So I was sitting on my sofa one afternoon trying to think of something to make for dessert for that evening. I wanted to make something easy; I didn’t want to spend all afternoon in the kitchen. I thought about making cupcakes, but I like to set my butter out hours in advance and I hadn’t done that. So my mind immediately went to thinking about cake batter flavored things. So then I thought about Cake Batter Pudding. I hadn’t seen anyone post anything about that before, but I knew it had to be done by someone. So I googled it and came across a post from Mrs. Happy Homemaker. We must’ve been on the same wavelength since she posted this at the beginning of March.
[The original recipe is here; I changed amounts/sizes]
- 3.4 oz box instant vanilla pudding
- 1/4 cup funfetti cake mix
- 2 cups of milk
- sprinkles, to garnish
Combine the pudding mix & cake mix in a bowl. Add the milk to it, and beat on low speed for 2 minutes. Refrigerate for 3-5 minutes, until set. Garnish with sprinkles.
As you can see this is a super simple recipe to make. It only takes a few minutes to prepare. Since I used a smaller box of pudding than the original recipe, I cut down the cake mix a bit. I’m sure you could put 1/2 cup in there if you wanted, it would just have a stronger cake batter flavor to it.
Now I have to tell you that after I tasted the pudding it immediately took me back to my childhood. I always remember my sister and I fighting over who got to lick the bowl after my Mom made a cake or brownies. One person got the beaters, the other got the bowl. I don’t know about you, but I always wanted the bowl. And to this day I still lick the beaters and the bowl. Am I the only one? Do you do that too? Please tell me I’m not alone here!
This pudding tasted just like cake batter. Seriously. When I was eating this pudding I felt so naughty – like I wasn’t supposed to be eating it. I love the taste of cake batter and brownie batter (oh! that post will be coming up soon…) so sometimes I’ll have a little taste! But with this pudding I could eat my whole little portion and not feel bad about it!
So I highly consider trying this. Can you imagine all of the possibilities? I’m sure there are some flavor combinations I didn’t list.
- chocolate pudding + chocolate cake mix
- lemon pudding + lemon cake mix
- oreo pudding + white cake mix
- butterscotch pudding + carrot cake mix
- banana pudding + banana cake mix
- coconut cream + german chocolate cake mix
- pumpkin spice pudding + spice cake mix
Have you tried any of these flavors before? What was your favorite?