basic bundt cake with vanilla glaze

Basic Bundt Cake

A tasty and easy-to-make bundt cake using cake mix and a few extra special ingredients.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Cooling / Chilling Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 18 oz yellow cake mix recipe, adding instant pudding to cake mix, doctored up yellow cake mix recipes, easy cake recipes using yellow cake mix
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 170kcal
Author: B n T



  • yellow cake mix
  • 1 tsp Madagascar vanilla bean extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 vanilla instant pudding mix
  • ¾ cup melted butter
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon


  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (light or dark)
  • ½ tsp Madagascar vanilla bean extract
  • ½ tsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In your large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, butter, vanilla, water, and eggs. Mix well.
  • In another bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon.
  • Grease and flour a bundt pan. Pour batter in three layers adding the sugar mixture between layers.
  • Bake for 50 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool at least 10 minutes and turn out onto plate and top with glaze while cake is still warm.


Spruce up your cake by adding fruit and/or nuts to the batter of your cake...or as a topping! Get creative!


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 332IU | Vitamin C: 0.001mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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