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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


  • 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


  • 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.