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Easy Pound Cake

Easy Pound Cake

by sunshine on August 8, 2009

One of my readers, Kelli, sent me a message the other day asking if I take recipe suggestions because she had one she wanted to share…..of course I take suggestions, I said!!!  I get bakers block sometimes and need my friends (you guys!) to give me ideas!  She sent me this recipe last night….and I made it today it looked so good!

You can make this pound cake in MANY variations, I chose lemon today.  Partly because it is one of my favorite cakes.  It’s just so light and fluffy.  This cake turned out beautifully and tastes amazing!  This is my new go-to dessert recipe for taking to pot lucks and such.  It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!  Thanks for the recipe, Kelli!!

Easy Pound Cake


Printable Version: Easy Pound Cake


  • 1 box cake mix – any flavor/any brand
  • 1 package (3.4 oz) instant pudding and pie filling mix – any flavor/any brand
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 can frosting – any flavor/any brand


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt or tube pan (sometimes I dust with powdered sugar instead of flour).

Combine cake and pudding mix with eggs, water, vanilla, and oil.  Beat on medium for 2 minutes.  Pour in prepared pan and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until done.  Cool completely and invert on serving dish.

To frost, heat frosting in microwave for 10-15 seconds.  Stir and drizzle over cake.  The instructions say to use 1/2 cup; I say use the whole thing!

Other great variations of this recipe…

Dreamsicle – Orange Supreme cake mix with vanilla pudding and white whipped frosting

5 flavor – White cake mix with vanilla pudding and a tsp. each of vanilla, almond, butter, rum, and coconut flavorings with cream cheese frosting.

Strawberry – Strawberry cake mix with vanilla pudding and strawberry frosting

Lemon – Lemon cake mix with lemon pudding and cream cheese frosting

Chocolate – Devil’s Food cake mix with chocolate pudding and chocolate frosting (I just discovered that they now make caramel frosting so I think I may try that!)

Mounds – Coconut cake mix with coconut pudding mix and milk chocolate frosting

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

jackie Cooper November 15, 2010 at 6:05 am

Thank you, thank you, thank you for these sososo easy recipies which start with such basic ingredients! Last evening I tried the dreamsicle cake for a neighborhood gathering and it was a huge hit. Next, week the're a tea planned for our mother's group and I plan on trying the lemon cake.

Thanks again, Jackie Cooper


Colleen October 16, 2012 at 9:11 pm

I can't wait to try the dreamsicle cake. I've been looking for the pound cake from cake mix recepie for years! Pillsbury used to print it on their box for the cake mixes. Thank you so… much!


Debbie May 11, 2013 at 7:01 pm

When my twin boys were little, I always looked for easy & quick recipes. Found this in a Heloise column and little did I realize these cookies would be the hit of every event I took them to! (Even today when they're teenagers!) Take a white boxed cake mix, add 1/2 c. oil & 2 eggs. That's it! Roll batter into balls and roll them in cinnamon sugar; bake at 350 for 8+ minutes. Most delicious & light snickerdoodles ever. Everyone's favorite. Try it!


mandy July 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm

For the lemon do you use lemon flavoring or use vanilla


MakeLifeDelicious September 16, 2013 at 3:21 pm



mandy August 28, 2013 at 8:48 pm

I just made this cake and I added 1/2 block of cream cheese….we'll see how that turns out:0


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