I am always in a breakfast rut. I want to make so many of the incredible recipes I see, but with school and homework and the demands of my kids, time just isn’t there to be baking from scratch right now. A few weeks ago I saw a recipe for Honey Bun Cake from Chocolate, Chocolate and More, a blog which I love, but have not had a chance to bake any of the many recipes I see on there. It looked so easy and delicious that I went out and bought a yellow cake mix just so I could make this Honey Bun Coffee Cake!
It is supposed to be reminiscent of the honey bun pastries that you get individually packed from Little Debbies or one of those companies. I vaguely remember what they taste like, and from what I remember, this is similar in taste. I can say for sure though, that this cake is super ooey gooey moist, because the glaze seeps down into the cake as it sits, permeating every nook and cranny with sweet honey goodness. Couple that with the cinnamon sugar ribbon running through it and I was in heaven! This is a super simple cake, and some of the changes I made to the recipe were to help myself (because I figured I would not be able to just have one piece, I was right), and cut back on calories. It still produced a light, moist, rich, wonderful, flavorful cake that is a masterpiece unto itself, not quite cake, not quite coffee cake, just honey bun perfection.
This whips up in like 5 minutes, and I made it the night before, and it was perfect for breakfast the next day. And snack. And dessert. Enjoy!