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Turning boxed cake mix into decadent poundcake 👍

DH's favorite cake in all the world is poundcake, but I didn't feel like the bother today, and didn't have a box of poundcake mix in my pantry.

 

So I googled this hack and it is absolutely delicious....

 

  • 1 box cake mix (I used lemon)
  • 1 4.5 oz package of instant pudding (I used vanilla)
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

No fancy directions - mix it all together on medium speed for about 2 minutes or until lumps are gone.  I used a loaf pan and it took about 45 minutes at 350°

 

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Re: Turning boxed cake mix into decadent poundcake 👍


@house_cat wrote:

DH's favorite cake in all the world is poundcake, but I didn't feel like the bother today, and didn't have a box of poundcake mix in my pantry.

 

So I googled this hack and it is absolutely delicious....

 

  • 1 box cake mix (I used lemon)
  • 1 4.5 oz package of instant pudding (I used vanilla)
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

No fancy directions - mix it all together on medium speed for about 2 minutes or until lumps are gone.  I used a loaf pan and it took about 45 minutes at 350°

 

lemon poundcake from box mix.JPG


@house_cat @This looks good. What brand of cake mix and what kind of oil did you use? 

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Re: Turning boxed cake mix into decadent poundcake 👍

Don't know where you got the recipe,but I have one like that that I got from an old BH&G magazine and it is great.

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Re: Turning boxed cake mix into decadent poundcake 👍

@Mindy D 

 

This was the cake mix. I used vegetable oil.

 

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Re: Turning boxed cake mix into decadent poundcake 👍

Lemon Glaze or Plain Glaze?

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Re: Turning boxed cake mix into decadent poundcake 👍

Looks delicious @house_cat.  Would you mind sharing your glaze recipe?

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Re: Turning boxed cake mix into decadent poundcake 👍

yes, i have done this hack before! i have also changed up the pudding flavors, change the water to a juice, and/or add extracts to make a flavored pound cake.

 

another one i recommend is a SOCK IT TO ME CAKE. this one can be changed around a bit also.

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Re: Turning boxed cake mix into decadent poundcake 👍

@house_cat,

Looks sooo good!

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Re: Turning boxed cake mix into decadent poundcake 👍

I start with THIS, add flavored pudding mix, and flavored yogurt...to my taste:

 

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Re: Turning boxed cake mix into decadent poundcake 👍

Love pound cake!!! I used boxed mixes to make my boozy bundt cakes for xmas gifts years ago--everyone raved about them.

 

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