Honey Bun Cake Recipe and Folgers Gourmet Selections Coffee!

by Jenn

Have you ever tried a honey bun cake?  If not, you are missing out; they are great even without the icing.  My youngest doesn’t like the homemade icing, so I leave a little without icing, and the cake is fabulous either way.  It’s perfect for Sunday morning!

There is nothing better than Sunday morning when my husband is home.  He gets up a little before me and puts on the coffee because he knows I love waking up to the smell of coffee brewing in the morning.  I also enjoy a little something sweet, like Honey Bun Cake with my coffee every now and again, and Sunday mornings are my husband and I’s morning just to relax together, drink a cup of coffee, and enjoy a piece of something sweet and wet, like easy Peanut Butter & Jelly Baked Donut Holes or the Honey Bun Cake recipe I’m sharing with you.

Honey Bun Cake Recipe

I typically make the honey bun cake the night before, so it’s finished and ready to be eaten when we get up in the morning.  I have honestly looked forward to Sunday mornings for as long as I can remember.  In the past, it was because it was my only guaranteed day off work.

Honey Bun Cake Recipe

You’ll need the following:

Cake:

  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Icing:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla (optional; I like better without it, but most prefer vanilla in their homemade frosting)
Honey Bun Cake Recipe

Let’s get to making this bun cake recipe:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare a 9×13 pan with cooking sauce, sugar, and flour.
Batter for Honey Bun Cake
  • onIn a large mixing bowl (I used the mixing bowl on my Kitchemixer), combine the cake mix, oil, and sour cream.  Using your KitchenAid mixer or elmixer, mix the ingredients together by stout on low and slowly increasing to medium.  Mix for about 2 minutes or until everything is well.
  • Spread ½ of the batter into your prepared pan.
  • In a small-medium mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon and mix thoroughly.
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture over the batter in the prepared pan.
How To Make a Honey Bun Cake
  • Spread the other half of the batter on top of the brown sugar mixture.  Be careful doing this; do the best you can to keep the cake and brown sugar layered.
Honey Bun Cake
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, until the cake is a golden brown color and a toothpick is done.
Honey Bun Cake

Icing:

  • In a small bowl, combine powder sugar, milk, and vanilla (optional) and mix.  If you need it a little thinner, you can add more powder sugar; thinner adds a tiny bit of milk at a time.
  • I like to poke a few small holes in the top of the cake before icing, so the icing gets down into the cake.  You don’t’ have to; put the icing on top of it and allow it to sit for awhile or until the icing has hardened.
  • Enjoy!
Honey Bun Cake Recipe

Thankfully, my Thankfully, I agree on the honey bun cake because our tastes in coffee are very different.  I like the brewed coffee, like Folgers Gourmet coffees,while my husband is a plain old coffee drinker.  I don’t know how he doesn’t’ love flavored coffee; it’s beyond me, but we have figured it out.  Folders not only make amazing coffee, plain or gourmet, but you can grab it in both K-Cups and traditional ground coffee.

It’s all the flavors so many of us love—a gourmet cup of coffee without a hefty price tag—that keeps many of us away from drinking the gourmet stuff!  It’s just in time for the holidays too, so grab some Folder’s Gourmet Selections® and make this Honey Bun Cake recipe to share with your loved one on Christmas morning!  Start making new memories and traditions.

Honey Bun Cake Recipe

Honey Bun Cake

Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )
Serves: 5-8 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 500 calories 10 fat

Ingredients

  • ake:
  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Icing:
  • 2 cup powder sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional, I like better without but most prefer vanilla in their homemade frosting)

Instructions

Cake:
    1. Preheat over to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x13 pan with cooking spray or grease and flour.
    2. In a large mixing bowl (I used the mixing bowl to my KitchenAid Mixer) combine the cake mix, eggs, oil and sour cream. Use your KitchenAid mixer or electric mixer to mix ingredients together by starting out on the on low and slowly increasing to medium. Mix for about 2 minutes or until everything is mixed well.
    3. Spread 1/2 of the batter into your prepared pan.
    4. In a small-medium mixing bowl combine the brown sugar and cinnamon and mix thoroughly.
    5. Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture over the batter in the prepared pan.
    6. Spread the other half of the batter on top of the brown sugar mixture. Be careful doing this, do the best you can to keep the cake and brown sugar layered.
    7. Bake for about 30 minutes or until cake is a golden brown color and cake is toothpick done.
Icing:
  1. In a small mixing bowl combine powder sugar, milk, and vanilla (optional) and mix. If you need it a little thicker you can add more powder sugar; thinner adds a tiny bit of milk at a time.
  2. I like to poke a few small holes in the top of the cake before icing, so the icing gets down into the cake. You don’t’ have it, total up to you can put the icing on the top of the cake and allow the cake to sit for about an hour or until icing has hardened.
  3. Enjoy!
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18 comments

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Saegan Michelle Anderson December 27, 2015 - 5:02 pm

i’ve never of of honey bun cake before but it looks amazing i’ll have to try it!

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debbiewelchert December 27, 2015 - 2:01 pm

Wow, these sound and look like such a simple recipe to make. What a great treat these would make for my family.

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alicia szemon December 27, 2015 - 10:48 am

what a yummy combination!

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rainbowwing December 26, 2015 - 7:44 pm

it sounds very tasty

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krissie December 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm

i love honey bun and cake but never heard of honey bun cake

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lauriedamrose December 24, 2015 - 2:27 pm

Looks easy to make!Thank you for the recipe.

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Sherry Fram December 23, 2015 - 6:58 pm

Sounds delicious! Will have to give it a try!

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Nicole Carter Weasley December 23, 2015 - 7:00 am

This looks absolutely delicious! A must try for me!

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Sandra Watts December 23, 2015 - 12:42 am

So yummy and moist looking.

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Tara December 22, 2015 - 11:29 am

This sounds delish! Can’t wait to try it!

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zee December 21, 2015 - 12:35 pm

totally true I’m a traditional person and mocatchino is my best ♥

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Christina Strapp December 20, 2015 - 11:55 pm

This sounds so good and very easy to make. I need to try this for my family

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Zoey December 20, 2015 - 9:25 pm

I’ve never had a honey bun cake before, but this looks delicious!

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lisa December 20, 2015 - 1:34 pm

Wow that sounds delicious. I have never tasted this cake before. I will be, soon! Thanks for the recipe.

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Kim Holliday December 20, 2015 - 8:07 am

I ? the Honey Bun recipe! It’s so easy and my family devours it.

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Linda Manns Linneman December 20, 2015 - 7:21 am

The honey bun cake sounds so good. I think I’ll make this for Christmas morning for the family> Thank you so much for sharing this good recipe

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Mai Tran December 20, 2015 - 3:03 am

Chia Tea Spiced Cupcakes look adorable! I’d love to make them and this honey bun cake for Christmas garthering! Thanks for sharing.

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Sally Wilsey December 20, 2015 - 2:27 am

I really like the honey bun cake recipe. I love honey buns and this would be a two in one for me.

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