Honeybun Cake

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
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A super moist cake swirled with cinnamon and sugar and covered in a vanilla glaze. It tastes like a cinnamon roll, but in cake form.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Honeybun cake, cinnamon cake, cinnamon roll, honeybun, cake


  • 1 15.25 oz. box yellow cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 3/4 c. canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 c. light brown sugar packed
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon


  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbl. milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine cake mix, eggs, sour cream and oil in a large bowl and whisk together until well blended; set aside.

  2. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Spread half of the cake batter into a greased 9x13-inch cake pan.

  3. Sprinkle with half of the brown sugar and cinnamon, covering the entire cake. Spread the rest of the cake batter over layer and top with remaining sugar and cinnamon.

  4. Use a knife and swirl the batter. Don't swirl too much though, because you want to have pockets of cinnamon and sugar.

  5. Bake for around 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  6. Meanwhile, make the glaze. Combine powdered sugar, one Tablespoon of milk and vanilla and stir until smooth. If it's too thick, add a little more milk. Pour over the hot cake right when it comes out of the oven. Let set.

  7. Serve warm or at room temperature. You can add 1/3 cup of chopped pecans to the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture if you would like.

Nutrition Facts
Honeybun Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 438 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 90g30%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 88g98%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.