This delicious cake tastes just like a cinnamony honeybun!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch cake pan.

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  • In a bowl, whisk together the cake mix, buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vegetable oil until thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, stir the brown sugar and cinnamon together. Pour batter into the prepared cake pan, and spoon the cinnamon sugar onto the batter in several places. Using the spoon, gently swirl the cinnamon sugar into the cake batter, leaving streaks and ribbons of sugar mixture (do not overmix).

  • Bake cake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove cake from oven, and punch holes all over the cake with a table knife.

  • Whisk milk, vanilla extract, and confectioners' sugar together in a bowl to form a smooth, runny icing; pour the icing all over the cake, allowing it to soak into the holes. Allow cake to cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts

534.5 calories; protein 5.2g 10% DV; carbohydrates 83.7g 27% DV; fat 20.8g 32% DV; cholesterol 64.9mg 22% DV; sodium 392mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2011
Very tasty.. I thought it tasted like a cinnabon cake I had years ago.. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2011
In the oven right now! Like the fact that you can easily "make" your own "buttermilk". Smells great but I guess the "proof will be in the pudding". Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2011
Very tasty.. I thought it tasted like a cinnabon cake I had years ago.. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2011
In the oven right now! Like the fact that you can easily "make" your own "buttermilk". Smells great but I guess the "proof will be in the pudding". Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2015
You have to have a super sweet tooth to enjoy this one. I liked it but I would probably cut the glaze in half. My cake mix was only a 15 ounce so maybe that had something to do with it too. Next time I might also try this one as a bundt cake. Overall a good one just tweak to your taste on the sweetness level. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2015
This cake was Awesome!!! My husband did not want to share this cake with anyone. Don't expect this cake to hang around long. If you like nuts add some to it I did. Charlotte Johnson Atlanta Ga. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2015
A little too sweet but good cake overall Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2016
I rated five stars because my only complaint was how very sweet this was and I am not big on overly sweet treats. BUT... my family is and they loved this cake! So five stars it is! For me the next time I make it (and there will be a next time!) I will cut back on the icing and make a light drizzle over the top instead of pouring it over to soak into the cake. That will cut down on the sweetness for me (without sacrificing taste) and still make my family quite happy. Thanks for a great recipe that easily tweaks for those of us who love the taste of this cake but maybe want it a bit less sweet.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2018
I followed the recipe exactly except for making in Bundt pan. Three generations of our family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/20/2016
Many people said this cake was too sweet. I therefore used about a fourth of the brown sugar called for by the recipe but still thought it was sickly sweet. If I had to do it all over again I'd skip the glaze or at least cut back on it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2019
I didn't even get a chance to take a picture everybody wanted some that means I'm going to have to make another one but this time I'm going to make it with nobody around so I can take a picture of it don't know when I'll let you know thank you for the recipe bye-bye. Gunny Read More
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