Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a wonderful coffee cake. It is simple and easy to make. Your family will be asking for it again and again just like mine does! This is my great grandma's recipe, I loved it as a child and love it even more as an adult. It is so good that you could even make it for dessert!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease a 9 x 13 pan and preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl mix cake mix, eggs, instant butterscotch pudding, instant vanilla pudding, vegetable oil and water.
  3. In a separate bowl mix chopped pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon and sugar.
  4. Pour half of the cake batter into the pan then sprinkle half of nut mixture on top of that.
  5. Then pour the next half of cake batter into pan.
  6. Then sprinkle the rest of the nut mixture on top.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 40-60 minutes depending on your oven.
Most Helpful

This recipe was a treat to work with. I made the coffee cake for a meeting at work and it was a huge success! Everyone loved it - said it was super-moist and several people requested the recipe! I did make a couple of changes only due to not including nuts due to possible allergies. The recipe calls for 2 cups of chopped pecans - I substituted 1 cup of instant oatmeal and 1 cup of Hershey's cinnamon chips - to go along with the cinnamon theme of the cake. It was great and the recipe is awesome! I want to try one w/ the nuts for home now!! :) Thanks, Kristi!

Chef Hunter 1368 June 17, 2008

This was absolutely fabulous. I couldn't find instant butterscotch so instead I used vanilla and bananna and used 2 tablespoons of sugar instead of 1/4 cup. I also swirled the sugar mixture throught out the cake. My husband and neighbors loved it. I would definitely make it again. In fact my neighbors want one.

jackieolmsted April 13, 2008

Very good. I didn't have the vanilla pudding on hand so I used banana and the butterscoth. It was great. Everyone loved it. Thanks.

Alaska Cook November 16, 2003