This Honey Bun Coffee Cake recipe takes a box of yellow cake mix and adds a couple extra ingredients to turn it into a delicious breakfast or dessert treat. This coffee cake is perfect served with a tall glass of milk or hot cup of coffee.
Honey Bun Coffee Cake
Barbara picked up this recipe for a coffee cake that tastes just like a honey bun at a pitch-in at work. Someone made it and photo-copied the recipe for everyone to take home. What a great idea, right? A fun way to share some of those recipes that are always a hit at parties and potlucks!
Her kids love honey buns, just like we did when we were younger. This honey bun coffee cake recipe with buttermilk is easy to make and a real step above those pastries found in the grocery store check out or gas station!
This was a great recipe to make with kids. The steps are all relatively easy including taking a butter-knife to swirl the cinnamon sugar layer. They ate this for breakfast, and everyone cleaned their plates. But, Barbara said it won her wife of year because her husband said they could use this as his birthday cake from here on out.
How to Make Honey Bun Coffee Cake
Full recipe can be found at the bottom of this post.
Grease and flour a 9-x-13-inch cake pan. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, oil, and buttermilk. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar. Pour half of the cake mixture into the prepared cake pan. Top with half of the cinnamon and sugar mix. Pour remaining cake mix into the pan, followed by remaining cinnamon and sugar mix. Take butter knife and swirl cinnamon and sugar mixture into the cake batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Once cake is out of the oven, mix the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla into a smooth glaze and top the warm cake.
This Honey Bun Coffee Cake recipe takes a box of yellow cake mix and adds a couple extra ingredients to turn it into a delicious breakfast or dessert treat.
- 1 15.25 oz. box yellow cake mix
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix cake mix, eggs, oil and buttermilk together in a large bowl; set aside.
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
Grease and flour a 9x13-inch cake pan; pour half the cake batter in pan.
Top batter with half of cinnamon/sugar mixture, followed by remaining cake batter and ending with remaining cinnamon/sugar mixture.
Take a butter knife and swirl sugar mixture into the cake batter.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Mix together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla; pour glaze over cake while it is still warm.