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Marker's Mark Bundt Cake

Maker's Mark Cake is a boozy dense and oh-so-delicious cake that your entire family is bound to love. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 Slices
Calories: 795kcal
Author: Wendy


  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker


  • 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamon
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup buttermilk

Maker's Mark Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Marker's Mark


  • Spray a 6inch bundt pan with pam baking spray and set aside
  • Using a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda,
    salt, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, black pepper, and cardamon until
  • Using a hand mixer or standing mixer, beat together the butter, brown
    sugar, sugar, eggs, vanilla and orange zest until combined
  • Alternate between the dry ingredients and the buttermilk and mix until combined
  • Pour batter into bundt pan, filling about ¾ way full
  • Cover tightly with foil
  • Add 1 C of water into the inner bowl of the Instant Pot
  • Place trivet inside
  • Make a foil sling and carefully lower the bundt pan onto the top of the trivet in the IP
  • Close the lid and lock to sealing
  • Cook on manual high pressure for 35 minutes
  • Do a QP release
  • Allow to cool for 30-60 minutes
  • Remove from pan and place onto a wire rack over a cookie sheet
  • Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients
  • Using a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar until creamy and combined
  • Beat in the makers mark until combined
  • Pour frosting into a small bowl
  • Allow frosting to harden for 30 minutes before serving!


You can substitute the Maker's Mark with apple juice or cider for an alcohol free dessert. 


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 795kcal | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 519mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 85g | Vitamin A: 1211IU | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 2mg