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Honey Bun Cake

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Honey Bun Cake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 12
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Wondering how to make a Honey Bun Cake? You may be surprised to learn that there's actually no honey in this recipe. Named for the cake's cinnamon-roll-like flavor, our delicious Honey Bun Cake recipe brings a whole lot of flavor with brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans baked into Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Yellow Cake Mix. Don't forget the vanilla glaze! This one's from Betty's Soul Food Collection.
Updated Feb 11, 2021

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease and lightly flour 13x9-inch pan, or spray with baking spray with flour.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, oil, eggs and sour cream with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Spread half of the batter in pan.
  • 3
    In small bowl, stir together brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon; sprinkle over batter in pan. Carefully spread remaining batter evenly over pecan mixture.
  • 4
    Bake 44 to 48 minutes or until deep golden brown. In another small bowl, stir powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until thin enough to spread. Prick surface of warm cake several times with fork. Spread powdered sugar mixture over cake. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Store covered.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    Brown sugar needs to be measured by packing or firmly pressing into a dry measuring cup. What you’re doing is pressing out any pockets of air that get trapped between the sticky grains of sugar.
  • tip 3
    Be sure to occasionally scrape the side of bowl while mixing, so all ingredients get incorporated.
  • tip 4
    Did you love our Honey Bun Cake recipe? We think our Kentucky Butter Poke Cake, also made with Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Yellow Cake Mix, will be a winner, too! It has some of the same familiar flavors but with a denser, pound-cake-like texture.
  • tip 5
    Have a sweet tooth? Try a rich, chocolate version of the Honey Bun Cake, aptly named: Chocolate Honey Bun Cake. Top with Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy Chocolate Frosting.

Nutrition

480 Calories, 23g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 65g Total Carbohydrate, 48g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
210
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Potassium
140mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
65g
22%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
48g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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