Morsel Cake

"If you like moist cake and chocolate and butterscotch chips, this cake is for you. It's one of my mom's most requested cakes. Very simple to make -- the ingredients are found in most people's pantries. This makes a very dense cake and is very rich. Enjoy!"
photo by FoodExplorer photo by FoodExplorer
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Ready In:
1 13x9 cake


  • 1 (3 ounce) box vanilla pudding mix (NOT instant, must be the cook kind)
  • 2 cups cold milk (skim milk is fine)
  • 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 6 ounces nuts (walnuts and pecans are good)
  • 6 ounces chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces butterscotch chips


  • Cook pudding w/2 cups cold milk as directed on box.
  • While hot, dump in yellow cake mix (dry- do not add anything to the cake mix).
  • Beat w/electric mixer just until mixed. Do not over-mix.
  • Pour into an ungreased 13 x 9 cake pan.
  • Batter will be sticky.
  • Sprinkle nuts, chocolate and butterscotch chips on top.
  • Do not stir.
  • Bake@ 350 degrees for 27-30 minutes.

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  1. FoodExplorer
    This is a great idea; very tasty, but I had some technical problems...the cake didn't really rise. My husband said that it was more like eating a bunch of chips, so if you like that rather than more cake, this is for you. I think I will try this again but let the cake cook first for about 15 minutes, and then sprinkle on the chips. I also recommend mixing the chips and nuts all together first so you don't get globs of the same chip in the same spot :) When I try this again, I'll update my results. Thank you for a great idea! The flavors were definitely rich and well matched.


I'm a high school music teacher, turned elementary music teacher, who is also a mom. My evenings are busy -- I teach piano and voice lessons one evening a week, direct the youth choir at our church on another night, and sing with a professional chamber choir here in Pittsburgh on yet another night, so I'm always looking for quick-fix meals. I love to bake too, much to the delight of my daughters, but not my husband, who loves sweets, but is very health-conscious! It would be great to have a week of free time to make all the delicious recipes I find here on 'Zaar. Not sure who I'd find to help me eat them, but I'd do it anyway!
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