Chocolate Honey Bun Cake

Enjoy a chocolate version of "Honey Bun" cake, so named because its flavor is reminiscent of a sweet roll.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 15

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ butter recipe chocolate cake mix
1/2
cup water
2/3
cup butter, melted
4
eggs
1
container (8 oz) sour cream
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup chopped pecans
1/3
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, butter, eggs and sour cream with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes (batter will be thick). Spread half of batter in pan.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix brown sugar, pecans, chocolate chips and cinnamon; sprinkle over batter in pan. Drop remaining batter by spoonfuls evenly over pecan mixture; carefully spread to cover.
  • 4 Bake 46 to 54 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 5 Poke top of warm cake every 1/2 inch with long-tined fork. Carefully spread frosting evenly and thinly over warm cake. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

In a pinch, chopped walnuts or slivered almonds can be substituted for the pecans.

When frosting a warm cake, spread in just one direction, using long strokes. Using a back-and-forth motion often causes the top layer of cake to come off, leaving crumbs in the frosting.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
360mg
360%;
Total Carbohydrate
47g
47%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
34g
34%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.