Honey Bun Cake – tender and soft yellow cake made from scratch with a flavorful and warm middle layer and finished off with a vanilla glaze. A holiday cake that reminds you of a cinnamon roll but in a cake kind!
How was your Thanksgiving Day celebration? I hope you had a merry one. Beyond all the cheery laughter and feast, Thanksgiving Day had me all teary-eyed as I seem back on all the factors that I have been thankful for. I came waaay also far to get to exactly where I am proper now. And up right up until now, I still couldn’t feel that I’m living the life that utilized to be just a dream.
Like my mom would say, every day should be celebrated to completely take pleasure in the procedure. So even if it’s currently post Thanksgiving and all, I want to share with you with this simple and heavenly Honey Bun Cake to celebrate all the wins in our lives – be it massive or small wins!
Honey Bun Cake Recipe From Scratch
This cake is as sweet as it sounds. It will remind you of your precious childhood holidays. I indicate what’s much better than a cinnamon roll in a cake kind on a cold season? Absolutely nothing! It’s like two of the best baked treats rolled into one.
Although most recipes would call for employing a yellow cake box combine, I choose this time to make it from scratch – you know celebrating each and every procedure. But if you’re pressed with time, please really feel totally free to use the box cake mix, I won’t judge.
You don’t have to be concerned. The cake base here is rather simple to make employing pantry-staple components. In fact, you **possibly** would never ever ever use that boxed yellow cake combine once more. Initial, you have to cream the butter, sugar and oil till its fluffy and relatively white. To obtain a better crumb and texture, I also added a sour cream to the sugar and butter mixture.
Stir in the eggs a single at a time while beating. And for the last part, you sift and stir in the flour, salt, baking powder into the batter and, finally, pour in two teaspoons of vanilla extract to bump up the flavor.
As for the middle layer, I went an additional mile to make positive it is effectively-spiced. Most recipes would only get in touch with for sugar and cinnamon, but I totally enjoy incorporating some warm spices into it to stability out the sweetness. I added one/two teaspoon every single of nutmeg, cloves and allspice and 1/four teaspoon of ground ginger spice. See how flavorful that middle layer is? It’s the ideal you’ll ever have.
How to make glaze for cake?
Considering that there’s already a bit far more sweetness going on right here with the yellow cake and the middle layer, I made a decision to go for a thinner vanilla glaze on best. I have to lower back the sugar from 2 cups to a cup given that I want to highlight that sweet and warm spices in the middle layer and not the icing vanilla glaze on leading.
To make the glaze, merely mix with each other the sugar, milk, melted butter and vanilla and modify to your preferred consistency. Glaze must be thick sufficient to hold itself collectively when you pour it more than on prime of the honey bun cake.
If you feel nuts would be a wonderful filling, go ahead and include a cup of your preferred chopped nuts. Or if you want to entirely cover the entire cake best with vanilla glaze, please do so. I believe cakes make the sweetest memories and they are meant t be eaten the way you want it.
Want far more decadent cakes for the holidays or on regular days? Consider this Rum Cake or this epic listing of Effortless Holiday Cakes.