Sock-It-To-Me Bundt Cake

sock it to me cake
Diana Rattray
  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 12 Servings
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The phrase "sock it to me" was popular in the late 1960s and 1970s. It was a phrase used in several songs and was often featured in the comedy show, "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In."

This popular cake is made with a cake mix, sour cream, cinnamon, and pecans, along with other ingredients. This is a nice cake to take along to a potluck or serve as a coffee cake. 

The cake would be delicious even without the glaze. Just sift some plain powdered sugar over the cake before serving.

What You'll Need

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 teaspoons
  • ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons
  • brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 8 ounces
  • sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar or more brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup 
  • powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons
  • milk or light cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon
  • vanilla extract

How to Make It

1. Generously grease and flour a Bundt cake pan. Heat the oven to 375° F (190° C/Gas 5).

2. In a small bowl mix 2 tablespoons of the dry cake mix with the cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, and the chopped pecans; set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, combine the cake mix with the sour cream, eggs,  vegetable oil,  1/4 cup of sugar (granulated or brown sugar), and water. Beat on low speed until well blended.

  Beat on high speed for 2 minutes longer.

4. Pour about two-thirds of the batter (about 3 cups) into the prepared Bundt cake pan. Sprinkle the cinnamon and pecan mixture in the center of the batter and carefully drop and spread remaining batter evenly over the pecan mixture.

5. Bake the cake for 35 to 45 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a rack for 25 minutes. Carefully remove from pan.


  1. In a small bowl combine the powdered sugar, milk or cream, and vanilla. Blend thoroughly, adding more milk or cream, as needed to make a thin glaze. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake.