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Duncan Hines Cake Mix Recipe with Pudding

This Duncan Hines cake mix recipe with pudding is a simple delicious cake you can make when you don’t have time for complex baking recipes.

There are days you need a simple cake that will take a short time to bake; in such instances, a box cake mix always comes in handy as it’s simple to follow the instructions at the back of the box and have a delicious cake within a jiffy.

When you need to deliver a cake at a neighbor’s party or make your children happy, try these moist cakes with rich flavor. The simple procedures can be easily followed by your children too! If you have aspiring executive chefs in your home as I do, let them use this opportunity to shine.


As my children grow, this delicious and simple cake remains a family favorite; we keep perfecting and getting better at the recipe. Every time we bake a yellow pound cake, we use a different type of frosting.

We look forward to the next time we make another delicious cake; we are creating unforgettable memories with this easy cake recipe.

As soon as mixing is done, we have willing team ready to clean the bowl and spatula in style …licking.

Why this recipe works

There are different kinds of flavors of cake mixes that can be baked from the Duncan Hines cake mix range. Depending on the extra ingredients you have, you can select what suits your situation.


These delicious cake mixes contain pudding, a component that increases moisture, enhances the flavor, and prolongs the cake’s shelf life.

When you use the chocolate cake mix, you will add the chocolate instant pudding mix. Duncan Hines chocolate pudding cake mixes make the best decadent chocolate cakes you can ever indulge in! I also love the different flavors of cake mix available such as the delicious Duncan Hines vanilla cake mix or the Duncan Hines white cake mix; make sure to add the instant vanilla pudding mix, enhancing the cake’s moisture level.

Add lemon pudding mix to your tasty Duncan Hines lemon cake for more lemon flavor, texture, and moisture.


One of my favorite dessert recipes is the pineapple upside down made by the Duncan Hines cake mixes. With pineapple slices, maraschino cherries, melted butter, and brown sugar, you can make a beautiful irresistible sweet dessert.

Next time you have a party, select the Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake mix; this no-fail recipe goes well with the cream cheese and white chocolate frosting and is an elegant party cake.

Any time you’re in a grocery store, you could check out for the bright red boxes containing cake mixes. Betty Crocker has a broader range of cake mixes, but Duncan Hines makes more dense cakes.

All these box cake mixes are delightful as they enable us to bake the bakery cakes we usually covet and admire at home. Thanks to the Oklahoma State university extension.



Duncan Hines golden yellow pound cake mix

This main ingredient gives the cake a beautiful yellow hue and tasty flavor. The raising agents and flavors are already mixed in the flour, making work so easy.

Vegetable oil or Crisco oil

Oil is essential, adding moisture to the cake.


Egg yolks are great for conditioning the cake mixture; the egg whites give the cake an airy and light texture.


This component contains fats that increase moisture and nutritiously enrich the cake.

Instant Pudding mix

This secret ingredient enhances the overall flavor of the cake, increasing the moisture as well.



We substituted the water with milk in this recipe and used four eggs instead of three. Sour cream is an excellent substitution for milk as it adds more moisture to the cake.

To make the cake vegan friendly, replace the dairy milk with coconut milk. This is the best cake to make if you have traveled out on a camping holiday in the woods. Some ingredients are hard to come by when you’re on the road.

We tried this cake mix recipe once, and it proved to be an easy dessert recipe to make when you are not home ground.

The Equipment

Mixing bowls

Rubber Spatula

Electric hand mixer


Any baking tins: round cake tin, bundt tins, tube pans


Can I freeze my Duncan Hines Yellow Pound Cake?

Yes, this cake beautifully freezes. You can slice it into your desired pieces, wrap them with parchment paper, and then place them in a zip lock bag. They can keep in the freezer for up to 6 months.

What is the best way of storing my Duncan Hines Yellow Pound Cake?

This Duncan Hines Lemon Cake stores well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about five days. It might stay fresh at room temperature for a day or two. Lemon is a natural flavor and acts as a preservative as well.

Can I make this into a sheet pan cake?

Yes, you can. You could double the recipe to bake a quarter sheet pan cake in a high sheet pan. The quarter sheet pan cake is 13 inches by 9 inches and 2 inches deep. It is the best option for small parties or potlucks.

Expert Tips


Every baker at beginner level dreads this moment… After all the effort, then BOOM! the cake refuses to detach from the pan, or a section sticks on the pan… it is not fun; no.. you can avoid this by applying the following tips outlined below.

In case you are using a bundt cake or a tube pan, it’s crucial to take time and grease every crevice of the pan. Proper greasing will prevent the cake from sticking in the pan.

In addition, ensure you remember to time the cake while it is cooling in the pan; ten minutes will suffice. The Duncan Hines lemon cake is high in moisture and might begin to sweat and stick to the pan.

Try Chocolate buttercream frosting!

Chocolate Buttercream partners exceptionally with the Duncan Hines yellow pound cake in terms of color contrast, texture, and unique flavors. This frosting is excellent for a layered yellow pound cake.

You can use a single pan that is round in shape. Once the cake is ready and cooled, completely separate using a serrated knife to make the layers. Apply a dollop of chocolate buttercream for the first time, place the second layer, and frost on the outside of the cake for the second time.


The Lemon Curd Drizzle

We used our lemon curd to drizzle the top of our cake. It’s always great to prepare this recipe two days before using it. This perfectly glazes cakes that have been baked in tins such as the tube pan, bundt pan or rectangular loaf.


  • 5g lemon zest
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 50g of butter

How to make it

Beat the egg yolks, and set aside the egg whites with sugar in a small bowl. Heat the mixture over a water bath as you continuously stir with a spatula for 10 minutes.

Use a wooden spoon to test the consistency: deep in the mixture and draw a line on the spoon with your finger .. the line you have drawn should remain. Remove from the water bath and strain the mixture into another mixing bowl.

Add butter and the lemon rind and mix. Pour into a mason jar and seal, then store it in the refrigerator to thicken. Use after a day or two for best results. Drizzle the lemon curd on top of the cake using a teaspoon and enjoy the exquisite combination of flavors.


Duncan Hines Cake Mix Recipe with Pudding

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Servings 16


  • 1 Mixing bowls
  • 1 Rubber Spatula
  • 1 Electric hand mixer
  • 1 Oven
  • Any baking tins: round cake tin,bundt tins, tube pans


  • 432 grams Duncan Hines Golden Yellow Pound Cake mix
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 4 Eggs
  • ¼ cup confectioners sugar
  • 95 grams Instant pudding mix
  • 2 Tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon extract (optional)
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure vanilla extract (optional)


  • Grease a cake pan with cooking spray or a layer of shortening and then dust with flour. Preheat your oven to 150 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees F.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients: cake mix, confectioners sugar, and instant pudding mix in a large bowl using an electric mixer.
  • Add one egg at a time and keep beating at high speed. Lower the speed to medium speed and add buttermilk and a cup of vegetable oil.
  • Continue mixing until a soft, smooth batter is formed. Using a rubber spatula, pour batter into the prepared pan.
  • Level out the top of the cake batter and put it in the preheated oven, preferably on the middle rack.
  • The average bake time for this cake is 30 minutes; check if it's ready by inserting a wooden skewer. Cover with aluminum foil in case the cake is browning and it isn't ready on the inside.
    When the skewer is clean, get the cake out of the oven and let it cool in the pan for about fifteen minutes. Remove from the pan to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Once the cake has been completely cooled and even kept in the fridge to set for some time, you can frost it as desired.
    In this recipe, we shall talk about two frosting recipes that you can use on the Duncan Hines Yellow pound cake.
Keyword Duncan Hine pudding cake

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