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Honey Bun Cake with fork

Honey Bun Cake

Honey Bun Cake - tender and soft yellow cake made from scratch with a flavorful and warm middle layer and finished off with a vanilla glaze. A holiday cake that reminds you of a cinnamon roll but in a cake form!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 - 10 slices
Calories 722kcal
Author Imma


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Streusel Recipe

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger spice

Glaze (for topping)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Pre-heat the oven to 160°C/325°F. Grease a 13 inch x 9 inch pan generously with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Add brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to a small bowl. Thoroughly mix. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl cream together the butter sugar and oil until it’s fluffy and starting to look white – about 3 minutes. Add sour cream and mix for another minute.
  • Stir in the eggs, a little at a time, beating the mixture well between each addition.
  • Sift in the flour, salt and baking powder into the batter, and vanilla extract.
  • Stir well until everything is fully combined. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl.
  • Pour half of the batter into the greased pan. Then Sprinkle about ¾ of the sugar mix over the batter in the pan. Spread the remaining batter evenly over sugar cinnamon mix.
  • Next sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar mix on top of the cake. Make swirls with spoon , if desired.
  • Bake at 325°F. until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean – about 40 minutes.


  • Mix together powdered sugar, milk,  and vanilla, adjust consistency. Glaze should be thick.
  • You may pour glaze over warm honey bun cake or let the cake cool completely then add the glaze.
  • Slice and serve warm or at room temperature.


Calories: 722kcal | Carbohydrates: 105g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 80g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 2.2mg