Honey Bun Cake Recipe

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Honey bun cake is a bundt cake form of the classic honey bun pastry. A ribbon of cinnamon and brown sugar runs through the center of a moist vanilla cake and is topped with a simple vanilla glaze.
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For the Cinnamon Filling:
1/2 cup(s)
dark brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
For the Honey Bun Cake
batch of cinnamon filling, see above
2 2/3 cup(s)
cake flour (320 g)
1 tblsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
3/4 cup(s)
unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cup(s)
granulated sugar (300 g)
extra-large eggs
3/4 cup(s)
sour cream
3/4 cup(s)
whole milk
1 tblsp
pure vanilla extract
batch vanilla glaze, see below
For the Vanilla Glaze
2 cup(s)
confectioners’ sugar
4 tblsp
vanilla coffee creamer

Directions 13 steps | 65 Minutes

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Thoroughly grease a bundt pan with nonstick spray. Measure and prep all ingredients.

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Step 2

Prepare the cinnamon filling. In a bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and ground cinnamon until well combined. Set aside.

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Step 3

Prepare the vanilla cake base. In a bowl, whisk together the cake flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

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Step 4

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. 

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Step 5

Beat in the eggs one at a time until well incorporated.

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Step 6

In a large measuring cup, whisk together the sour cream, whole milk and vanilla extract until smooth and well combined. 

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Step 7

On low speed, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture alternating with the milk mixture until just combined. Do not over mix. 

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Step 8

Pour half of the cake batter into the prepared bundt pan and top with half of the cinnamon filling.

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Step 9

Pour the remaining half of the cake batter into the bundt pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

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Step 10

Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing the cake from the pan onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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Step 11

Once the cake is completely cooled. Prepare the vanilla icing. In a bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar and coffee creamer until smooth. Let the icing sit for about 10 minutes before applying it to the cake. 

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Step 12

Drizzle the vanilla icing over the cooled cake. 

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Step 13

Slice and serve. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
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16.7 g
4.9 g
77.2 g


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Christina P.


03 Nov 2022

Easy to re-create with its step-by-step instruction and video presentation. A must-try Honey Bun Cake Recipe. Simply delicious.

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