Honey Bun Cake! This is a delicious, moist cinnamon and brown sugar cake, and always popular with the family! This is a lovely, soft, moist cake, with great flavors of cinnamon and brown sugar. In addition, there is an easy sugar glaze, which just takes this cake to another level.

Honey Bun Cake! This is a delicious, moist cinnamon and brown sugar cake, and always popular with the family!

Sally says that since the first time she has made this cake, her son has asked her to make it 5 more times!! So if a recipe gets the thumbs up from family, then it is most certainly worth sharing!

The recipe uses a Yellow Cake Mix, however, if you can't get that, or wish to make your own from scratch, I have added our own Lovefoodies recipe below for you to use.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

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Cook Time

45 - 50 Minutes

Serves

12

Ingredients

1 Box Yellow cake mix
2/3 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
8 oz sour cream
1cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

The Glaze

1cup powdered sugar
1tablespoon milk
1teaspoon vanilla extract
3 Tablespoons melted butter

** If using our homemade Yellow cake mix, use the ingredients listed below:

  • 2 1/2 Cups or 310 g All Purpose / Plain Flour
  • 2 1/4 Cups or 450 g Regular Sugar  
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt 
  • 1/3 Cup or 75 g Melted Butter 
  • 3 Eggs 
  • 1 Cup or 235 ml Sour Cream
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 Cup or 200 g Brown Sugar 
Home Made Yellow Cake Mix. This is a lovely substitute to the shop bought mixes and gives you a soft, moist cake.

Instructions

1. Pre heat oven to 350°F Grease a 13 x 9 -inch pan

2. In a bowl, beat cake mix, oil, eggs and sour cream until all combined. About 2 minutes.

Honey Bun Cake, showing batter

*** If making this using our homemade yellow cake mix, add all the cake ingredients EXCEPT the brown sugar and cinnamon to a bowl and beat for about 2 minutes. Spread half of the batter in pan evenly. Then continue to step 3. 

Spread half of the batter in pan evenly.

Honey Bun Cake showing batter in baking pan

3. In a small bowl, add the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the batter in the pan. Spread the remaining batter evenly over sugar cinnamon mix and even the surface.

4. Bake for 45 - 50 minutes or the cake is a golden brown.

Honey Bun Cake! This is a delicious, moist cinnamon and brown sugar cake, and always popular with the family!

5. For the glaze, in a small bowl, add the melted butter, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla and stir until it is a think consistency.

6. Use a fork or skewer and prick holes in the surface of the cake whilst it is still warm. then spread the glaze over cake. Allow to cool before slicing.

Honey Bun Cake! This is a delicious, moist cinnamon and brown sugar cake, and always popular with the family!
With the sugar glaze

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our Honey Bun Cake recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

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Honey Bun Cake! This is a delicious, moist cinnamon and brown sugar cake, and always popular with the family!

Honey Bun Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Honey Bun Cake! This is a delicious, moist cinnamon and brown sugar cake, and always popular with the family!

Ingredients

  • 1 Box Yellow cake mix
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

The Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter

Instructions

  1. Pre heat oven to 350°F Grease a 13 x 9 -inch pan
  2. In a bowl, beat cake mix, oil, eggs and sour cream until all combined. About 2 minutes. Spread half of the batter in pan evenly.
  3. In small bowl, add the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the batter in the pan. Spread the remaining batter evenly over sugar cinnamon mix and even the surface.
  4. Bake for 45 - 50 minutes or the cake is a golden brown.
  5. For the glaze, in a small bowl, add the melted butter, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla and stir until it is a think consistency.
  6. Use a fork or skewer and prick holes in the surface of the cake whilst it is still warm. then spread the glaze over cake. Allow to cool before slicing.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 454Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 375mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 1gSugar: 43gProtein: 4g

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  1. 5 stars
    I added a thin layer of honey over the cake mix in the pan, added walnuts to the cinnamon mixture, put that over the honey layer then swirled all together. Sooo delicious ?

  2. I’m a little confused, the recipe for the honey bun cake is straight forward if you use the box yellow cake mix but if I want to use your yellow cake mix recipe how do I use it to make the honey bun cake?? I need some kind of combined recipe. Thank you

    1. Hi Rick, Thanks for your question. I’ve just gone back into the recipe and added the ingredients and instructions (step 2) you will need if you would like to make this using our homemade cake mix. Hope that helps you!

  3. 4 stars
    Made this yesterday first try without previously reading any comments or changing the recipe in any way. It turned put nicely and tastes great! The only thing I will say is it does take longer than the bake time mentioned to fi ish, but that I didnt mind, and the cinnamon was not really swirled like I intended but I think that was my own doing. All in all a great loaf for breakfast or snack. Thank you

  4. 5 stars
    No big changes ! Added a little more brown sugar! No reason. Just like brown sugar!
    My second layer did not spread well but it turned out ok after it was baked! It is not a pretty cake but Iā€™m putting candle on it anyway ?

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    Linda Pappillion

    says:

    I’m about to make this most deliciously moist cake for the 3rd time!!
    This cake is amazingly scrumptious, we love it so much!!
    One bite and you’ll be hooked like us.