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Honey Bun Cake

Ingredients 

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix (about 15.25 ounces)
  • 4 large eggs
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces sour cream

FOR THE STREUSEL:

  • ½ cup finely packed brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

FOR THE GLAZE:

  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat together the cake mix, eggs, oil, water, vanilla and sour cream. Mix for about 2 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon.
  • Pour half of the cake batter in the prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle half of the sugar mixture over the batter.
  • Spread the remaining cake batter in the pan, then top with the remaining streusel.
  • Gently swirl the batter with a knife.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the cake tests done.
  • To make the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, cream and vanilla extract until you have a drizzling consistency. Add a tablespoon or two more cream if needed.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the warm cake.
  • Serve with ice cream if desired. It’s excellent with cinnamon or even caramel based ice cream!

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