Honey Bun Cake

This cake has all the flavors of a Honey Bun, but it tastes SO much better!  If you love cinnamon, you will love this coffee cake.  This is made with a box of cake mix couldn’t be any easier.  We served this cake as a coffee cake for breakfast, but it would also be great warm with a big scoop of ice cream.  Either way, you can’t go wrong.  Yum!

Honey Bun Cake
adapted from The Cake Mix Doctor
(Printable Recipe)

1 package plain yellow cake mix
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup oil
4 eggs

1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon or pumpkin spice

2 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350.  Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, sour cream, oil and eggs on low speed of an electric mixer for 1 minute.  Increase speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more.  Pour into prepared pan.

Drizzle honey on top of batter, then sprinkle on the brown sugar and cinnamon or pumpkin spice.  With a knife, swirl topping to blend.

Bake 38-40 minutes.  Whisk together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla.  Pour over warm cake.  Allow cake to cool at least 20 minutes before cutting.

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  1. Super easy recipe and yummy! I only made 1/2 recipe of the frosting and that was plenty! Thanks for a great recipe!

  2. I pin lots of your recipes you post, don't think I've tried any of them yet. I used to enjoy a semi frequent Honey Bun in Junior High and that was over a decade & a half ago, so I think I'll definitely have to give this one a try and not just let it sit on my food board on Pinterest!

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