Cherry Honey Bun Cake

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    Our house is like grand central station. While some might not like the constant rotation of friendly faces, we love it.

    What is better than a Honey Bun Cake? A CHERRY Honey Bun Cake! Yellow cake mix laced with cinnamon, brown sugar and cherry pie filling, drizzled with almond glaze. #honeybuncake www.savoryexperiments.com

    What is better than a Honey Bun Cake? A CHERRY Honey Bun Cake! Yellow cake mix laced with cinnamon, brown sugar and cherry pie filling, drizzled with almond glaze.

    This means I also need to be prepared by having a few staples on hand. One of those staples is Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme Yellow Premium Cake Mix from my local Kroger.

    Of course you can follow the directions and make a delightful cake, but you can also use cake mix to make cookies, dessert dip, pancakes, swirled brownies and more, like my Cherry Honey Bun Cake!

    What is better than a Honey Bun Cake? A CHERRY Honey Bun Cake! Yellow cake mix laced with cinnamon, brown sugar and cherry pie filling, drizzled with almond glaze. #honeybuncake www.savoryexperiments.com

    Oh, honey buns. Delicious coffee cake topped with sweet honey laced icing. Pure bliss. Delightful memories from my childhood.

    Did you also know that a box of Pillsbury Yellow Cake mix can make you a giant honey bun? Yes, you heard me correctly. You can make yourself a delicious honey cake!

    What is better than a Honey Bun Cake? A CHERRY Honey Bun Cake! Yellow cake mix laced with cinnamon, brown sugar and cherry pie filling, drizzled with almond glaze. #honeybuncake www.savoryexperiments.com

    And while the original is a tender, rich, yellow crumb with a ribbon of cinnamon and brown sugar deliciousness, my adaptation brings a new element: cherries! Why? My daughter loves cherries!

    What is better than a Honey Bun Cake? A CHERRY Honey Bun Cake! Yellow cake mix laced with cinnamon, brown sugar and cherry pie filling, drizzled with almond glaze. #honeybuncake www.savoryexperiments.com

    One can of cherry pie filling and vanilla extract swapped with almond extract takes your honey bun cake to the next level.

    The top layer will be the decadent yellow cake you know and love. Mixed with sour cream, eggs and vegetable oil, this will be the moistest cake you’ve ever tasted.

    A ripple of brown sugar and cinnamon, just like the original, is joined by lush cherry pie filling.

    What is better than a Honey Bun Cake? A CHERRY Honey Bun Cake! Yellow cake mix laced with cinnamon, brown sugar and cherry pie filling, drizzled with almond glaze. #honeybuncake www.savoryexperiments.com

    The bottom layer stays a little gooey. When you take your slice out of the pan, the cherry center will collapse, leaving a brilliant red cherry pool on your plate.

    And the glaze, OH THE GLAZE! Pour it on hot and let it harden and crack.

    What is better than a Honey Bun Cake? A CHERRY Honey Bun Cake! Yellow cake mix laced with cinnamon, brown sugar and cherry pie filling, drizzled with almond glaze. #honeybuncake www.savoryexperiments.com

    Cherry Honey Bun Cake can be served for breakfast, brunch, tea time, with coffee, or as dessert, making it the most versatile recipe with cake mix ever! Your family (and your impromptu guests) and will rave and ask you to make it every time they visit.

    These are the types of memories I want to create with our daughter.

    What is better than a Honey Bun Cake? A CHERRY Honey Bun Cake! Yellow cake mix laced with cinnamon, brown sugar and cherry pie filling, drizzled with almond glaze. #honeybuncake www.savoryexperiments.com

    Add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, fresh whipped cream or even a dusting of powdered sugar for an extra special slice of Cherry Honey Bun Cake!

    If you liked this recipe, you might like these other cake recipes using boxed cake mix:

     

    What is better than a Honey Bun Cake? A CHERRY Honey Bun Cake! Yellow cake mix laced with cinnamon, brown sugar and cherry pie filling, drizzled with almond glaze. #honeybuncake www.savoryexperiments.com

     

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    What is better than a Honey Bun Cake? A CHERRY Honey Bun Cake! Yellow cake mix laced with cinnamon, brown sugar and cherry pie filling, drizzled with almond glaze. #honeybuncake www.savoryexperiments.com
    Cherry Honey Bun Cake
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    30 mins
    Total Time
    45 mins
     
    What is better than a Honey Bun Cake? A CHERRY Honey Bun Cake! Yellow cake mix laced with cinnamon, brown sugar and cherry pie filling, drizzled with almond glaze.
    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: honey bun cake
    Servings: 16
    Calories: 410 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    • 1 box Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme Yellow Premium Cake Mix
    • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 4 eggs
    • 8 ounces sour cream
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
    • 21 ounces cherry pie filling
    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 4 tablespoons milk
    • 1 tablespoon almond extract
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, combine Pillsbury Yellow Cake Mix with vegetable oil, eggs and sour cream. Stir until just combined. Do not over mix.
    3. Spread half of the mixture into prepared 9x13 baking dish.
    4. Evenly sprinkle brown sugar mixture over batter. Top with cherry pie filling, spreading all the way to the edges.
    5. Spread remaining batter over cherry pie filling.
    6. Using a toothpick or butter knife, swirl around to mix it all in good.
    7. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Top might start to brown, loosely over with aluminum foil.
    8. Meanwhile, whisk together powdered sugar, almond extract and milk.
    9. Pour icing over cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.
    10. Set aside for 30 minutes, or until icing starts to set. You can refrigerate to speed up the process.
    11. Slice and serve!
    12. If you've tried this recipe, please come back and leave us a comment!

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    Nutrition Facts
    Cherry Honey Bun Cake
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 410 Calories from Fat 135
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 15g 23%
    Saturated Fat 11g 55%
    Cholesterol 48mg 16%
    Sodium 263mg 11%
    Potassium 117mg 3%
    Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
    Sugars 42g
    Protein 3g 6%
    Vitamin A 4.6%
    Vitamin C 1.8%
    Calcium 11.7%
    Iron 6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Check out even more delicious and easy summer baking ideas from Pillsbury on Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme Yellow Premium Cake Mix.

    What is better than a Honey Bun Cake? A CHERRY Honey Bun Cake! Yellow cake mix laced with cinnamon, brown sugar and cherry pie filling, drizzled with almond glaze. #honeybuncake www.savoryexperiments.com

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