Michelle's Honeybun Cake


Honey bun cake is delicious. If you love honey buns, then you'll love this cake. It's literally a giant honey bun.

close up on a single slice of honeybun cake on a plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
1 9x13-inch cake


  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 (8 ounce) carton sour cream

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch pan.

  2. Whisk together cake mix, eggs, sour cream, vegetable oil, and water in a large bowl until smooth. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Pour 1/2 of the cake batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over batter. Pour remaining batter on top; gently swirl batter a few times with a table knife.

  3. Bake 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. Make icing: Stir together confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth and runny. Pour over hot cake; allow to cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
18g Fat
55g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 243mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 89mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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