Honey Bun Cake

honey bun
This is my family’s very favorite coffee cake. The boys prefer it without the pecans, but I love the texture of the nuts as part of the filling. Either way, it’s a wonderful cake. Honey Bun Cake
1 yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1/3 cup water
3/4 cup oil
1 cup sour cream
Filling:
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 Tbs. cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Topping:
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Icing: 
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbs. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (325 degrees F if using a glass baking pan) Combine cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat ingredients for 2 minutes, scraping bowl half way through. Meanwhile, combine filling and topping ingredients and reserve.
Pour half of the prepared cake batter into a greased 9 x 13. Sprinkle prepared filling mixture over the batter, then pour the remaining batter over the top of the filling. Using a knife, pull it through the cake mix to create a swirly pattern. Sprinkle prepared topping over the top of the batter.
Bake cake, uncovered, on center rack of oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
While cake is baking, combine icing ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Pour over cake immediately after it comes out of the oven. While the cake is still hot, cover with foil and let cool.

Let’s Get You Cookin’,
Chef Alli

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Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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I just found my recipe for our next MOPS meeting in Abilene!

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