Want to know how to make box cake better?. With some simple homemade hacks and easy to follow instructions, you can make a pound cake from a cake mix you get at the grocery store and make it taste like it belongs in a glass display at your local bakery. Impress friends and family with our tips and tricks today!

Pound Cake From Cake Mix

Want to know how to make box cake better? With some simple homemade hacks and easy to follow instructions, you can make a pound cake from a cake mix you get at the grocery store and make it taste like it belongs in a glass display at your local bakery. Impress friends and family with our tips and tricks today!
3.87 from 59 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12 Servings

Ingredients
 

Cake

  • Vegetable Pan Spray
  • 1 Package Your Favorite Cake Mix
  • 1 Package Instant Pudding and Pie Filling Mix (4-serving size)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Cup Vegetable Oil

Glaze

Instructions
 

Make Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray pan with vegetable pan spray.
  • In a large bowl, or in the bowl of a stand mixer, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water and oil. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Pour into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove from pan and place onto wire rack to cool completely.

Make Glaze

  • In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and milk until sugar is completely dissolved. Divide glaze into 6 separate bowls.

Tint Glaze

  • Using icing colors, tint glaze as follows:
    • 1 bowl pink (use Pink Icing Color)
    • 1 bowl yellow (use Lemon Yellow Icing Color)
    • 1 bowl green (combine Kelly Green and Sky Blue Icing Colors)
    • 1 bowl teal (combine Sky Blue and Kelly Green Icing Colors)
    • 1 bowl periwinkle (combine Violet and Sky Blue Icing Colors)
    • 1 bowl white

Glaze Cake

  • Prepare 6 decorating bags, separately, with pink, yellow, green, teal, periwinkle and white glaze. Cut small tip off each bag.
  • Pipe drops of white glaze over top of cake. Alternate piping colored glaze and white glaze, allowing icing to drip down sides of cake. Continue filling in gaps. Tap cake on surface to help icing drip, if needed.

Notes

Bake times for different pan types: Round cake pan 30-35, sheet Pans 35-40 minutes and loaf pans 35-50 minutes depending on the size on the pan and gauge of the metal.
Garnish: Top with fresh fruit, nuts or sprinkles for a fun topping
Add Ins: Enhance the flavor of your pound cake by adding lemon extract, vanilla extract or chocolate chips.
Flavor Boxed Cake Mixes: If you want to add extra flavor to your cake, pair your favorite flavored box cake mix with a pudding flavor to match. Some of our favorites are chocolate box cake with chocolate pudding and lemon box cake with lemon pudding.
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