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A piece of a honey bun cake on a napkin.

Blueberry Honey Bun Cake

The Blueberry Honey Bun Cake could not wait another second. It had to be made immediately. From a cake mix!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword easy breakfast recipes, easy cake recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 350kcal


For the cake:

  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 large eggs

For the filling:

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup blueberries

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Measure 2 teaspoons of the dry cake mix and place in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Place the remaining cake mix, sour cream, vegetable oil, water, and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until incorporated. Increase the speed to medium and beat until the mixture lightens and is smooth, about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  • For the filling, drizzle the honey across the top of the batter. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans. Sprinkle the mixture evenly on top of the honey and swirl into the cake batter with a butter knife.
  • Place the blueberries in the bowl with the reserved cake mix and toss to coat. Sprinkle the blueberries on top of the batter and place cake in the oven.
  • Bake until the top springs back when lightly pressed with a finger, about 40-45 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let the cake cool while you prepare the glaze. (I did not glaze the cake myself.)
  • For the glaze, place the powdered sugar in a small bowl and whisk in the milk and vanilla until smooth. Spoon the glaze over the warm cake and serve.


Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 267mg | Potassium: 86mg | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1.1mg