Brunch Bundt Cake Recipe

In the eloquent words of William Wallace, “FREEEEEEEDOOOMMMMM!” I officially completed all of the fieldwork for my social work degree today. I enjoyed my internship, but I am ecstatic about having a few weeks off.

Since it was my last day, I made a brunch bundt cake as a small thank-you to the people who made my internship a great experience. It’s certainly not a healthy recipe, but it’s great for sharing. This cake is perfect for breakfast and brunch because it’s sweet, but the sherry keeps it from being too sweet. The flavor is reminiscent of coffee cake.

*RANDOM SIDE NOTE: In my family we call it Aunt Dolly’s Brunch Bundt Cake, but I have a confession. I couldn’t pick out Aunt Dolly in a crowd. In fact, I have no clue how she is related. All I know is that she makes a great bundt cake. Thanks Aunt Dolly, whomever you are!

Without further ado, (Aunt Dolly’s) Brunch Bundt Cake:



  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3 3/4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter flavoring
  • 3/4 cup cream sherry
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (any kind)


  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring
  • 2 tablespoons milk (any kind)


1. Beat first six ingredients together for 6 minutes. The batter will thicken and take on a stickier consistency.


2. Mix sugar, cinnamon, and nuts together.

3. Put 1/4 of batter in a greased bundt pan. Sprinkle with half of the sugar mixture.


4. Add more batter (but less than half of the batter remaining).  Sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture.

5. Add all remaining batter.

6. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.


7. Mix glaze ingredients together and pour on warm cake that has just been removed from the pan.


I think my brand new bundt pan and the cooking spray I used resulted in an unusually crispy cake. It is not normally this dark. Thankfully, the cake was still moist and delicious!


8. Serve warm and enjoy!



  1. S Brown says:

    Aunt Dolly was Ottie Belle’s sister. Ottie Belle was your Mom’s gmother. So Dolly is your Great-great aunt Love, Dad

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