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How to make Crack Cake

  • Author: Rosalynn Daniels
  • Total Time: 1hour 15minutes



1 box Yellow Cake Mix

1 box (3.4oz) Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix

3/4c Water

3/4c Vegetable Oil

1/4c Brown Sugar

1/4c Sugar

4 Eggs

2tsp Cinnamon

1/2c Any White Wine not Cooking Wine (I prefer Pinot Grigio) If you don’t want it as super moist, use 1/4 cup of wine. However, you risk the cake getting stuck to the pan. (You’ve been warned)


1 stick of Butter

1/2c White Wine or 1/4c for a crunchier top. (I prefer the half cup option because my cake usually comes out perfectly.) With the crunchier option it’s usually 50/50.

1c Sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all of the cake ingredients with a mixer of choice. Batter should be velvety.

Pour batter into a greased bundt pan.

Bake for 1 hour.

Immediately start making the icing.

Melt icing ingredients and pour over cake.

Let Cake sit for about 20 minutes and then flip over.


***I make it with a 1/2 cup if I am presenting the cake to guest, and don’t want to take chances. I use a 1/4 cup when only my family is going to consume it.***

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Desserts

Keywords: crack cake, bundt cake, crack dessert, wine cake