Thursday, July 24, 2014

Honey Bun Cake and a little giveaway

Honey Bun Cake

Yes it's been over a month since I’ve been back to this little space on the Internet. I took a month off. Yes I did. I’m totally allowed.

I truly enjoyed the last 4 weeks when I was at home. Work, well work is another story. Did I mention that I work full time? Yes, yes I do. 31 years at the same company. I have never been busier during these past 31 years as I am right now. I'm working like a crazy woman. So tired at the end of the day that blogging was the last thing on my mind.

I didn’t do a whole lot of baking. I didn’t use my oven very much.

I did hang outside a lot. I worked in my garden. I caught 3 woodchucks that ate all of my cucumbers and zucchini. I was so mad. Still am. They have been relocated far, far away from my garden the litter buggers.

I spent quite a few nights by the fire. I took some photos. I grilled a lot, I lazed about, I read, I met a friend from Georgia, I had a 4th of July party, I got a pedicure, I wore flip flops all the time.

I enjoyed it all. Really I did.

I’m back now. I have some pretty pictures to share with you all as well as some delicious food.

Sorry I was away for so long, but I needed this time.

Did you miss me?? I missed you all.

So in addition to this Honey Bun Cake recipe I’m having a little giveaway. It’s just a small one. It involves pampering. Who doesn’t need more of that in their lives right? Scroll to the end to read more on the giveaway.

Now on to this cake. This cake is your perfect morning cake to go with a cup of coffee or a bug cuppa tea. It's moist and soft and covered in a sticky glaze that really is like eating a big sticky bun! My kids loved it!

Honey Bun Cake 1

Honey Bun Cake
recipe adapted from The Country Cook
Printable recipe
1 box yellow cake mix
3/4 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
8oz container sour cream

For filling:
1 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon

2 cups powdered sugar
4 Tablespoons milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick spray and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

In the bowl of a mixer, combine cake mix, oil, eggs , and sour cream. Beat on low speed for a few seconds, then on medium just until batter is fully combined and all large lumps are gone. (about a minute)

Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Spread evenly (batter will be thick). Sprinkle all of the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture evenly across the surface. Cover with remaining cake batter, spreading evenly (spreading can be a bit difficult because the batter is thick — if some of the topping shows through or ends up mixed in with the top layer, it’s totally fine). Bake cake for about 30-40 minutes, until center is set.

Make the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, milk , and vanilla in a medium bowl. Pour over  the warm cake and spread evenly. Glaze will set as it cools.

The Giveaway.

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1 lucky winner will be chosen. Contest only open to folks in the USA.

Answer this question:

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Giveaway ends on Wednesday, July 30th midnight eastern standard time.