PREPARE cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes. Immediately poke 4 or 5 deep holes in each cupcake at 1/2-inch intervals, using round handle of wooden spoon.
MIX dry pudding mixes and sugar in medium saucepan; stir in milk, butter and extract. Bring to full boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Spoon over cupcakes; sprinkle with nuts.
REFRIGERATE 2 hours.