honey bun cake - annette's

★★★★★ 27 Reviews
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By Annette W.
from Lincoln, NE

All I can say is pour yourself a cup of coffee or a nice big glass of cold milk and hold on for the ride. This cake is as good and sweet as it looks. You won't be disappointed in the least bit and since it's a honey bun cake, you can have it for breakfast and not feel guilty about it. ;) This is one of the cakes I used to make with my grandmother when I first started helping her in the kitchen. It was and is one of my all time favorites. Oh and hubby's reaction...."MMMM honey, I love your Buns!" LOL

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Members' Choice! This sure is one tasty cake... and just as moist as can be. It's a delicious and rich dessert that really mimics the flavors of a honey bun. The cake is a little dense and the two layers hold in the sweet, cinnamon-flavored filling. We added the optional nuts and pecans and loved the complement to the flavors. On top is a glaze that adds a little more sweetness. Grab a glass of milk because you'll need it.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 27 Reviews
serves 12-14
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For honey bun cake - annette's

  • CAKE
  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix
  • 4 lg
    eggs
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 3/4 c
    vegetable oil or melted butter (I use melted butter)
  • FILLING
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 3 tsp
    cinnamon
  • chopped pecans, optional
  • GLAZE
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c
    milk
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla

How To Make honey bun cake - annette's

  • Cake mix, eggs, oil (or melted butter), and sour cream mixed with electric beaters.
    1
    Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl combine cake mix, eggs, oil (or melted butter), and sour cream. Stir until moistened. Now mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Batter will be thick.
  • Half the batter poured into a greased baking dish.
    2
    Grease AND flour a 9x13 cake pan. Pour enough batter to cover the bottom of the pan. ***You may also use cupcake pans, round pans, or a Bundt pan. Rose R. states the cooking time for her on the Bundt cake pan was 45 min. Now, remember, that is for her oven and oven times will vary. Use your own judgment for whatever cake pan you decide to use."""
  • Filling ingredients combined in a bowl.
    3
    Mix filling ingredients.
  • Filling sprinkled over the cake batter.
    4
    Then sprinkle over cake batter evenly.
  • The remaining batter poured into the baking dish.
    5
    Pour the rest of the cake batter over the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  • Honey Bun Cake baking in the oven.
    6
    Bake at 325° for 45 minutes. Remember oven temps vary so if you feel it is done before the 45 minutes, test it first and if so, pull it out of the oven. I would say check it at 40 minutes if you are concerned your oven temp runs hot.
  • Poking holes in the baked cake.
    7
    While the cake is still hot, poke holes in it. *I have found in the last 2 cakes I've made, that not poking holes in it works just as well. The glaze tends to go a lot further that way too because there are no holes for it to fall down into. It's truly just a personal choice.
  • Whisking glaze ingredients together.
    8
    Mix the glaze.
  • Glaze poured over the cake.
    9
    Then pour evenly over the hot cake. Enjoy!
  • Taking a bite out of the Honey Bun Cake.
    10
    ***You may add nuts of your choice to the brown sugar mixture. Pecans are heavenly in this recipe.***
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