Pumpkin Honeybun Cupcakes

If you’re looking for a warm fall cozy recipe this is the one! It’ \s so warm and delicious and has elements of a honeybun with the soft fluffiness of a cupcake. I totally recommend it and the best part? Is that is uses a BOXED CAKE MIX! So win win on the fast and easy aspect. I adapted this recipe by Bunny’s Warm Oven and it’s definitely a keeper!


Cupcake batter Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 box classic yellow Duncan Hines cake mix

Brown sugar walnut filling Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

Honeybun glaze Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of the pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tbsp heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl make pumpkin spice mix by adding cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, ground ginger, allspice and mix well.
  3. in a medium bowl add 1/2 cup of melted butter, 2 1/2 tsp of the pumpkin pie spice mix that you made earlier, 3/4 cup pumpkin purée, 1/2 cup sour cream, 4 eggs and mix well.
  4. Add in the box cake mix and mix well.
  5. In a small bowl add brown sugar, walnuts and 1/2 tbsp of the pumpkin pie spice mix and mix well.
  6. Line a cupcake tin with liners, add some cupcake mix, sprinkle the walnut brown sugar mixture and then top with more cake batter. Repeat for all the cupcake.
  7. Bake the cupcakes for 20 min or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean
  8. In the meantime make the honeybun glaze and place glaze into a ziploc bag for easy glazing.
  9. When the cupcakes come out of the oven pipe a thin drizzle of the glaze onto the hot cupcakes and spread glaze with the back of a spoon.
  10. Enjoy warm or cooled down!

Recipe adapted from: https://bunnyswarmoven.net/pumpkin-honey-bun-cake/?epik=dj0yJnU9OGNxM2tzc0diWm1GRlJqazBQODVzMzNsUDVaOW4taWImcD0wJm49TndhbDRMNld3WVJKbVdDQUVkVUdVdyZ0PUFBQUFBR0JTb1pz

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