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Butterscotch Snack Cake

Handy pantry ingredients , including cake and pudding mixes, are the key to this moist, golden cake from Joanie Ward of Brownsburg, Indiana. It has a chewy, nutty topping and big butterscotch flavor.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    12-16 servings


  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) cook-and-serve butterscotch pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (11 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


  • In a large saucepan, combine pudding mix and milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in dry cake mix.
  • Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with butterscotch chips and nuts. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 307 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 264mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • marruss1739
    Feb 23, 2014

    This has become my go to cake for all occasion. My family loves it. I have started to make changes in the recipe for my own benefit. to decrease the sugar amount (for health reason) I use a boxed sugar free cake mix. I also make my own butterscotch pudding (creamy butterscotch pudding from taste of home). the microwave oven makes it a snap. thanks for a great cake.

  • SouthernMaster
    Feb 12, 2014

    It was good. It reminded me of a butterscotch blondie recipe I use, but since it had milk instead of Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk it was not nearly as rich. If I make it again I may fold in the butterscotch chips (I omitted the nuts) & try an 8X8 or 9X9 pan.

  • dilounge
    Sep 27, 2012

    So simply said, this simply excellent. It's easy to prepare. First time, I prepare cake mix and combine pudding...Definitely will make these again.

  • ChariseMichelle
    Apr 5, 2012

    This recipe has been a crowd-pleaser to whatever event I take it to. It is extremely easy to make and it is so tasty! :)

  • forestandfarm
    Feb 9, 2012

    Not the best looking cake I have ever made but might be the tastiest.

  • princessjessicasue
    Sep 20, 2009

    When I first made this cake I was a little skeptical because it had so few ingredients and since there's no frosting it didn't look very pretty. Boy, was I wrong! This is a wonderful cake and once I start eating it, I always want more. It is my husband's most requested dessert!