Lane’s Honeybun Cake

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We have a VERY SPECIAL guest blogger today – my seven year old nephew, Lane! Let me tell ya, no one has ever been prouder to be on Southern Plate than him. I had no idea that he wanted to post until my sister said a few weeks ago “Lane thinks if he makes his Honey Bun Cake and takes pictures you’ll put him on Southern Plate.” My immediate response was “Well of course, I will!”

My mother helped him make this cake and she took all of the photos. She says:

Lane often goes with his mother to a small coffee shop for breakfast as a special treat before school.  He always gets the same thing: bacon croissant, sprite, and for dessert honey bun cake.  He mentioned this delicious cake to me and being the grandmother that I am, the search was on!  I came across one, made a few minor changes and came up with the recipe that we now use.  Lane is always involved with baking it and takes all the credit.  It is his “claim to fame” and everyone always makes over it.  Now he is so excited to be featured on  He has been telling everyone about it.  By the way, he had never tasted sour cream, got a little on his finger, tasted it and said ” boy it really is sour!”
The really is a great coffee cake.  We’ve made it for company and they always love it.

Nothing thrills me more than knowing that kids read this site. I have several parents who list Southern Plate among one of the few websites they allow their children to go to and I want to let you all know that this is a great honor for me and one I do not take lightly. Southern Plate is and always will be a family friendly site and children will always be honored guests. The next generation keeps past generations alive. If you are a kid who reads Southern Plate, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

All of your kids are welcome on Southern Plate. If any of your children see this post and wants to be featured on the site, simply upload a photo of them to my Southern Plate Family page on Facebook and I’ll put them in a post as a “Featured Reader Of The Day”.

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Hello Lane!!

Here are the ingredients for Lane’s Honey Bun Cake: 1 Box yellow cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs, sour cream, brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, honey.

For the glaze you’ll also need: Confectioner’s sugar, Milk, and Vanilla.

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Mix together: Cake mix, Eggs, Oil, and Sour Cream.

Beat with an electric mixer on about medium for about two minutes.

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Prepare the topping by measuring out brown sugar..

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And mixing it in a bowl with cinnamon and pecans.

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Mix that up really well. See how focused he is?

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Spread cake batter in a greased 9×13 inch pan. Drizzle 1/4 C honey over batter.

You can approximate the honey :).

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Spoon topping ingredients over this.

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Take a butter knife and cut through the top a bit in a swirl pattern to combine it just a weeee bit.

Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, or until done.

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Once done, it will look like this.

and if kids are around, they will smell it and smile like this, too!

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Prepare a glaze of confectioners sugar, water, and vanilla.

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Just place them all in a bowl and stir until well combined and smooth.

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Spoon over warm cake.

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Grin like a Cheshire Cat!

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Take a bite…

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Think about whether or not it is as good as it smells…

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Decide that it DEFINITELY is…

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I think I’m gonna eat my next meal like this…

Lane’s Honeybun Cake


  • Honey Bun Cake
  • 1 box plain yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • Filling
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Glaze
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 t. vanilla


  1. Mix all ingredients together for cake.
  2. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Grease and Flour 13x9 inch pan. Spread batter into pan.
  4. Mix dry filling ingredients. Sprinkle over cake batter. Drizzle honey over those. Pull a knife through batter to swirl filling into it.
  5. Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes or until tests done.
  6. Sift confectioners sugar. Mix all glaze ingredients together. Drizzle over warm cake.
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  1. Kelly says

    Christy, what a great auntie you are. My kids love to cook too and this sounds like a terrific cake to make with them. Thank you so much Lane for doing with demo for us. Keep up the good work.

  2. Martha says

    Lane – I made this cake this weekend and it was GREAT!!! Such a handsome guy you are, and can cook too!! WOW! I just found this web site last week, and your cake is the first thing I made from here -Keep on cooking and we will see you on Food Network in a few years!!

  3. Charlene Beck says

    I tried this cake for the first time when I made it for a charity bake sale. It was a big hit so now I’m doing it again in a large number and again for the same reason. I got raves about the cake and this time I intend to try a piece for myself. Even we diabetics like an occasion sweet:) It sure made the house smell wonderful while baking, too. Thanks for a real winner and such an easy recipe!

  4. Debbe says

    I LOVE THIS WEBSITE!!! You make me smile, and you have FABULOUS recipes! OMGoodness! I made the Crock Pot Apple Butter yesterday and when my sis and her hubby arrived they could not believe how great the house smelled. Suffice it to say that the apple butter was a huge hit with the corn meal muffins I had made and they went home with a nice large jar of it…and as soon as I have had my coffee I am stirring some of it into my morning oatmeal!! YUM! Thanks for all you do!! Debbe in Ontario, Canada

  5. Debbe says

    Hi Lane,

    I am SUPER IMPRESSED with your baking skills! I have a little grandson being born in February and I am going to teach him to bake too! I am going to make your cake on Wednesday morning, bright and early, to take to my knitting group. That way it will be warm and lovely to share…and THANK YOU for sharing this….
    Hugs from Debbe in Coldwater, Ontario, Canada

  6. says

    Christy, for the glaze, can milk or water be used? I see in the photos you used water, but in the ingredients in the recipe it says to use 1/3 C milk. I was curious, as well, if milk is required, then should the cake be refrigerated?

    Can’t wait to try this. It sure looks delicious, Lane!

    Thank you! :)

  7. regina fischer says

    He looked so proud. I make this sometimes in mini muffin pans (so they are bite size).
    My recipe did not have the honey so I will have to try that.
    Thanks for the great recipes:)

  8. Jean Cowan says

    Lane, this looks so good!! I’m gonna have to make this cake very soon! You did a wonderful job making this! I’m so glad you shared it with me & the rest of the Southern Plate family. Thank You, Lane!!

  9. petra says

    It’s in the oven right now. Was looking for something to bake and up popped yours. Instead of the box cake I simply used 2 c of self rising flour which I had bought by accident and needed to get rid off and 1.25 c sugar. the rest as you mentioned (no brown sugar here I always sub with sugar and a little black strap molasses). Smells great! Glad your nephew thought about posting this!

  10. SweetCarol says

    I thought this was teriffic. Loved seeing Lane make his cake and enjoy it so very much. Wish more people had their kids cooking. My kids loved to make cookies and when one was 16 and the other abougt 13, they canned strawberry jam. Loved it. I got the recipe and helped them with the first time and then they made it again when their cousin came to stay for a week. They went to the strawberry fields after taking me to work and picked their strawberries and then went home and cleanned and canned the strawberries. My niece had some to take home when she went and the kids did a great job. I heard my son not long ago say that when strawberries were in this year, which should be in June sometime, that he was going to make some strawberry jam. I bet some of his kids will be there with him making it too. I hope so. I got some kid’s cooking books for grandkids. One I got an apron and a chef’s hat. She made stuffed potato mice for dinner for the family. LOL.

  11. Debbie Heckler says

    OMG!!! I just tried this cake today for the first time and it is WONDERFUL!!! It was easy to assemble, no “far out” ingredients, and was beautiful! The whole house smells like home! I will DEFINITELY be taking this to the next church dinner!


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