Hornets Nest Cake

Hornets Nest Cake

18 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Valerie Lynne
Recipe by  Valerie Lynne

“This is a bar cake similar to a brownie. The butterscotch chips and walnuts sink into the cake giving it the appearance of a hornets nest.”

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Original recipe yields 1 - 9x13 inch pan



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Prepare pudding as directed on box. Allow to cool slightly. Mix in yellow cake mix. Stir well. Pour batter into 9x13 cake pan. Sprinkle top with butterscotch chips and chopped walnuts.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Cut into squares and serve.

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This cake tastes wonderful and is really easy. The instructions are written a little confusing, I think. You need to mix the cake mix batter as written on the instruction box and then add the pudding. It sounded to me like you add the yellow cake mix powder to the pudding. I figured it out when the mass looked strange :-) Good cake!



I've made this cake many times. I got the recipe from The Cake Mix Doctor, but my recipe does not use non-instant pudding. Mine actually uses the instant pudding and it is always a moist delicious dessert. This is more of a brownie than a cake. I noticed one user made the cake according to the box and that is not correct. For this recipe you must mix the dry cake mix with the pudding. Strange, but it will come out yummy.



Great cake, looks and tastes good. Easy to make for last minute guests.

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 222 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs
  • 32 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 195 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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