If asked, most people would pick a rich, moist cake over a dry cake any day of the week. There are a few tricks to making a cake moist, one of which is to add dry pudding to the cake mix. By adding this ingredient to your mix, you can turn out delicious cakes every time. So, the next time you want to bake a cake, don’t forget to add pudding to the cake mix and taste the difference for yourself.

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Preheat the oven at 350 degrees and place the rack in the middle of the oven. Put a piece of parchment paper in the baking pan and spray the sides of the pan and the parchment paper with cooking spray. You can also use vegetable oil to grease the pan.

Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Put the egg whites in a bowl. Use the electric mixer and beat the egg whites until they are slightly thickened. You can keep the yolks for later use or throw them away. Use two whole eggs if you want a yellow cake.

Combine the flour, dry pudding mix, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Stir to mix together. Use whatever flavor of pudding you want.

Add the milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and sugar in a large bowl. Cream together with the electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add the eggs to the creamed sugar and mix until the eggs are completely blended into the mixture.

Slowly add the bowl of dry ingredients to the creamed sugar mixture. Beat on low speed until all of the dry ingredients have been combined with the creamed sugar. Beat at high speed for 1 minute making sure there are no lumps.

Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking pan. Set in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. You can also use two 9-by-9 inch round cake pans and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Check to see if the cake is done. Stick a toothpick in the center, and, if it comes out dry, the cake is done. If batter is clinging to the toothpick, let bake for 5 to 10 more minutes. Take the cake out of the oven and let cool before frosting.