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Springtime Easter Honey Bun Cake


Honey Bun Cake isn’t just for dessert this Easter. It’s a delicious addition to any breakfast or snack. You’ll want to spring into a new season with a revived ooey-gooey treat, egg-cellent for rounding off your Easter family celebration. The best part is this sweet delight is more effortless than preparing honey buns from scratch. A few ingredients, bake, then glaze, and you’ll have a cake every bunny will love!

This Honey Bun Cake will have you hopping this season because it will be the star of your Easter table. Whether you treat it like breakfast or dessert you’ll be loving these easy baking tips.

Easy Peasy Pleasy Tips

  • I love how easy this cake is to prepare. There are only 10 ingredients, any you probably already have most in your pantry. Keep a box of yellow cake mix on hand and you are all set when the cravings arrive for this delectable recipe.
  • Follow the ingredients and the directions from this recipe. Disregard the directions on the cake mix box.
  • Pour the icing on the cake while it’s still hot but let the cake cool before cutting. This Honey Bun Cake is beyond easy to cut and makes pretty, individual servings.
  • It’s a great make-ahead cake and you can always heat up each serving for a few seconds in the microwave to have a warm piece of yummy goodness.

For more great recipes from the “What’s Cookin’ Cookbook”, checkout the links below.

More Recipes Perfect for Easter

Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs
Orange Spice Glazed Carrots
Green Bean Bundle Casserole
Potato Salad
Macaroni Salad
Monkey Bread
Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole

Honey Bun Cake


  • 1 box Super Moist yellow cake mix
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 13 x 9-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, oil, water, eggs, and sour cream with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then on medium speed for 2 minutes. Spread half of the batter into pan. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle evenly over batter in pan. Carefully spread remaining batter over brown sugar mixture. Bake 44-48 minutes until deep golden brown. In a small bowl, stir powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla together to make a smooth icing. Pour over cake while it’s still hot. Optional: Add 1/3 cup chopped pecans to brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.


Thank you to Robin Smith and Kristin Scott for a great Honey Bun Cake Recipe. There are over 800 recipes in the “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2,” all submitted by employees and customers. Proceeds from the sales go to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help feed people across the state. You can purchase the cookbooks for $20 at any First Security Bank location.

For more recipes from the cookbook, click here.

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Well-known Arkansas food writer and recipe creator Lacie Ring was born and raised right here in Arkansas. Although her husband’s military career took them around the world, he and Lacie settled back in their home state. Lacie blogs at www.easypeasypleasy.com where she creates easy and delicious recipes for busy families. She is also a recipe creator and food photographer for brands local to Arkansas and abroad. In her spare time, Lacie enjoys spending time with her son and husband camping and enjoying the outdoors.

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