Pumpkin Honey Bun Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

This Pumpkin Honey Bun cake is super easy to make and so good. If you have followed our site for any amount of time, you know we love the original honey bun cake and take it to many occasions. However, this one is the perfect Fall or holiday cake. The addition of pumpkin takes this cake to a whole new level!

Pumpkin Honey Bun Cake Ingredients Needed :

Butter Pecan Cake Mix




Vanilla Extract

Real Pumpkin (we use Libby’s 100% pure pumpkin)


Brown Sugar

Ground Cinnamon

Powdered Sugar


This delicious cake is topped with a powdered sugar glaze, and it makes this cake! You can’t leave that off it.. it’s the icing on the cake! As you can see, this cake is made with a mix, which generally sparks comments about how “we only like to bake from scratch.” There are MANY cakes on this website that are from scratch, loads of vintage and old-fashioned desserts, but sometimes you just want a simple cake! This one is easy and delicious.. so win-win!

If you love pumpkin recipes, you may also love this delicious Pumpkin Bread!

Full printable recipe in the recipe card below. 

Pumpkin Honey Bun Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

Pumpkin Honey Bun Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Pumpkin Honey Bun Cake

Judy Yeager
This Pumpkin Honey Bun Cake is absolutely delicious!
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 10 servings


  • 1 Butter Pecan cake mix
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of 100% pure pumpkin we use Libby's 100% pure pumpkin
  • 1 cup of pecan pieces
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 4 or 5 tablespoons milk


  • Combine butter pecan cake mix, melted butter, eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and pumpkin and mix with a mixer.
  • Spray a 9X13 pan and pour in the cake batter.
  • Combine nuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of the cake batter and swirl into the batter. I use a butter knife.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until test done. Let cake cool.

Topping Instructions:

  • Mix together topping ingredients and drizzle over the cake.
Keyword Pumpkin Honey Bun Cake
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Recipe Rating


  1. One of best cakes I’ve tried. Used sweetened pumpkin, but loved it. Will definitely be making it again soon. So moist! Texture amazing.5 stars

  2. When I saw this cake in your newsletter I knew I had to make it. Your regular honey bun cake is family favorite. Made it yesterday and I’m definitely making it for thanksgiving. We only have two pieces left. It’s THAT good. My family thanks you ladies for the best recipes.5 stars