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crack cake in a bundt pan.
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Crack Cake

This crack cake is a yellow cake baked to perfection then topped off with a butter glaze. A super gooey and delicious cake that will impress everyone!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 538kcal


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 3.4 ounce vanilla pudding instant mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine

Butter Glaze

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup white wine


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and grease a 10-inch bundt pan. 
  • In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, eggs, cinnamon, 1/4 cup white sugar, brown sugar, pudding powder, oil, water, and 1/2 cup white wine. Mix until well combined but don't overmix. 
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a butter knife inserted in the cake comes out clean. 
  • The second the cake comes out of the oven, prepare the glaze. Add the butter, 1 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup white wine to a saucepan and cook over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes or until the sugar dissolves. 
  • Using a fork, poke holes all over the cake and then pour the butter mixture all over the top.
  • Loosen the sides and center of the cake with a knife and then turn the cake onto a large serving plate. Enjoy warm! 


  • Pour the butter glaze over the cake while the cake is still nice and hot.
  • Don't overbake the cake.
  • Serve with fresh fruit and whipped cream!
  • Place any leftovers in an air-tight container and store them at room temperature.


Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 509mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 2mg