Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Honey Bun Cake

I love the smell of honey buns in the morning. I occasionally buy a box of Little Debbie honey buns. They're delicious and I can throw them in my lunch bag for a quick breakfast at work. This recipe for honey bun cake has been around for a while and I finally got around to making it recently. I love recipes that serve as both breakfast and dessert. This cake would be perfect to serve a crowd at an early morning meeting. Just serve with some freshly brewed coffee and a fruit tray. This recipe is from Gooseberry Patch's Homemade Christmas, copyright 2010.

Honey Bun Cake

18-1/2 oz. pkg. yellow cake mix
3/4 c. oil
4 eggs, beaten
8-oz. sour cream
1 c. brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp. cinnamon
2 c. powdered sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1/4 c. milk

Stir dry cake mix, oil, eggs and sour cream together until well mixed. Pour batter into a greased 13"x9" baking pan; set aside. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture over batter; swirl into batter with a table knife. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes. Whisk together remaining ingredients; pour onto cake while still warm. Serves 12.

I started out with a butter recipe cake mix.

Add the oil.

Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and add to the cake mixture.

Finally, add one cup of sour cream and stir the batter together until well blended.

Pour into a greased 9"x13" baking pan.

The topping ingredients: brown sugar and cinnamon.

Sprinkle on top of the batter.

Swirl, swirl, twist and twirl...jump up and down like a flying squirrel...

Bake at 325 degrees for approximately 40 minutes. I start checking for doneness at 30 minutes. While the cake is baking, prepare the glaze. Spread the glaze on while the cake is still warm.

Breakfast and dessert are covered...


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  1. Yummy! Honey buns are not allowed in my house...because I will eat them all--ALL! Your cake looks so good. :)

  2. I haven't had a honey bun for YEARS ! Now I can't wait to try these. Yum!

  3. Kim....this is a very popular recipe in our church -- you cannot go wrong with this one :)


  4. I feel so bad Kim, I've never had a Honey Bun! But after looking your pictures, I think I'll have to rectify that :)

  5. Chels, I would start with Little Debbie's version. They're small so you'll be able to ease into it. Take care!

  6. This cake kept calling my name from my sidebar! :) Looks scrumptious and I'm going to make it tonight! Thanks for the great recipe!

  7. OH YUMMY!! I might be in trouble with this one! Book marking this recipe for when I am in desperate need of sugar!

  8. Your photo makes this cake look irresistible!

    The first time I had a cake like this was in the 1970s at the home of one of Mom's friends, and she baked it in a Bundt pan. Mom and I thought it was the best cake EVER! I still have her friend's hand-written recipe.

    I've never made it in a long pan before, only in a Bundt, and I want to try it your way - it looks SO good!

  9. Sounds delicious!!! What an amazing looking cake!

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  11. love the simplicity of the recipe and all those gorgeous flavors !

  12. Wow! This looks wonderful! I'm pinning this so I can make this later (like around noon!!!) It looks so good!

  13. Yum! Honeybun cake is my 2nd favorite cake- after my mom's lemon cake. It is SOOO good with iced tea!


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