White Wine Cake Recipe AKA Southern Crack Cake


White Wine Cake Ingredients

  • 1 box 15 oz yellow cake mix
  • 1 box 3.4 oz vanilla pudding (no bake Jello)
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup olive oil (or avocado oil)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 eggs

White Wine Sugar Syrup Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup white wine


  • To start, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter and flour the bundt pan and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, vanilla pudding, ¼ cup white sugar, ¼ cup brown sugar, cinnamon, water, olive oil and ½ cup of white wine.
  • Blend on medium low speed for 30 seconds to incorporate all of the ingredients, stopping to scrape the bowl as necessary. Then beat on medium high for 2 minutes.
  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared bundt pan, tapping the pan on the counter to release any air bubbles.
  • Bake in the preheated over for 50 – 60 minutes. Test for doneness using a long skewer. When the skewer comes out clean, remove the cake from the oven.

How To Make White Wine Sugar Syrup Directions

  • While the cake is cooking, prepare the wine sugar syrup. Melt ½ cup of unsalted butter over medium heat.
  • Stir in 1 cup of sugar and ¼ cup of white wine.
  • Cook gently, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Let cool slightly.

Finishing The Cake With White Wine Syrup

  • Pour the warm wine syrup over the cake while it is still hot, which will help it more easily absorb the delicious syrup.
  • Let the cake cool for about 30 minutes, then top with a serving platter and flip the bundt pan over.Tap on the pan to help release the cake, and gently remove the pan.
  • Top the cake by sprinkling on powdered sugar, and serve with fresh berries, whipped cream or your favorite ice cream.
  • Making Crack Cake Recipe Without Wine

    Most of the wine in this recipe is cooked off during the baking or as the syrup is prepared, leaving a delicate, floral taste. For a totally non alcoholic version of this cake, orange juice or white grape juice can be used instead of the wine.