Sock It to Me Cake

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Serves: 12-16,Yield: 1.0cake
  • About This Recipe

    “This most delicious recipe is straight off the back of the Duncan Hines cake mix box, but any good cake mix will do.”


  • 1 (18ounce) packagesbutter recipe cake mix or 1 (18ounce) packages yellow cake mix
  • 4eggs
  • 1cupsour cream
  • 1/3 cupvegetable oil
  • 1/4 cupwater
  • 1/4 cupsugar
  • Streusel Filling

  • 2tablespoonscake mix( reserved)
  • 2tablespoonsbrown sugar
  • 2teaspoonscinnamon, ground
  • 1cupnuts, finely chopped
  • Glaze

  • 1cupconfectioners’ sugar
  • 1 -2tablespoonmilk
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Grease and flour a 10-inch tube or bundt pan.
  • For streusel filling, combine 2 tablespoons cake mix, brown sugar, and cinnamon in mediumbowl; stir in pecans.
  • For cake, combine remaining cake mix, eggs, sour cream, oil, water, and sugar in a bowl.
  • Beat at medium speed with electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  • Pour two-thirds of batter into pan, sprinkle struesel filling.
  • Spoonremaining batter over filling.
  • Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpickinserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan 25 minutes, and invert onto aserving plate, and then cool completely.
  • For glaze combine confectioners’sugar and milk in a small bowl.
  • Stir until smooth, and then drizzle onto cake.
  • Reviews

  • “I love this cake and was raised on it.It’s so easy!Here’s what my mom did that makes it even quicker and not quite so sweet. (At least the glaze part.) For the filling: Get rid of the nuts and cake mix and use 3 T of brown sugar and 1 T of cinnamon. When the cake is ready to go into the oven, take a knife and cut the cake batter up and down all the way around the bundt pan. This makes the filling swirl just a bit and keeps the cake from falling apart at the filling line. For the glaze: Just sift powdered sugar over the top.”

  • “This was my grandmother’s recipe as well. Well, she got it from a friend. And we always call it “Mrs. Harris’ cake”!
    I use 1/2 cup vegetable oil and add vanilla. I also do not use cinnamon.
    For variety, I also use a sour cream topping – sr cream, sugar, vanilla and add just to the top.”

  • “I sell this cake at my job because my coworker’s enjoy so much. I will say that I have embellished this recipe by adding more sugar and vanilla flavoring and it comes out even better.”

  • “My mother-in-law introduced me to this cake several years ago. She has passed on now & was a wonderfull cook, I want my kids to rember her so this is kinda of her signature cake. I miss her so much.”

  • “Very moist cake.Would be nice with coffee.Thanks for posting.”

  • “I made this cake today and was really pleased with the results.This will make a great coffee cake type of breakfast item.I did put cinnamon in the glaze as I love anything with cinnamon.Thanks for sharing.”

  • “My co-worker had a grandmother who recently passed.I made this for her as this was her grandmother’s special cake.Great recipe.Thank you for posting.”

  • “This was my first bundt cake.It was FABULOUS!Such a yummy and pretty cake to take to special events…I can’t wait to “show this off” at the next family get-together! :)”

  • “I make the cakes for employee birthdays. I never heard of this cake untill some one suggested I make it at the next birthday. I searched several recipes but this one was the best. It is GREAT!”

  • “I’ve make this cake since the mid ’70 and still love it. I especially love the brown sugar and cinnamon in the center. Good, good, good.”

  • “Thanks so much for posting this recipe.My sister used to make this in the 70’s, but we couldn’t find her recipe.I just made this one and it is as wonderful as I remembered — great taste, moist and easy to make. I wouldn’t change a thing.”

  • “A classic and for good reason.I had forgotten all about it till I saw one at the store.Of course I had to revisit this cake from so many office potlucks.Wonderful.Thank you, Mary.”