5 from 6 votes

How to Make Box Cake Better (Taste Homemade)

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Use these tips and tricks to learn how to make box cake better and how to make box cake taste homemade These simple ingredients yield the best moist cake!

Servings: 9 Slices
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 344 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 1 box Chocolate cake mix or Vanilla/Yellow cake mix Pillsbury brand, Get the box without pudding
  • 1 cup Whole milk
  • 4 Eggs Large
  • ½ cup Butter Unsalted, Melted
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Container Snack Pack Pudding 3.25 oz


  1. In a deep bowl, mix together butter and eggs. 

  2. Add the cake mix powder, pudding, milk, vanilla extract and mix until just combined. Don't over-mix!

  3. Pour this batter into 2 greased/floured 8x2 round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean.

  4. This step is optional but it makes the cake SUPER MOIST! I highly recommend it. Let this cake cool down and come to room temperature. Remove the cake from your pan. Then, wrap it up in saran wrap multiple times and place it in the freezer overnight. This seals in all the moisture. The next day, let your cake come to room temperature and then cover it in chocolate frosting! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Box Cake Better (Taste Homemade)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 525mg 22%
Potassium 221mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 20g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 9.3%
Calcium 11.7%
Iron 13.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.