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Honey Bun Cake

"I take along recipe cards to hand out when I bring this moist, fluffy cake to school socials," writes Kathy Mayo from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. "It always goes quickly."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    20 servings


  • 1 package yellow or white cake mix (regular size)
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, combine dry cake mix, egg whites, sour cream and applesauce. Beat on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • Pour half into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over batter. Cover with remaining batter; cut through with a knife to swirl. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For glaze, combine confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth; drizzle over warm cake.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 185 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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