Sunday, August 19, 2012


My husband's grandmother passed away this week. It wasn't unexpected, but it's never easy. We are comforted that she is no longer in pain and is finally with her husband. I have many fond memories of my husband's grandparents (taking them shopping at Walmart, painting their living room, hearing the story of how they met when he ruined her new white shoes) and I will never forget the way his grandmother called everyone "honeybun." When my husband would talk to his friends about his grandmother and they would ask, "Which one?" He'd always respond, "Honeybun." Everyone knew her as this feisty (and sometimes nagging, "Ivan...") woman who knew what she wanted. She will be missed by all.

In honor of Honeybun......

Honeybun Cake

Oven 325

1 box yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup light brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine cake mix, eggs, sour cream, and oil until well blended; set aside. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Spread half of the cake mixture into a 9 x13 cake pan. Sprinkle with half of the brown sugar mix, covering the entire cake.

Spread the rest of the cake batter over and top with the remaining brown sugar mix. Use a knife and swirl the batter. Bake at 325 for 45-50 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.

Make the glaze: combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth and pour over the hot cake (right when it comes out of the oven).

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