Pound Cake Sticky Buns

I have no words to describe how insanely good these are.


They are so good, in fact, they completely made me forget what shall be forever known as the “burning of the laundry” incident.

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I don’t blame you.  Flaming laundry isn’t exactly something you read about everyday.  It wasn’t me who decided to burn the laundry despite that fact that it is probably the worst chore.  Ever.

I would much rather burn the laundry and wear something new everyday for the rest of my life instead of washing, drying, folding and putting away everything week after week.  After week.  After week.  This time, however, it was my 3 year old.

These buns had just come out of the oven.  The house smelled ah-maze-ing.  I had some water coming to a boil on the stove for dinner.  My son must have brought over a shirt for a reason only he would know, set it on the stove top, and forgot about it.  I don’t know.  He’s three.


I have no idea what I was doing.  Between four kids life gets hectic.  Suddenly I smelled something burning.  My first thought was {this is hilarious} “Dang, there is something burnt on the burner again!”

Next thing I know there are flames shooting up from the burner and the kitchen is filling with smoke.  Before you freak out the flames were like 3 inches high and the fan on the microwave cleared the smoke.

Thanks to my cat like reflexes and amazing sense of smell the kitchen was saved.  The shirt…not so much.  It was a goner.

Moral of the story: don’t have laundry around your house and if you do, make sure you have these on hand.

Pound Cake Sticky Buns
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 1 package Betty Crocker golden pound cake mix
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tblsp active dry yeast
  • 1½ cups very warm water (125-130°)
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup dark corn syrup
  • ¾ cups pecans, coarsely chopped
  1. Mix the cake mix, flour, and yeast in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in the water. The dough may seem dry at first but just keep gently kneading until it comes together.
  3. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes or until the dough becomes puffy. It will not double in size.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375°.
  5. Place the butter in a 13x9 baking dish and melt in the oven. Remove and stir in brown sugar and corn syrup. Sprinkle the pecans over the caramel mixture.
  6. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 15 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and place evenly apart on the caramel mixture.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and immediately invert onto a heatproof tray or serving platter. Let the pan remain over the buns for 1 minute. Remove the pan, spoon any excess caramel from the tray onto the buns.
  9. Serve immediately.

Here is a clip from Studio 5 where I shared how to make these.


  1. I love this story!

    Moral of the story not to have laundry around…yeah, I’ll keep that one under advisement. Lol

    You have 4 kids?! I didnt know that. Right there, you are instantly Super Hero Woman status!

  2. Haha! I hate laundry, and dishes, and basically every repetitive chore a mother must endure! If I could burn the clothes I would! Those buns look good by the way… the sticky ones… sheesh! 😉

  3. Craaaaazy! I am so happy to hear that no one got hurt. The sticky buns look great! Happy holidays to you & your family 🙂

  4. Looks reaaly good! Think you could use pre-made pound cake cut in squares and add that to the sauce in the pan?

  5. Just saw your recipe on twitter, clicked on it, and immediately decided I liked you. Soooo funny! I raised 2 boys and can relate to your story! Besides which, you also had a good recipe! Double score!!

  6. Barbara Peterson says:

    I saw you on KSL TV’s Studio 5 today, April 12. You were great and the Stickey Buns look delish! I’ll try them tomorrow.
    My daughter, Amanda, who was there today also, said you are so funny and delightful. It will be fun to follow your blog.

    • Thank you Barbara! Yes, Amanda and I are like two peas in a pod! It was so fun meeting her. Hope you like the sticky buns and welcome!

  7. Holy yum!!! These look insanely good! Xx

  8. OMG! #1 those sticky buns look wonderful! And making them with Pound cake mix is great! #2 so glad your house didn’t burn down! Have a SAFE and Merry Christmas!


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