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Simple crack cake


Simple yet super good. This cake is super addicting, and a slice will not be enough. I love to make this for all occasions. This crack cake has been my all-time favorite go-to. To jump-start my mornings, I love a slice of this crack cake with a cup of freshly brewed coffee.

My mom used to make this cake when I was little. Being an only child, I was spoiled with all the sweets and treats. That is where my fascination with desserts started. For my go-to cake recipes, I always gravitate to the ones I can easily modify. With this crack cake recipe, I can use either red velvet cake or chocolate or Funfetti and still expects great results. This recipe is proven by many people and myself. It’s a must and a keeper!


  • CAKE:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 box vanilla pudding instant mix
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup white wine (you can use any kind, my go-to pinot grigio)
  • ¾ cup oil
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 c. sugar
  • ¼ c. white wine
  • 1 stick butter


  1. Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees.
  2. Using your hands or a hand mixer, mix the cake ingredients.
  3. Generously grease a bundt pan with butter or Pam Baking Spray.
  4. Into the prepared pan, pour the batter. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about an hour or until a cake tester inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  5. After the cake is out of the oven, start melting 1 stick of butter into 1 cup sugar and 1/4 c. wine until well blended.
  6. Poke holes on the cake, then pour the glaze over. Let it cool.
  7. Onto a plate, flip the cake out. Slice and serve. Enjoy!