Lifesaver Cake

READY IN: 1hr 18mins




  • PREHEAT oven to 350 F; lightly spray a Bundt pan with vegetable spray and dust with flour.
  • COMBINE cake mix, pudding mix, melted butter, eggs, milk, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl; Blend with an electric mixer until the batter is thick and smooth; pour into prepared pan.
  • BAKE until golden brown, approximately 60 minutes; meanwhile prepare the butter glaze.
  • COMBINE sugar, hot water and butter in a small saucepan; cook over medium heat just until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves; stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes; remove pan from heat and stir in all the extracts.
  • REMOVE Bundt pan from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes; carefully invert onto a cake plate right side up.
  • POKE holes in the cake with a straw or use a cake syringe filled with the glaze slowly pouring or injecting the glaze directly in to the cake (depending on which method you use you may have glaze run-off, just soak up with a paper towel and discard) You want the cake to soak up as much as possible of the glaze; allow the cake to cool to room temperature before serving.
  • STORE in a glass dome at room temperature for up to 1 week.