Honey Bun Cake- A yellow cake mix gets transformed with a few ingredients and a brown sugar and spice center makes this Honey Bun Cake anything but ordinary. The vanilla glaze simply takes this cake over the top.
It’s September. I can’t even. This year is flying by at mad speed. I don’t know if having a baby turned this year into blur or what, but it needs to sllloooow down – just a bit.
I’m already seeing people post things like “There are 112 Days, 00 hours, 38 minutes and 19 seconds until Christmas” – what? You’re welcome for that update by the way.
Before we go breaking out all the Elf on a Shelf shenanigans and covering my Pinterest feed with all the cookies in the universe, let’s get through Halloween. Deal?
September is always a transitional month for me. It’s not quite Fall, but it most definitely feels like Summer is over – despite the fact that is was a gazillion degrees this weekend. Because what better way to ease the 90 degree woes than to crank up the oven, right? That’s dedication, folks.
Bundt cakes will forever remind me of my Nana, not because she made a ton of bundt cakes, but because in my mind bundt cakes are a bit retro. Don’t get me wrong, I love them to pieces and I have definitely made my fair share of them over the years. By the way, this Pumpkin Bundt Cake is pretty much the bees knees and this one isn’t too shabby either.
One recipe I do remember her making was a Honey Bun Cake, although she called it a Cinnamon Coffee Cake and it was mighty delicious. And the great thing is that it’s super simple to make. A yellow cake mix gets transformed with a few ingredients and a brown sugar and spice center makes this Honey Bun Cake anything but ordinary. The vanilla glaze simply takes this cake over the top.
As soon as it came out of the oven Eric was immediately intrigued because it looked just like a cake his grandma used make! I’m telling ya, nothing evokes the memories of grandmas more than bundt cakes and cinnamon! After the glaze hardened a bit, he immediately ate a piece in about 3 bites. I even let him snag a slice before I took photos – that’s true love right there.
If you’re not a fan of cake mixes, no worries – sub in your favorite from scratch yellow cake recipe. There are even quite a few delicious organic cake mixes on the market. Fill it with that brown sugar mixture and bath it in a vanilla glaze and you just can’t go wrong. We’re talking cake here and in my book, cake is always a good thing.
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Tuesday 7th of January 2020
Made this for my partner of 15 years who has unceasingly complimented me on it, even praising me and the cake to the neighbors. His only complaint is that I never made it before. Mine was actually just a tiny bit better the next day when the filling became a little more soaked in. Its a real keeper, I’ll be making this for the rest of my life now.
Saturday 13th of April 2019
Love this cake. So delicious and light
Tuesday 16th of April 2019
So happy to hear you enjoyed the cake, Kimberly! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie
Saturday 2nd of December 2017
Hello I was searching for this and came to yours and I was wondering if you had ever made any variations in particular using applesauce instead of oil and apple pie spice instead of pumpkin? Do you think it would turn out ok? I am elderly and don't want to waste money and energy I would make your recipe if you this my idea is nuts. Thank you
Monday 11th of December 2017
Sue- That is a pretty common substitution, so I think it will be just fine. Happy Holidays to you and yours! -Jamie
Sunday 14th of May 2017
Oh yummy!! I cannot wait to make this delicious looking (and sounding) cake!! I'm confused about something though. Why does it keep for only 24 hours? That's an awfully short period of time for a cake to keep, especially in an airtight container. Most cakes can't be eaten in just 24 hours. Was this a typo or is there something about this cake that makes it go bad faster than most??
Wednesday 31st of May 2017
Hi, Holly! I think the cake will probably keep about three days, but I enjoy it after baking the most. Let me know how you like it!
Thursday 14th of January 2016
Looks beautiful and delicious!
Sunday 17th of January 2016
Thank you, Eden! I really love this recipe.