Cinnamon Honeybun Cake


This delicious cake tastes just like a cinnamony honeybun!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
1 9x13-inch cake


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 4 eggs

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ¾ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Optional)

  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar


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

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

535 Calories
21g Fat
84g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 535
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 392mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 84g 30%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 68g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 139mg 3%

* 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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