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Sock it to Me Cake Recipe

5/5 (2)
1 hour 40 mins
Vadim Rachok
11.01.2024
31.03.2024
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Sock it to me cake is an old classic dessert that is still popular today. It is super easy to make and is a great option for any occasion. If you want to make a simple dessert that everyone will like, make this sock to me cake with a filling of pecans and a yummy glaze. The preparation process does not require any special cooking skills. Just follow the sock it to me cake recipe below, and you will have the most delicious cake you can imagine!

Sock It to Me Cake is a delightful journey into Southern baking tradition, and this recipe captures the essence of its sweet nostalgia. The cinnamon-brown sugar-pecan filling adds a perfect layer of warmth and crunch, making it a crowd-pleaser for any occasion. The straightforward instructions ensure that both beginners and seasoned bakers can achieve a moist and flavorful cake. Get ready to sock it to your taste buds with this classic treat!

What is a Sock it to Me Cake?

Sock to me cake may look like a simple Bundt cake with vanilla glaze on top at first glance. The dense, pound-cake-like quality of the sponge and the ribbon of pecans that runs down the center of each slice make this cake unique. You could say the Sock It to Me Cake packs a punch with its combination of texture and flavor.

The exact origin of the Sock It to Me Cake is not clear, but it has become a popular dessert in the cuisine of the South, especially in states such as Louisiana and Mississippi. It is often served on special occasions such as holidays, family get-togethers or potlucks.

How Did This Cake Get Its Unique Name?

These rich and spicy cakes date back to the late 1960’s. During this time, the phrase “sock it to me,” a popular slang expression meaning “give it to me,” was heard as a punch line on the comedy show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and immortalized in the song Respect by Aretha Franklin.
It is unclear whether the name for this recipe was adapted from one of these sources. While the exact origin of the cake’s name is uncertain, the recipe found its way to the back of Duncan Hines’ Yellow Cake Mix and has been a popular staple in kitchens for decades.

How to make Sock it to Me Cake?

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You can prepare the Sock it to me cake at home to treat your guests or family at any time. The recipe is easy to follow. It also uses simple pantry ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Flour: It serves as the main dry ingredient and gives the cake structure.
  • Salt: Salt balances sweetness and other flavors and enhances the flavor of the cake.
  • Baking powder: Baking powder acts as a leavening agent. It helps the cake rise and become light and fluffy.
  • Butter: It adds moisture, richness, and aroma to the cake, creating a tender crumb.
  • White sugar: It is used in the cake batter to add sweetness.
  • Eggs: They add texture and moisture to the cake.
  • Vanilla sugar: It imparts a sweet vanilla taste and aroma to the cake.
  • Sour cream: Sour cream adds moisture and richness to the batter for a tender crumb.
  • Almonds (pecans): Pecans add a nutty flavor and crunchy texture to the filling.
  • Powdered sugar: It is used to prepare the glaze for the topping of the cake.
  • Milk: Milk adds a creamy texture and a sweet taste to the topping.
  • Vanilla extract: It adds depth of taste with its concentrated vanilla essence.

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Directions

  1. First, sift the flour and mix in the baking powder. Set aside.
  2. Then, cream butter with sugar, vanilla sugar, and salt. Whisk until smooth. 
  3. When the mixture is smooth, add 3 eggs.
  4. Next, add the sour cream and mix well.
  5. Add flour and baking powder and mix well with a silicone spatula.
  6. Then, chop the almonds with a knife until smooth.
  7. Pour half of the dough into a baking pan. Sprinkle with almonds and top with the second half of the dough.
  8. Preheat oven to 320 degrees F (160 degrees C) and bake cake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes. 
  9. To make the glaze: Mix powdered sugar with milk and vanilla syrup. Whisk well.
  10. After baking, remove the cake from the baking pan and let cool for 20-30 minutes. 
  11. Pour the glaze over the cake and set aside until completely cool.

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Chef Recipe Tips:

  • I recommend adding the flour to the egg-cream mixture in several stages so that it is easier to mix and the mixture is more homogeneous without lumps.
  • Instead of vanilla extract, you can use 0,4 ounces (10 g) of vanilla sugar to make the glaze.

How to Store Sock it to Me Cake?

The cake will remain delicious for 3 to 4 days if covered with a cake stand dome or in an airtight container. If covered or in an airtight container and refrigerated, this cake will stay fresh for up to a week. Freezing will keep it fresh for several months.

 

A cake that includes everything that definitely does not relate to healthy eating: ready-made baking mix made from white flour, a large amount of sugar, and saturated fats in a significant quantity (plus milk, eggs, and nuts for people with various allergies). Healthy eating involves the simplest recipes with minimal ingredients, and desserts are no exception. This recipe, however, describes the most ordinary (in terms of its impact on health) dessert, which contributes not only to fat accumulation (both subcutaneous and visceral) but also to accelerated aging of the skin and the entire body.

Jenny Dobrynina
Jenny Dobrynina
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Sock it to Me Cake Recipe
5/5 (2)
Author:Vadim Rachok
Easy classic recipe of sock it to me cake with testy filling and frosting!
sock it to me cream cake
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
4
The ingredients you need:
6,3 ounces (180 g) flour
0,04 ounces (1 g) salt
0,2 ounces (6 g) baking powder
5 ounces (135 g) butter
7,4 ounces (210 g) sugar
3 pcs eggs
0,4 ounces (10 g) vanilla sugar
4 ounces (100 g) sour cream 20%
4 ounces (100 g) almonds (pecans)
4 ounces (100 g) powdered sugar
0,9 ounces (25 g) milk
0,4 ounces (10 g) vanilla extract
Let’s start !
1

Sift the flour and mix in the baking powder. Set aside.

2

Cream butter with sugar, vanilla sugar, and salt. Whisk until smooth. 

3

When the mixture is smooth, add 3 eggs.

4

Add the sour cream and mix well.

5

Add flour and baking powder and mix well with a silicone spatula.

6

Chop the almonds with a knife until smooth.

7

Pour half of the dough into a baking pan. Sprinkle with almonds and top with the second half of the dough.

8

Preheat oven to 320 degrees F (160 degrees C) and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes.

9

Glaze: Mix powdered sugar with milk and vanilla syrup. Whisk well.

10

After baking, remove the cake from the baking pan and let cool for 20-30 minutes. 

11

Pour the glaze over the cake and set aside until completely cool.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 4 Calories: 4088
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g25%
Saturated Fat 5g24%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 238mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 48g18%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Protein 2g 
Vitamin C 0mg2%
Calcium 105mg8%
Iron 1mg5%
Potassium 74mg2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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To enhance the nutty flavor of the pecans, consider toasting them lightly before incorporating them into the filling. This simple step adds a depth of richness to the cake. Also, when drizzling the glaze, ensure the cake is completely cooled to allow the glaze to set and create a glossy finish. Happy baking!

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