plastic wrap.


How To Prepare Vanilla Cake Recipe With Pudding Mix?

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Serving Size: 12 Servings


  • 1 Box (21 oz/595g) Pudding Mix
  • 4 Egg Whites, no yolk
  • 2 oz. (55g) Butter, melted and cooled
  • 6 tbsp. Milk or Skim milk
  • 1/4 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks/150g) Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup (6 oz./170g) Sugar
Vanilla Cake Recipe With Pudding Mix
Vanilla Cake Recipe With Pudding Mix

Making Method:

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C), grease, and flour a 9-inch (23cm-ish) round cake pan with unbleached parchment paper.

Step 2: In your prepared cake pan, mix the pudding with the egg whites, melted Butter, and milk until completely combined. This will take approximately 3 minutes, breaking up cornstarch lumps with a spoon. Set aside.

Step 3: Pour the sugar into a medium bowl and whisk until completely combined. Whisk in the melted butter until completely combined and smooth. Add the vanilla extract, whisking until completely combined.

Step 4: Fold the pudding mixture into the sugar and Butter, carefully knocking as much air out of the batter as possible.

Step 5: Bake for 25 minutes. After baking, cool completely in your cake pan on a wire rack before inverting onto a serving platter.

Step 6: Enjoy! You can store this cake in an airtight container covered with plastic wrap at room temperature for up to one week.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Amount
Total Fat12.3g
Total Carbs22.8g
Dietary Fiber0.2g

What Does Pudding Mix Do To Cake?

Pudding mixes use cornstarch as an egg substitute while providing flavour to the batter. These pudding mixes can be used in egg-containing recipes, such as cakes and cookies.

However, they will not help to create a fluffy cake or increase the volume of your recipe. The pudding mix is simply helping to add flavour to your favourite cake recipe, vanilla sponge cake in this case!

How To Add Pudding Mix To Cake Batter?

You can mix your pudding into your flour and sugar mixture before baking it. When making other batters, you can add some pudding mix, such as frosting and cupcakes.

Can You Add Pudding To Any Cake Mix?

Pudding mixes are a common substitute for eggs in cake mixes, but you can swap out any egg-containing recipe with a flavorful pudding mix to add moisture and flavour to your baked goods!

You can always replace the eggs in your favourite recipe with the same amount of half-and-half or evaporated milk in the pudding box’s directions.

Does Pudding Mix Need Milk?

Pudding mixes will lose their moisture, and you will have a very lumpy batter if you do not add liquid to your recipe.

Therefore, the amount of milk or other liquid that you include in your recipe is dependent on the pudding mix that you use

and how much moisture it retains. Add 6 tablespoons of milk or other liquid, then adjust accordingly.

Can I Use Water Instead Of Milk?

Yes, you can use water in place of milk if you prefer. You could substitute evaporated milk or half-and-half if you have those on hand already!

How Can I Make Pudding Taste Better?

The key to making your pudding taste better is to use enough sugar. Add 3/4ths of a cup, equal to about 6 oz., of sugar and whisk it into the pudding mix. The sugar will help your pudding maintain that nice creamy texture without adding extra flavour.

You can also use coffee or tea as an ingredient to make your pudding taste better! Substitute half of the milk with a strong brewed coffee or tea (1-2 tablespoons) for an enhanced flavour.


Pudding mixes are a great way to add flavour and moisture to your cakes and cookies. You can even use pudding mixes for other baked goods when you don’t want to waste all of the milk by making a cake!

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