Honey Bun Cake from Scratch


I combined two recipes to get a homemade cake. Always get rave reviews when I make it. Drizzle vanilla glaze over the cake while warm.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
1 Bundt(R) cake


  • ¾ cup butter, softened, divided

  • 2 cups white sugar, divided

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon clear imitation vanilla extract

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ¼ cups sour cream

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Grease a fluted tube pan (such as Bundt®) with 2 tablespoons butter. Add 1/4 cup sugar; shake pan gently until sides are evenly coated with sugar.

  3. Combine remaining 2/3 cup butter and 1 3/4 cup sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract.

  4. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Beat flour mixture into the butter mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture and beating batter well after each addition.

  5. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.

  6. Pour 1/3 of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle 1/2 of the brown sugar-cinnamon mixture over the batter. Repeat once more. Pour remaining batter on top. Swirl batter with a butter knife.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes; invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

443 Calories
18g Fat
67g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 443
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 314mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 45g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 114mg 9%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 102mg 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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