I changed this recipe a little. Instead of vanilla pudding, I used butterscotch pudding and I also added chopped nuts. The flavor was wonderful. I took it to a picnic and everyone wanted the recipe.
I also made it with a spice cake mix, vanilla pudding and the nuts. That was good, too. I felt that the cake was quite moist, and it was a little difficult to cut. I also used a variation of apples. I may try to make it with spice cake and pears.