Cakes & Sweets

Crack Cake Recipe

Crack Cake Recipe

Crack Cake, so named for its irresistibly addictive flavor, is a moist and deliciously spiced cake that’s incredibly easy to make. It’s known for its rich, buttery taste and a perfect balance of sweetness and spice, making it a favorite for any occasion. Here’s how to whip up this delightful treat.


For the Cake:
  • Yellow Cake Mix: 1 box
  • Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix: 1 package (3.4 ounces)
  • Ground Cinnamon: 2 teaspoons
  • Ground Nutmeg: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Eggs: 4
  • Water: 1/2 cup
  • Vegetable Oil: 1/2 cup
  • White Wine: 1/2 cup (see variations for non-alcoholic options)
For the Glaze:
  • Unsalted Butter: 1 stick (1/2 cup)
  • Sugar: 1 cup
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon
  • Water: 1/4 cup


Making the Cake:
  1. Preheat Oven and Prepare Pan:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Grease and flour a Bundt pan.
  1. Mix Cake Ingredients:
  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, water, oil, and white wine. Mix until well combined.
  1. Bake:
  • Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  1. Prepare the Glaze:
  • While the cake is baking, make the glaze. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
  • Stir in the sugar, vanilla extract, and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  1. Finish the Cake:
  • Once the cake is done, remove it from the oven and while still warm, poke holes all over the cake with a skewer or fork.
  • Slowly pour the warm glaze over the cake, allowing it to seep into the holes and over the sides and top.
  1. Cool and Serve:
  • Let the cake cool in the pan for about 30 minutes, then invert onto a serving plate.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

Tips and Variations

  • Non-Alcoholic Version: Replace the white wine with milk, apple juice, or water.
  • Spice Variations: Feel free to adjust the spices to your liking, or add a pinch of cloves or allspice for extra warmth.
  • Serving Suggestions: This cake is delicious on its own but can also be served with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Storage: Store the cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Crack Cake is a delightful dessert that’s sure to become a favorite. Its ease of preparation and irresistible flavor make it perfect for both casual gatherings and special occasions. Enjoy the rich, comforting taste of this wonderful cake!


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