Thursday, December 27, 2012

Honey Bun Cake

Have you recovered from Christmas yet?  I'm still recovering from making 9 of these cakes last Saturday for the Hubby's work crew.  If you are looking for a sweet start to your New Years celebration, I've got the perfect cake for you.  It's great for breakfast and tastes like a cinnamon roll.

This is another great recipe from my dear Aunt Sue!

Honey Bun Cake

Cake Ingredients

1 Box Yellow Cake Mix (I used store brand and they came out great!)
3/4 cup of vegetable oil
4 Eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
8 ounces sour cream
1 cup brown sugar
3 tsp cinnamon

Icing Ingredients

2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp. milk (needs to be thin, so may have to add a little more)


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  In large mixing bowl combine cake mix, oil, eggs,sour cream and 1 tsp vanilla. 

Mix well and pour into 11 x 13 prepared pan. (I use Bakers Joy).

In separate bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon.  Sprinkle over cake and swirl into batter with fork.

Bake 40 - 45 minutes.

Icing - Mix powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and 4 tablespoons milk.  Mix well and pour over warm cake.

If you like lots of icing, you can add another cup of powdered sugar and enough milk to thin it out.  If not, just use a spoon to drizzle the icing back and forth over the top.

Aunt Sue always makes this for us when we go up to her cabin on Lake Hartwell in Georgia.  I have lots of fond memories of our family out at the lake and like to think I'll get to see Granny & PaPa, Dad, Uncle Fred and Chrissie all gathered on the dock again there one day!

I think that's what makes family recipes so special.  All the memories we have of the people who enjoyed them.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year in 2013!


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  1. Looks yummy. Have a Happy New Year!

  2. Nine??!! Wow! That's gotta be a happy crew. :)

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  3. You have sour cream in the ingredients but not in the instructions. What's up with that?

    1. Oh my word!!! Can't believe that I left that out. It should be mixed in when you add the eggs and oil. Thanks for finding my boo-boo. I've edited the recipe now to include that.


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