Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sock It To Me Cake

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I was inspired by a visit to Panera Bread the other day. They have a coffee cake that has a snow top of powdered sugar and packaged to make a beautiful gift for the holidays. But it does cost $14.99 and it doesn't have any nuts in it. That made me think of this old recipe for a great moist bundt cake with streusel in the middle. It is made with a Duncan Hines butter cake mix and it would make a great present. Perhaps you could save enough by baking the cake to afford to present it in an inexpensive cake saver.

I found this recipe many places but in my search I found it in two great recipe blogs. One had the recipe below and the other had this beautiful picture. The recipe came from a blog called "Something's Burning." You can find it under Interesting Links on the right hand side of this blog. The other blog that had the MOST beautiful picture is listed on the right under Blogs I Follow. It is called The Martha Initiative. Here is the cake.

Sock It To Me Cake

1 pkg. yellow cake mix
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 pint (8 oz.) sour cream
1/2 cup white, granulated sugar
4 eggs
4 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Mix cake mix, oil, sour cream, white sugar. Add eggs one at at time and beat well. Meanwhile, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts together. Grease and flour a bundt pan or tube pan and pour a layer of cake mixture and a layer of brown sugar mixture alternately. Do not let brown sugar touch sides of pan on the top. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove to rack to finish cooling.


  1. This is a fabulous cake. The first one I had 20 plus years ago was given to me as a hostess gift. I probably have made 50 of these and am never disappointed. Thanks for the wonderful reminder. Remember the Better Than Sex Cake? That is also great.

  2. I confess to never having had a Better Than Sex Cake, but now I feel I MUST give it a try!