If the Caramel Bundt Cake was a little bit tricky, this one is the other extreme. It really couldn’t be easier to bake. This year, my family had to celebrate Father’s Day on a different date than the actual holiday for a variety of reasons. It just so happened that I was traveling for work and wouldn’t make it home until late in the evening on the afternoon before our get together. While I was tired enough that I considered just buying something to bring for dessert–something I very rarely do because I love to bake so much–I felt like I really wanted to make something homemade for my brother’s first Father’s Day as a dad and my Dad’s Father’s Day.

So what to make? It had to be something easy because I knew I couldn’t manage anything too fussy. It had to be something that I could make the night before because I knew I wouldn’t have time in the morning before we had to leave for my brother’s house. It also had to be a crowd pleaser for people with different tastes.  I decided on the vanilla chocolate glaze cake.

Vanilla Choc0late Glaze Bundt Cake

This cake is something that a friend’s mother used to make quite often for their very large family. It was a favorite of theirs for good reason. I always had to stifle the urge to go back for seconds when it was served. My friend’s mother was kind enough to share the recipe with me. When I read it I was stunned. It is a box of cake mix, a box of pudding, and a few other ingredients. Though I am not one to use mixes, this cake is so yummy that I sometimes can’t resist.  It is a bundt, which, as you know, is always a style that I consider when I have to transport a cake. Best of all, it tastes a little bit like a moist, glazed chocolate doughnut. The next time you need something quick for a party or barbeque, consider this one.

Vanilla Chocolate Glaze Cake

This is a super easy bundt cake that is sure to please a crowd.
Course:  Dessert
Prep Time:  10 minutes
Cook Time:  50 minutes
Total Time:  1 hour
Servings:  12


For the cake:

  • Yellow cake mix
  • 1 instant chocolate pudding small
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup water

For the glaze:

  • 1 ¾ cup confectioner’s sugar sifted
  • 6 Tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together cake mix and instant pudding.
  3. In a mixer (or with a hand mixer) blend wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined.
  4. Pour batter into ungreased tube or bundt pan.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
  6. Cool cake on rack in pan. Do not remove cake from pan until ready to glaze.
  7. Whisk together ingredients for the glaze.
  8. While cake is still slightly warm, remove from pan and poke fork holes over the surface.
  9. Pour glaze on top of cake.
  10. Let cool and serve.