April 15, 2017

{Coconut} Honey Bun Cake

On the Menu Today~
{Coconut} Honey Bun Cake

{Coconut} Honey Bun Cake,
gets it's delicious coconut flavor from coconut extract.
Sour cream, eggs and vegetable oil makes this boxed cake mix super moist.
brown sugar/coconut 'swirl' is made up of brown sugar,
cinnamon, coconut and pecans.
You can adjust the amounts of the brown sugar/coconut 'swirl'
in this recipe according to your family's taste.

For a less sweet swirl, decrease brown sugar by a 1/4 cup.
If you like more pecans than coconut,
decrease coconut to 1/2 cup and increase pecans to 3/4 cup.
If your family doesn't like coconut, don't add it,
use vanilla extract instead of the coconut extract and
add extra pecans, this cake is very forgiving.

We like to make this delicious cake without the 'swirl' and
serve slices of cake with macerated strawberries.
So Good!

{Coconut} Honey Bun Cake

  • 1 (15.25 oz) package yellow cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
Cooking Directions
  1. Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan, set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 325º. In a large bowl combine cake mix, eggs, sour cream, oil, coconut extract and honey. With an electric mixer, beat on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Batter will be thick.
  3. Pour in enough batter to cover the bottom of the pan.
  4. Mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, coconut and pecans. 
  5. Sprinkle evenly over batter in pan.
  6. Pour the rest of the cake batter over the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  7. Bake at 325º for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove the cake from oven, let cool in pan for 5 minutes.
  8. Remove cake from pan, cool on wire rack.
  9. In a large bowl, mix together powdered sugar, half and half and coconut extract. Drizzle glaze over cake while cake is still warm.

Macerated Strawberries

  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, optional
Cooking Directions
  1. Wash, hull, and slice strawberries.
  2. Place into a large glass bowl.
  3. Stir in sugar and balsamic vinegar, if using.
  4. Allow to stand for 30 minutes for strawberries to release their natural juices,
  5. but not so long that they begin to become mushy
  6. Spoon over cake, waffles, pancakes, ice cream.
Cake, Cake Mix, Honey, Dessert, Pecans Strawberry, Sugar, Coconut
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