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Michelle's Honeybun Cake

Rated as 4.73 out of 5 Stars
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"If you love honeybuns, then you'll love this cake. It's literally a giant honeybun."
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Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings 394
Original recipe yields 16 servings (1 9x13-inch cake)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch cake pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the cake mix, eggs, sour cream, vegetable oil, and water to make a smooth batter. In a separate bowl, stir together the brown sugar with cinnamon. Pour half the cake batter into the prepared baking pan, and sprinkle the brown sugar-cinnamon mixture over the batter. Pour the remaining batter over the cinnamon mixture, and gently swirl the batter a few times with a table knife.
  3. Bake the cake in the preheated oven until lightly golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
  4. Stir the confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla extract together in a bowl to make a smooth, runny icing. Pour the icing over the cake while it's still hot; allow to cool before serving.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 394 calories; 18.3 55.3 3.6 54 243 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I made two small changes; I used melted butter instead of vegetable oil (I made fried chicken today, I didn't have enough oil for the cake) and I subtracted two teaspoons of water and added a te...

Most helpful critical review

This was just ok for me. Too sweet.

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I made two small changes; I used melted butter instead of vegetable oil (I made fried chicken today, I didn't have enough oil for the cake) and I subtracted two teaspoons of water and added a te...

I normally don't try recipes without a large number of reviews. I tried this one because I had all the ingredients on hand and was in a pinch. I followed the recipe exactly as it is written, a...

This cake was awesome. My guys devoured this in two days. It's so yummy. 5 star recipe!! One thing to note it's not the same texture as a honeybun which is good for me.

So delicious and the icing really does make it taste like a honeybun. I made this in 2 – 8x8 pans so that I could give one away. The other family enjoyed this as much as my family did. The re...

Wow. I had a box of yellow butter recipe cake mix I needed to use and came across this recipe. I did not have high hopes since it was the butter recipe kind of mix and i only had fat free sour...

My mom has been making this for years. It is my husband's favorite. Very easy to make. Don't change a thing in the recipe!!

This was just ok for me. Too sweet.

Wonderful! I would add a bit more cinnamon and serving warm is the best.

Yummy!