Tuesday, January 19, 2016


Okay, I confess. When I was ready to leave Hillcrest, there was still one piece of this Honey Bun Cake left in the pan and I took it back home with me. I couldn't help it. It is soooooo good.

I had shared another recipe for Honey Bun Cake from a different Amish cookbook with my friend Janice to make when our canasta group came over to her house. It was really good tasting, but she wouldn't let me take a picture of it. She had followed the recipe and the glaze was so thin she ended up adding a whole bunch more powdered sugar. Then she ended up making a cream cheese frosting to put on top to hide the holes she had made.

After I got home I found this other recipe in my The Farmhouse Kitchen cookbook from Justin & Naomi Miller. While similar, it was different. I decided to give it a try and take it to Hillcrest to share. I ended up giving her the piece I had brought home from Hillcrest and she liked it better.


1       yellow cake mix
3/4  cup oil
4      eggs
1       teaspoon vanilla
8      oz. sour cream

1       cup brown sugar
1       tablespoon cinnamon

2       cups powdered sugar
4       tablespoons milk
1        teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a jelly roll pan (10 x 15 - inches)

Mix together the ingredients for the cake.

Spread into the jelly roll pan. (I put spoonful around the pan and then spread them together. Always leave a little bit in the bowl to add where it is needed to fill in a hole.)

Combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the top of the cake batter.

Swirl with spatula or knife.

Bake for 40 - 50 minutes. (I used a stoneware jelly roll pan so my cake was done in 25 minutes. I would strongly suggest checking your cake after 20 - 25 minutes. Their cooking time seems too long for me.)

Prepare glaze and 
pour on cake as soon as you take it out of the oven.


  1. sounds pretty good and easy without taking a lot of time to accomplish. thank you

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  3. That cake looks delicious. That cake with coffee would be a great breakfast or brunch. If I have a yellow cake mix, I am going to bake it tomorrow.

    1. Great! It is really delicious. Enjoy! Patricia

  4. Made this tonight for my husband birthday tomorrow, September 22. I will reply again with his thoughts of his Honey Bun Cake.

    1. Happy birthday to your husband. Hope he enjoys it. Patricia