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Honey Bun Cake

Take some help from the grocery store on this one and use a boxed cake mix to create a dessert that tastes just like a delicious "Honey Bun."
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 18 servings
Calories 346kcal


For the cake:

  • 2 tbsp butter for greasing pan
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 yellow boxed cake mix (15.25 ounces)
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream

For the glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Generously butter a 9 x 13 pan or glass baking dish and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, canola oil, eggs, and sour cream. Whisk or beat with a wooden spoon until thoroughly combined. Spread half the batter in the bottom of the prepared pan. Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon evenly over the batter. Top with remaining cake batter. Use a knife to make swirls through the cake batter.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a tester inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Let cool for 15-20 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sifted powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Blend until well mixed. While cake is still warm (but not hot), spread the glaze evenly over the top. Allow to cool to room temperature before serving.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg