This was awesome!!! I could NOT understand how it would even turn out by pouring pudding on top, but it did! The cake rose up AROUND the pudding, so the pudding turned out to be sort of on the bottom, and some of it inside the cake a little. Looks JUST like the picture. I had it at room temperature. I haven't tried it cold yet. I do not think it was bland, but you have to like yellow cake mix to begin with. Perfectly moist. I am anxious to try different flavor variations. Also, thought about splitting it into to square pans, like 8x8 & sharing one since there is only 2 of us!