Grandma's Honey Bun Cake


Sooo bad for you, but tastes sooo good. My family loves this cake; it tastes just like a honey bun.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
16 servings


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 4 eggs

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 3 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar

  • ¾ cup milk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly oil a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  2. Combine cake mix, sour cream, eggs, and oil in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer for 3 minutes. Pour half of the batter into the prepared baking pan.

  3. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Sprinkle over batter in the pan. Carefully pour the remainder of the batter over the cinnamon-sugar layer.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.

  5. Mix confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla together in a bowl. Poke holes in the hot cake with a fork and pour sugar mixture over the top of the cake. Let cake cool completely before serving, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

417 Calories
17g Fat
63g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 417
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 246mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 50g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 103mg 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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