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Cake Mix Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake

Our cake mix snickerdoodle bundt cake is easy to make and delicious! With a cinnamon sugar layer this pudding cake is super moist and tender using any flavor of mix you love. Served for breakfast or dessert it’s a family favorite pretty dish.

cinnamon sugar bundt cake

We are back with more cake mix hacks to make that box way better! Adding a box of instant pudding, extra egg and layering different flavors makes it taste bakery style but way cheaper! Serve with frosting or as is with coffee in the morning at Christmas time. (affiliate links present)

Cake Mix Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake

This is a bit like our Coffee Cake with Yellow Cake Mix, except way prettier. With a sweet cinnamon layer on the bottom (which becomes the top) and the middle you get surprises with each slice. Now this isn’t typically what you would think of when you hear this flavor or word I know…..

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A Snickerdoodle is generally a classic type of cookie known for its soft and chewy texture, slightly tangy flavor, and coating of cinnamon and sugar. They are often recognized by their cracked surface and round shape, served during the holidays. We tweaked the “regular” to make it into something new here.

Cake Mix Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake

Snickerdoodle Cake

The origin of the name “Snickerdoodle” is somewhat unclear and has several theories. Some believe it may be of Dutch or a German cookie, while others think it could be a whimsical and fanciful name created for baked goods. Regardless they have become a cherished flavor profile enjoyed by many, particularly in the United States especially during the holiday season.

Often baked year round now, this makes a delightful addition to dessert platters, gifting, or simply as a sweet treat for any occasion.

  • 1 box cake mix white used, spice is great for stronger flavors too
  • 1 box instant pudding vanilla, 1 oz. was used (sugar free fat free variety)
  • 1 c water
  • Vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • Used our same Healthy Coffee Cake filling mixed in a small bowl with;
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon

I have a few different pans like this. Some are plain as you see here with just a simple design while others are for specific holidays. One has little gingerbread men inset so when you pull it out there is a pretty design on the top which is nice.

Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake with Cake Mix
Snickerdoodle Nothing Bundt Cake

Snickerdoodle Nothing Bundt Cake

What I do is sometimes is make a batch of Cream Cheese Frosting Without Butter, or use a ready made tub and melt that. Drizzle on top when done. Another option is to whisk powdered sugar with a bit of milk and splash of vanilla extract until it is the thickness you like. Pour a bit over each piece once it has cooled completely.

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk together the cake mix and instant pudding mix. Add water, oil, and eggs one at a time. 
  • Mix with an electric mixer on medium speed until you have a smooth batter.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon. Spray the inside of your bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. 
  • Sprinkle part of the cinnamon sugar mixture on the bottom of your pan.  Trying to coat as much of the sides as possible. 
  • Pour half of your cake batter into the pan.  Layer with more of the cinnamon sugar mixture (reserving some extra for topping after baking). Pour remaining batter in the pan. 
  • Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes baking time or until toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean with moist crumbs attached.
  • Carefully remove the bundt pan from your oven and allow cake to cool on a cooling rack before placing a plate on top and carefully flipping it over so it slides out.
  • Once you remove the light and fluffy cake from the pan, top with remaining cinnamon sugar mixture and/or drizzled with frosting.

If you wanted to make another similar treat to serve for brunch you should go with our Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate Cookies.

Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake

Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake with Cake Mix

I have a bunch of different ideas on how to change up the flavors below. One I have done before that was pretty yummy and was a hit was to use our coffee frosting since it was being served in the morning.

  1. Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
    • Cream together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and a generous amount of ground cinnamon. This frosting adds a creamy, tangy, and warmly spiced element to your snickerdoodle cookies.
  2. Brown Butter Frosting
    • Brown some butter until it has a nutty aroma, then let it cool. Mix the browned butter with powdered sugar and a splash of vanilla extract. This frosting adds a rich, toasty flavor to the cookies.
  3. Maple Glaze
    • Combine powdered sugar, pure maple syrup, and a pinch of salt to create a smooth and luscious maple glaze. Drizzle it over the snickerdoodle cookies for a delightful autumn-inspired treat.
  4. Salted Caramel Frosting
    • Create a silky salted caramel frosting by whipping together caramel sauce, softened butter, powdered sugar, and a pinch of sea salt. The combination of sweet and salty pairs beautifully with snickerdoodles.

Cake Mix Mini Bundt Cake

We have a lot of regular size and mini bundt cake recipes on our site because you can make something beautiful with the same batter as if you were to just bake in a rectangle. Boring! Remember that if you are going to frost do so once at room temperature or it won’t stick and become a huge mess.

To save leftovers you want to wrap in plastic wrap and then slide it into a freezer bag. Keep on the countertop to stay moist. When ready to enjoy again just slice and can reheat with a drizzle of melted butter on top to add some moisture. 45 seconds in the microwave usually does it.

Snickerdoodle Cake

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Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake

Cake mix snickerdoodle bundt cake is like a copycat Nothing Bundt Cake cinnamon and sugar dessert for Christmas or year round.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bundt cake, cake mix, pudding, snickerdoodle
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 42 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 269kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk together the cake mix and instant pudding mix. Add water, oil, and eggs.  Mix until you have a smooth batter.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon. Spray the inside of your bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Sprinkle part of the cinnamon sugar mixture on the bottom of your pan.  Trying to coat as much of the sides as possible. 
  • Pour half of your cake batter into the pan.  Layer with more of the cinnamon sugar mixture (reserving some extra for topping after baking). Pour remaining batter in the pan. 
  • Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out mostly clean with moist crumbs attached. Carefully remove the bundt pan from your oven and let cool on a cooling rack before flipping the cake out of the pan and on to a plate. 
  • Once you remove the cake from the pan, top with remaining cinnamon sugar mixture and/or drizzled with frosting.

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Nutrition Facts
Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 389mg17%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 83IU2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 121mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Martha

Friday 20th of October 2023

The recipe calls for a 1 Oz box of instant vanilla pudding, all I could find was a 3.4 Oz box.Please clarify, the cake sounds yummy. Thank you.

Martha

Sunday 22nd of October 2023

@The Typical Mom, Oops, my bad, I didn't notice"sugar free" on the recipe! Thank you so much for your answer. I will make this for our next church potluck.

The Typical Mom

Saturday 21st of October 2023

so what was used was a box of instant sugar free instant Jello pudding, all of those are 1 oz. I assume "regular" would work just as well but add more sugar into the mix. The one used is linked in recipe card

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