Quick and Easy Coffee Cake – Bundt Pan Recipe

This bundt pan coffee cake coffee cake recipe is quick and easy to make using a boxed cake mix and a boxed pudding mix. It’s always moist and delicious, and it makes a great dessert, or breakfast cake for overnight guests, and a delicious snacking cake as well. 

Most of the cakes that I make are from scratch, but I make an exception for this one. This coffee cake is made with a couple of boxed mixes, but my goodness, it’s delicious. It’s ridiculously moist and so easy to make. Everyone always asks for the recipe.

This is my go-to whenever someone’s coming over for coffee. I always make this coffee cake when we’re having overnight guests too because it’s great to serve for breakfast. Likewise, if we’re visiting friends for a weekend, or if my boys are going to someone’s house or cottage, this coffee cake goes along too.

Quick and Easy Coffee Cake – Bundt Pan Recipe

It’s certainly not the fanciest coffee cake on the block, but you will LOVE how easy it is to make. It’s fool-proof, crazy moist and so delicious.  I guarantee, you’ll love it.

P.S. We have these 2 fabulous bundt cake recipes too. Check ’em out. 

Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Quick and Easy Coffee Cake


  • 1 pkg golden cake mix
  • 1 instant vanilla pudding mix (the powdered kind – my box reads “4 servings”, 102 g)
  • 1 cup oil (I use veg. or canola)
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
Quick and Easy Coffee Cake – Bundt Pan Recipe

Making your Coffee Cake:

In large bowl, mix (electric beaters) cake mix, pudding mix, oil and water until combined.

Add eggs one at a time, beating at med-hi speed, for one minute after each addition (whatever…I’m all for keeping it simple, so I crack all the eggs in at once and beat it for 4 mins on med-hi).

Yes, the photo below is a shot of my impromptu stand mixer. When I need my hands free, I wrap the cord around the mixer and the handle of the bowl, and voila, now I can prep my pan and put my ingredients away.

Quick and Easy Coffee Cake – Bundt Pan Recipe

Pour half of batter into greased and floured bundt pan.  I just spray my pan with non-stick spray to keep things simple.

Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle half the mixture over the batter.

Pour the remaining batter into pan and top with the remaining cinnamon and sugar.

Now, swirl the cinnamon and sugar through with a knife. This will create a nice marble effect that looks pretty when you cut into the coffee cake.

Quick and Easy Coffee Cake – Bundt Pan Recipe

Bake your coffee cake at 350ºF for 55-60 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.

Quick and Easy Coffee Cake – Bundt Pan Recipe

Wait 5-10 minutes before removing the coffee cake from the bundt pan.

To remove the cake from the pan, simply place a cooking rack on top of the pan and invert the whole thing. Jiggle gently until the coffee cake loosens from the sides of the bundt pan and slides out.

Quick and Easy Coffee Cake – Bundt Pan Recipe

Wasn’t that easy?

Quick and Easy Coffee Cake – Bundt Pan Recipe

Can I make different flavours of cake with this recipe?

Yes! This easy recipe is totally versatile. You don’t have to use this recipe to make coffee cake. You can use any combination of cake and pudding flavours.

To make a quick and easy lemon cake:

Substitute the cake mix and pudding mix above with a lemon cake mix and lemon pudding mix. Dust it with icing sugar or make a simple glaze to pour over.

To make a quick and easy chocolate cake: 

Substitute with a chocolate cake mix and chocolate pudding mix, and drizzle a simple glaze or ganache icing over.

You could also combine a ginger cake mix or carrot cake mix with a vanilla pudding mix for a quick and easy snacking cake.

Anything goes really.  Have fun coming up with your own combinations of cake and pudding flavours, and enjoy!

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