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Best Honey Bun Cake

Best Honey Bun Cake~This cake tastes just like it sounds, like a honey bun cinnamon roll. Light and fluffy cake with a brown sugar and pecan streusel center topped with a light vanilla glaze.

sliced honey bun cake plated with nuts and cinnamon sticks

 

Honey Bun Cake is a very simple cinnamon swirl cake that is super moist and tasty. If you love the taste of cinnamon rolls as I do, you will go crazy for this Honey Bun Cake.

Best Honey Bun Cake is perfect for a holiday get-together! It serves 12 people and it disappears very quickly. My Grandma used to bake this cake for holiday potlucks, so I had to get the recipe from her. All of us kids would beg for a slice right when the party started. I think you will enjoy it at your next family event.

This is a doctored cake mix recipe topped with an easy glaze. It’s fantastically sweet and can be eaten as a dessert or with a cup of coffee for breakfast or a snack.

This Honey Bun Cake is so simple but so good. It is sure to become a family favorite.

Here is how to make the Best Honey Bun Cake:

Mix ingredients for cake batter:

Mix ingredients for streusel:

 

Glaze the cake right after it is taken out of the oven.

Slice and enjoy!

Tips For Making Honey Bun Cake:

This cake is so moist it will keep for at least 4 to 5 days. Just be sure to cover it well so that it will not dry out.

No mixer needed. Just a large bowl and a whisk. Got to love that.

Try warming leftovers in the microwave for a few seconds and serve with a glass of warm milk. Delish!

This tried and true recipe is sure to be a family favorite!

 

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Serves: 12

Honey Bun Cake is like a cinnamon roll but in cake form. Soft, moist cake, with a cinnamon and brown sugar streusel and a light vanilla glaze.

Ingredients

  • 1 (15.25 oz.) box yellow cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ⅓ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Glaze:
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease a 13×9-inch pan.
  3. Combine cake mix, eggs, sour cream, and oil in a large bowl and whisk together until well blended; set aside.
  4. Combine brown sugar, pecans, and cinnamon in a separate bowl.
  5. Spread half of the cake batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Sprinkle with half of the brown sugar, pecans, and cinnamon, covering the entire cake. Spread the rest of the cake batter over layer and top with remaining sugar and cinnamon. Use a knife and swirl the batter.
  7. Bake for around 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. To Make the glaze: Combine powdered sugar, one Tablespoon of milk, and vanilla and stir until smooth. If too thick, add a little more milk.
  9. Pour glaze over the hot cake after you take it out of the oven. Let set. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

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sliced honey bun cake plated with nuts and cinnamon sticks
Yield: 12

Best Honey Bun Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Honey Bun Cake is like a cinnamon roll but in cake form. Soft, moist cake, with a cinnamon and brown sugar streusel and a light vanilla glaze.

Ingredients

  • 1 (15.25 oz.) box yellow cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Glaze:
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease a 13x9-inch pan.
  3. Combine cake mix, eggs, sour cream and oil in a large bowl and whisk together until well blended; set aside.
  4. Combine brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon in a separate bowl.
  5. Spread half of the cake batter into prepared pan.
  6. Sprinkle with half of the brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon, covering the entire cake. Spread the rest of the cake batter over layer and top with remaining sugar and cinnamon. Use a knife and swirl the batter.
  7. Bake for around 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. To Make the glaze: Combine powdered sugar, one Tablespoon of milk and vanilla and stir until smooth. If too thick, add a little more milk.
  9. Pour glaze over hot cake after you take it out of the oven. Let set. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 500Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 74mgSodium 354mgCarbohydrates 71gFiber 1gSugar 53gProtein 5g

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Amy Desrosiers

Friday 8th of December 2017

I really love your recipe and would love a slice about now. This is a yummy Christmas morning [email protected] #client

nettiemoore11

Saturday 9th of December 2017

Thank you Amy, it would be perfect for Christmas morning! I hope that you have a wonderful holiday! Nettie

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