Crack Cake

by Sheryl

Have you had the best cake in your life? I assume not yet because what I’m about to share with you today is the best cake ever! Just kidding, it is the best cake for me! I learned how to make this when I was studying abroad. I read a lot of recipe books back then and this was the one recipe that got me. So, years later, I remembered this recipe and gave it a try. Good thing that I did because I never would have eaten such an amazing cake if I hadn’t tried it! Everything you need is included in the ingredients list and set of instructions below. Just follow them carefully to guide you to perfection! Good luck and have fun!

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE:

1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup white sugar
1 box vanilla pudding instant mix
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
4 eggs
¾ cup of water
¾ cup oil
½ cup white wine (really any kind, but I always use my go-to pinot grigio)
any cake with my favorite ingredient, wine, works for me

FOR THE GLAZE :

1 stick butter
1 cup of sugar
¼ cup white wine

How to make Crack Cake

Step 1: Ready the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Refer to the package of Duncan Hines yellow cake mix on how to mix the cake.

Step 3: In the same bowl with the cake mix, add brown sugar, white sugar, pudding instant mix, cinnamon, eggs, water, oil, and white wine. Whisk until all the ingredients are well-blended.

Step 4: Transfer the batter into a baking pan.

Step 5: Place the pan inside the oven and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean after pinching the center of the cake.

To make the Glaze:

Step 6:  While the cake is baking, place a skillet on the stove and turn the heat to low. Once hot, add the butter and let it melt then and 1/4 cup of wine.

Step 7: Pour the butter and wine mixture over the cake. Pinch little holes on the cake using a toothpick to let the cake absorb all the liquid mixture.

Step 8: Move the pan into a wire and let it sit to cool.

Step 9: Use a spatula and run it in circles around the cake to loosen the sides.

Step 10: Prepare a serving plate and flip out the pan onto the serving plate.

Step 11: Serve and Enjoy!

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