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Chocolate Honey Bun Cake

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Chocolate Honey Bun Cake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 15
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Enjoy a chocolate version of "Honey Bun" cake, so named because its flavor is reminiscent of a sweet roll.
Updated Feb 3, 2021

Ingredients

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    In a pinch, chopped walnuts or slivered almonds can be substituted for the pecans.
  • tip 2
    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

360 Calories, 18g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 47g Total Carbohydrate, 34g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
18g
27%
Saturated Fat
9g
46%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
85mg
29%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Potassium
170mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
16%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
34g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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