Honey Bun Cake


This honey bun cake tastes just like the name suggests — a honey bun! It has been served to hundreds of people and everyone has said how much they liked it. It is a sweet cake and not for those who are watching their weight. Tastes wonderful if served with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins
1 9x13-inch cake


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 4 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


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

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, oil, eggs, and sour cream. Stir by hand for approximately 50 strokes, or until most large lumps are gone. Pour 1/2 of the batter into an ungreased 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over batter in the cake pan. Spoon the remaining 1/2 of the batter into the cake pan, covering brown sugar and cinnamon. Swirl batter with a butter knife or icing knife until it looks like a honey bun (or whatever design you want to make).

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Frost cake while it is still fairly hot. Serve warm.

  4. To make frosting: In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

251 Calories
12g Fat
34g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 251
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 161mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 57mg 1%

* 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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