Honey Bun Cake is so easy to make, so delicious to taste, and it will knock the socks off of family and friends you make it for!
You know, I hate to be one of those people who tell you that your life has been void because you’ve never tried a certain food or recipe but today I’m going to be that person. Yes, folks, if you’ve never had honey bun cake, you really have been missing out. Not only is this cake version of that decadent snack treat possibly even better than it’s namesake, but it’s also easy as can be to make and will impress the socks off whoever you cook it for – so only cook it for folks you don’t mind being barefoot in your house.
Ok now, let’s bake! 😄
How to Make A Honey Bun Cake
- A box of yellow cake mix
- Sour cream
- Brown sugar
- Chopped pecans
- Confectioner’s sugar The confectioner’s sugar was camera shy and didn’t show up for the picture but we all have days like that.
Place all cake ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until well combined and no lumps remain, about two minutes. (see printable recipe card at bottom of post)
Pour batter into greased cake pan. I just spray mine with some cooking spray. Isn’t this a pretty picture, though?
Now take your brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans and stir them together really well.
Auto correct changed that to “eerily well” and I almost let it stay like that just to make y’all wonder… 😉
Sprinkle every bit of this goodness over the top of your cake.
Drizzle honey over the top of this, just kinda however it happens to go on is fine but try to drizzle it over most of the top hither and yon.
What Type of Honey To Use
Now you could go all out and get you some Manuka honey which is delicious or just get whatever you like from your grocery.
My friend, Tom, is a beekeeper and I get my honey from him. I have to keep it hidden in a cabinet so I don’t eat it all at once.
If you are curious what type of honey pastry chefs use, and I mean who wouldn’t be curious ;), check out this post on brands of honey.
Take a butter knife and swirl the honey in just a little bit. Y’all, seriously, this cake is so easy and so good!
Tada! Bake this at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Look at that gorgeous Honey Bun cake! Let it cool for about ten minutes or so and then we’re gonna mix up our glaze.
Stir together milk, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla until smooth and creamy. The ideal consistency here is about like Elmer’s glue.
Drizzle over still warm cake and then cut you a piece! Yes, you can eat this after it has cooled but it is a crying shame not to have a slice of Honey Bun Cake while it’s warm.
Best enjoyed with people you love and a good cup of your favorite hot beverage.
I want to hear from you in the comments about the challenge idea. You don’t have to take part, lets just talk about what you would do if you did. And hey, if you want to join me let me know that, too!
- Honey Bun Cake
- 1 box box plain yellow cake mix
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 4 large eggs
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/3 cup brown sugar I prefer dark
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- 2 cups confectioner's sugar
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In a large bowl, place all ingredients together for cake and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
- Spread batter into a greased 9x13 pan.
- Stir together dry filling ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle over cake batter. Drizzle honey over those. Pull a knife through batter to swirl filling into it.
- Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes or until tests done.
- Stir together glaze ingredients until there aren't any lumps. Drizzle over warm cake.
You may also like these recipes with honey:
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