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The Best Pumpkin Honey Bun Cake Recipe

A delicious pumpkin cake with a brown sugar and pecan filling and topped with a sweet glaze.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time42 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 2 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Dessert Recipe, Pumpkin, Pumpkin dessert
Servings: 15
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Camille Beckstrand


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, beat cake mix, oil, eggs, sour cream, pumpkin and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the pumpkin pie spice with electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • Spread half of the batter in the prepared pan (about 2 1/4 cups).
  • In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, pecans and remaining 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice; sprinkle evenly over batter in pan. Carefully pour and spread remaining batter evenly over brown sugar mixture.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 38 to 42 minutes or until the cake is a deep golden brown color and/or a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove cake from oven.
  • In another small bowl, stir powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until thin enough to spread over cake. Carefully spread powdered sugar mixture over warm cake. Cool completely (takes about 1 hour). Store covered.


Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 2018IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg