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Honey Bun Cake

Honey Bun Cake is a super easy cinnamon swirl cake that is so moist and tasty. If you love the taste of cinnamon rolls, you will be crazy for this Honey Bun Cake.

Honey Bun Cake

Doctored Cake Mix Recipe

This is a doctored cake mix recipe topped with an easy glaze. It’s fantastically sweet and can be eaten as 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.

How To Make

(Full recipe instructions below.)

  1. Mix together the batter.
  2. Spread half the batter in a 9×13-inch pan.
  3. Sprinkle brown sugar/cinnamon mixture over batter.
  4. Cover with remaining batter and run a knife through the batter to swirl it together.
  5. Bake 30 to 35 minutes.
  6. Whisk together glaze ingredients and pour over hot cake.
Honey Bun Cake

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!

Honey Bun Cake

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Honey Bun Cake

Honey Bun Cake

Honey Bun Cake is a super easy cinnamon swirl cake that is so moist and tasty. If you love the taste of cinnamon rolls, you will be crazy for this Honey Bun Cake.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
TOTAL: 40 minutes
SERVINGS: 20

Ingredients

  • 1 (15.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, stir together cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, and sour cream until smooth.
  • Pour half of cake batter into prepared pan and smooth it out.
  • Stir together brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Sprinkle evenly on top of cake batter.
  • Cover with remaining cake batter, spreading it evenly. Run a knife in a swirling pattern through the cake batter. 
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.  Pour over hot cake. Let cake cool 20 minutes before cutting.

Notes

Cake will keep for 4 to 5 days in an airtight container at room temperature. Warm in the microwave for a few seconds before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: cake

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125 thoughts on “Honey Bun Cake”

  1. Made several times, today for Christmas eve, very good, everyone loves it, the only thing I added today was chopped walnuts to the brown sugar mixture.

  2. I have used this recipe multiple times. Today do a sheet cake for my daughters Xmas party at work as a request!!! Thank you sugar

  3. I have made this lots of times and people go crazy over this cake. It is so moist and yummy 😋 yummy

  4. Betty Lou Akre

    This is so easy & so good. Everyone wants recipe for it. It is easy to transport too for reunions, birthday parties, & picnics too.

  5. I baked even longer than required and mine is not cake like at all. Very soft and almost not cooked. Not sure what I did wrong.

    1. Because you probably added water and sour cream to the cake mix VS Sour Cream as a water substitute

  6. So incredibly good! And easy! Two things I love in a recipe. I’ve shared the recipe with several people & they’ve bragged on how good it was to their family also. A definite keeper.

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