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Honeybun Cake

This cake tastes just like a classic honeybun! Made with cake mix, this simple, light, and buttery cake features a cinnamon spiced swirl and a sticky sweet glaze!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 234kcal


For the Cake

  • 1 (15.25 oz) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

For the Icing

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


For the Cake

  • Whisk together cake mix, oil, eggs, sour cream and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  • Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan and pour in half of the batter and level in the pan.
  • Next combine brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and pour on top of the batter. Pour remaining cake batter on top then use a knife and swirl through the batter.
  • Bake for 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

For the Icing

  • Mix together all ingredients then pour over cake and let set.


If you want to make this cake completely from scratch, use my sour cream cake recipe as your base.


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg