Crack Cake

Here’s a recipe for a classic “Crack Cake” that’s easy to make and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth:


For the Cake:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

For the Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat the Oven:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a Bundt pan.

2. Make the Cake:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the yellow cake mix, eggs, Greek yogurt (or sour cream), vegetable oil, brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped nuts (if using). Mix until well combined.
  2. Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan, spreading it evenly.

3. Bake:

  1. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  2. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

4. Make the Glaze:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.

5. Glaze the Cake:

  1. Once the cake has cooled, place it on a serving plate.
  2. Pour the glaze evenly over the top of the cake, allowing it to drizzle down the sides.

6. Optional: Add More Goodness (Optional Step):

  1. For an extra layer of sweetness, you can sprinkle additional chopped nuts or a dusting of cinnamon on top of the glaze.

7. Serve and Enjoy:

Slice and serve your delicious Crack Cake! This dessert is perfect for any occasion, from family gatherings to potlucks.

Keep in mind that the term “Crack Cake” is often used humorously due to its addictiveness, and it usually refers to a cake that’s irresistibly good rather than containing any illicit substances.

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