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Crack Cake


I know adding wine to a cake recipe sounds a little odd, but it gives it a terrific flavor! You'll make this crack cake over and over again--it's that wonderful!

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  • CAKE:
  • 1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 box vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup white wine


Servings 12
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 75mins


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix the all of the cake ingredients by hand or hand mixer. Grease a bundt pan. Pour the cake batter into the bundt pan. Bake for one hour.

When cake is done baking, melt 1 stick butter, 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup wine in a small saucepan on the stove top. Don't bring to a boil, just make sure the butter is melted and the sugar dissolved.

Pour over hot cake. Cool.

Flip out of pan onto plate and serve.

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