Honey Bun Cake Recipe


My sister-in-law made this cake this past weekend for my nephew’s birthday party. It’s SO yummy and I can’t wait to make it!  Y’all are going to LOVE this recipe!! 🙂

And just in case you’re wondering, it really does taste like honey buns…not that I eat them often…but from what I remember! 🙂

Honey Bun Cake

  • 1 yellow cake mix with pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 c. water
  • 2/3 c. oil
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1-2 t. cinnamon

Add cake mix, eggs, water, oil and sour cream in a bowl and mix well.  Pour into a 9×13 pan.

Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over cake mixture.  Swirl the cinnamon sugar mixture through the cake mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.  Let the cake cool for 10 minutes then drizzle icing on top.

Icing Recipe

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • milk to consistency you like

Note:  This cake can also be made in a bundt pan.  Just layer the cake batter and cinnamon sugar mixture…then swirl. 🙂


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  1. This looks so yummy. I am going to make it this weekend for my family!!! I just had to share this with my recipe group on Facebook. I pray that was ok. Thank you for sharing 😀

  2. I literally got a chill when I looked at this recipe – to think that something so delicious would be so easy to make! So doable! Wow. I need to get cracking. Adding these ingredients to my shopping list now…

    Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Tasty Tuesdays

  3. I just made this right now! Okay it’s in the oven, but my part is done. 🙂 How easy for what appears will be a VERY yummy cake! Thanks for sharing it. I have a feeling this is gonna make the rotation.

  4. That sounds like a cake I’d enjoy. I have a linky party on my blog every week called “Sweets for a Saturday” and I’d like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link this up.
    Lisa´s last blog post ..Pumpkin Pancakes

  5. I made this tonight for a dessert potluck at church and it was yummy!! I heard a kid say “this tastes like a doughnut!”. haha

  6. Hi just seen recipe but dont know what yellow cake mix with pudding is. Is this something in a packet from supermarkets? writing from the UK and would love to try this bun cake

    1. Hi Joan! Do you have boxed cake mixes in the UK? The one that was used for this recipe is a yellow cake mix with dry pudding already in the mix. I hope that helps you out! 🙂

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