Honey Bun Cake

My kids love Honey Buns. No wait… let me say that again… my kids LOVE Honey Buns. They do!  Which makes me laugh because they cost like $2 and 6 come in a pack.  How cheap is that?!  But we don’t buy them that often (which they remind me of constantly.)  They taste a little “processed” for me.

When I was looking at some of my favorite blogs the other day I clicked on Raising 4 Princesses and saw this amazing Honey Bun Cake.  Holy heck!  Honey Bun Cake!  Maria said that she has been making this for years and her family loves it.  I was so excited to make it!  It looked heavenly!
So this morning I had a houseful of kids (both my kids had friends sleep over) so I thought this was the perfect time to make it.  Oh sure, it’s called “cake” but Maria said it was a breakfast cake so that’s what I went with.  =o)  Thanks, Maria!  Any reason to eat deliciousness in the morning and I’m there!
It was super easy to make and man, oh, man!  Amazing!!!
Honey Bun Cake
* 1 box of yellow cake mix
* 4 eggs
* 1 cup sour cream
* 3/4 cup vegetable oil
* 3/4 cup brown sugar
* 2 tsp. cinnamon
* 2 cups powdered sugar
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 6 Tbsp. milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Reserve 1/2 cup of the cake mix and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix cake mix, eggs, sour cream and vegetable oil.  Don’t use a mixer because you want the cake dense.  Stir well.
Pour a little less that half of the batter into a sprayed 9×13 pan.
In a small bowl, combine the reserved 1/2 cup cake mix, brown sugar and cinnamon and stir well.   Spread evenly over the batter in the pan.
Spread remaining batter over cinnamon layer.  You can gently swirl with a knife if you want.  I did because that’s what Maria did and I learned my lesson not following directions when I made my S’more Cookie Tarts.  =o)
Bake for 30 – 45 minutes depending on pan size and oven.  It’s done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
While it’s baking, make the glaze.  Pour over the cake when it comes out of the oven.
Is your mouth watering yet?
It was so incredibly good!  A new family favorite!  (With the neighbor kids too!)


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  1. any time you can have cake for breakfast, you know it is going to be a good day!

  2. I taste the processed taste too. This recipe looks delicious. I am sure it would last about 30 minutes in my house.

  3. this looks so good I love anything with cinnamon in it and this looks like it would be so yummy.

  4. Looks delicious!!!

  5. YUM! This looks so delicious. I will try this.

  6. This looks and sounds amazing:)

  7. I love Honey bun cake. Yours looks delish!

  8. I love anything cinnamon so I’m definitely going to pin this for later. Thanks!

  9. This is trouble! And would be gone in 3 seconds at my house!!!!

  10. My family would LOVE this! Especially when you can eat cake for breakfast 🙂

  11. This looks delish! Ive been a follower for a long time now and would love for you to visit my blog!


  12. It really does look like those packaged honey buns…I love the yummy glaze!!! Thank you for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

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  14. You did good!

  15. Oh, that sounds really good. Thanks so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  16. Oh my delish!!! Thanks for linking up to “Strut Your Stuff Saturday!” Hopefully we’ll see you tomorrow at 8pm MDT for this week’s party! 🙂 -The Sisters

  17. Barbara Powers says:

    this is AWESOME! Defiantly will be making again!