Thursday, January 14, 2016

~ Sock It To Me Cake ~

Many of you probably remember this cake ~ I don't even remember how old the recipe is. In the past, it's always been printed on the Duncan Hines Cake Mix box but I haven't seen it lately. It's a wonderful coffee cake or serve it with tea anytime. Very easy and delish!

1 box Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Cake Mix
2 T. brown sugar
2  tsp. cinnamon
1  c. finely chopped pecans
4  large eggs
1  c. sour cream
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1/4 c. water
1/4 c. sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 10 inch tube or Bundt pan with Baker's Joy.

Combine 2 T. cake mix, brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans in a small bowl. Set aside.

Combine remaining cake mix, eggs, sour cream, vegetable oil, water and sugar in a large
mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for 4 minutes, clearing the sides
and bottom of the bowl a couple of times to ensure all ingredients are well mixed.

Pour 2/3 of the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with pecan mixture. Spoon the remaining
batter evenly over pecans.

Bake 30 - 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 

Cool cake on wire rack 25 minutes. Remove cake from pan and cool completely.

I make a glaze with powdered sugar and 1/2 & 1/2 and drizzle over cooled cake.  Enjoy!

As an fyi, the batter settled in a weird way, making the brown sugar mixture form a weird pattern. Didn't affect the taste though!  :)

. Joining ~ 


  1. This looks amazing!
    Thank you so much for sharing...
    I'd love a piece right now. : )

  2. Oh I haven't made one of these in FOREVER! Stop! You're making me hungry! LOL

  3. This looks delicious! I love a coffee cake made with sour cream and I never thought to use half and half instead of milk for a powdered sugar icing! Great tip!

  4. I haven't made this in so long, Pat, and now I'm craving a piece, since yours looks sooooo good! Wish I could share a slice with you this afternoon! xo

  5. Yummy!! OK, I have a confession....we are strictly homemade cooks here but a few months ago I needed a cake on the go. I grabbed one of these cakes at Tom Thumb of all places. It was amazing!

  6. I DO remember this cake and I still make it every once in awhile!!! It is SO good!!!!

  7. Oh man, that certainly looks amazing! I will have to give it a try!

  8. Have never heard of the Sock It To Me Cake before, Pat. It looks soft and YUMMY! It kind of resembles a marble fudge cake, doesn't it?

    A happy weekend to you.


  9. Yummy, wish I had a big slice of that cake with my morning coffee:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  10. Hi Pat,
    Hope you are enjoying these beautiful days we are having this week. We would just love your Sock It To Me Cake, this is one of my best friends favorite cake. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. I haven't thought about that recipe in years, but it sounds so good! I might have to make this again!

    Thank you so much for the was so lovely.

    Warm hugs,


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