HONEY BUN CAKE

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Honey Bun Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

This recipe for Honey Bun Cake is one you will make for friends and relatives over and over again.  My family can’t get enough of this cake.  I promise it will be gone before you know it.  Make it for breakfast to go with coffee or as a snack with milk anytime.  Keeps well in a cool place or refrigerated and can be heated in the microwave or eat it cold.  I think this is one of my all time favorites. This is great to make for breakfast if you have guests.

Honey Bun Cake Ingredients Needed:

Yellow cake mix without the pudding in the mix

Butter

Eggs

Buttermilk

Almond extract

Pecan or walnut pieces

Brown sugar

Ground cinnamon

Cooking spray for pan

 

Topping or Icing Ingredients Needed: 

Powdered sugar

Milk

Vanilla extract

I am asked to make this cake every year for Thanksgiving, we enjoy it for breakfast with coffee while the rest of the food cooks. This cake is so simple to make and you can throw it together in no time. Such a family favorite and I know your family will love it too!

Recipe Feedback: “This cake is awesome, we have made it 3 times in one week. Oh did I forget to tell you it is the easiest cake to make,that I have ever made and I have made a lot of cakes.” – Shirely

“I have made this DELICIOUS CAKE a lot and it always disappears fast..very easy to make as well..” – Ricky

“I honestly was shocked at how wonderful this cake was! I made it for Thanksgiving and plan to make another one for Christmas! Thank you for sharing such easy and delicious recipe.” – Jane

Honey Bun Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

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5 from 10 votes

Honey Bun Cake

This Honey Bun Cake is wonderful for breakfast with coffee or to serve for dessert. Would be perfect for brunch!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Honey Bun Cake
Servings: 1 cake

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix without the pudding in the mix
  • 12 tablespoon butter or 1 1/2 sticks melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup pecan or walnut pieces
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Cooking spray for pan

Topping or Icing

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 or 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Combine yellow cake mix, melted butter, eggs, buttermilk and almond extract and mix with mixer. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish and pour in the cake batter. Combine nuts, brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of cake batter and swirl into cake batter. (I just use a knife and kind of swirl it throughout the batter) Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Let cake cool.

Topping Instructions

  • Mix together topping ingredients. (You can add more or less milk to the powdered sugar until you get the consistency you like for pouring) Pour or drizzle over cake.

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If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for French Toast Casserole.

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