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How to Make Box Cake Better (Taste Homemade)

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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!
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Decorating time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 9 Slices
Calories 344
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


  • In a deep bowl, mix together butter and eggs. 
  • Add the cake mix powder, pudding, milk, vanilla extract and mix until just combined. Don't over-mix!
  • 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.
  • 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!


  • Read all my notes and tips above. 
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 525mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 2.5mg