Recipe By MLDMO
Published Dec 2nd
Prep 30m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 60m
Servings 1 - 9x13 inch cake Calories 570.5

This is a great cake for parties, gatherings, etc. I always get numerous requests for the recipe. Easy to make!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup coffee flavored liqueur
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans
  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour one 9x13 inch pan.
  2. 2 Combine cake mix, eggs, coffee liqueur and oil in large bowl and mix on medium speed for approximately 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. 3 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for approximately 25 minutes (may vary). Done when cake springs back to the touch or toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Set aside on cooling rack.
  4. 4 To make pralines: combine butter and brown sugar in small saucepan. Heat on medium to medium high, stirring constantly. Bring to boil for 2 minutes, again stirring constantly. Pour in pecans and remove from heat. Stir, then immediately pour pralines over cake. Cool cake in refrigerator.
  5. 5 To make frosting: combine pudding mix, milk, cream cheese, and nondairy whipped topping, and beat with electric mixer until well mixed. Spread on cake. Ready to serve!

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 570.5
  • Carbohydrate 51.4 g
  • Cholesterol 73.6 mg
  • Fat 36.4 g
  • Fiber 1.1 g
  • Protein 5.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 15.7 g
  • Sodium 406.3 mg
  • Sugar 42.4 g


  1. I can't remember a cake I've made that was such a hit! Everyone asks for the recipe when I make it. No one can guess what's in it. I wouldn't serve it to non-drinkers though. Be sure and cool the cake completely before frosting it. One time I made this I followed the instructions on - Read more ...
  2. The only part of this recipe I used was the cake itself.I think 1 cup of coffee liquor was way to much and it tasted strange and kind of nasty. But maybe if I had also used the toppings and frosting it wouldn't have been bad. I used my own frosting. It just tasted strange - Read more ...
  3. Yummm!!! Even my non-cake-eating husband raved! I used coffee instead of coffee liquor and real whipped cream instead of cool whip. The frosting was out of this world...cleaned the bowl with a slice of bread...:-)
  4. What a super cake! I used a butter pecan cake mix and substituted a cup of strong coffee for the coffe liquor (since the last cake I made that called for a cup of it tasted of nothing but booze) and the cake turned out great. The praline layer was positively delicious and the frosting? - Read more ...
  5. This is a fabulous cake to make when entertaining. Everyone thought it was delicious and wants the recipe. Definitly not for children. mmm...
  6. I've made this recipe 4 times now and everyone flips over it. One thing you may want to consider: rather than spreading the frosting on the cake I split it evenly with sewing thread forming a top and bottom layer and spread the frosting in between pouring the pralines directly onto the cake (otherwise the - Read more ...
  7. This is WONDERFUL!! I used caramel liquer instead of coffee.....awesome! I used this for gift giving to our employees! I just used two 8x8 cake pans & split the pecan mix and then the topping in half. This worked out very well! Thanks for helping my gift giving!!!
  8. I made this cake with chocolate cake mix and Irish cream. The cake was delicious. The pecan topping however tasted grainy. I substituted 1 1/2 cups white sugar melted and caramelized added the pecans and a pinch of baking soda then poured the hot mixture over the cake. The topping was to die for and - Read more ...
  9. This is a fabulous cake - outstanding! Very impressive and gourmet tasting! I made it for a gathering and everyone profusely praised it and wanted the recipe. Absolutely the best and easy too! Not inexpensive though since Kahlua and 1 1/2 cups pecans aren't cheap but I must say this cake is worth every penny! - Read more ...
  10. I made this for Bosses' Day and took it in. It was a huge hit by everyone who tasted it. Several people have already asked me for the recipe. I changed it a bit by using an 8 oz. container of Creamy Cool Whip and added a tablespoon or two of Kaluah to the icing - Read more ...