Honey Bun Coffee Cake

Honey Bun Coffee Cake



  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk (I use almond milk)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour 9 x 13-inch pan.
  2. Cake: In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, oil and sour cream. Stir by hand until large lumps are gone. There will still be some lumps but that’s okay.
  3. Pour half the batter into the pan.
  4. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl, mixing together well.
  5. Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture over the batter in the pan, making sure that the mixture is sprinkled to the edges of the pan.
  6. Carefully spread the remaining batter on top.
  7. Use a butter knife and swirl it all through the batter.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean. Meanwhile, make the Topping.
  9. Topping: Mix confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and milk, using a whisk to make sure that it is very smooth.
  10. As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, pour the confectioners' sugar mixture over the hot cake.
  11. Wait for 15 minutes before cutting the cake.