Have you ever tried a sock it to me cake? This recipe, loaded with butter, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, is the perfect treat to make for the holidays.
A moist and delicious dessert, it has also been known to be a great dish to serve with coffee or tea. I love this recipe and know you will love making it for your family!
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Sock it to Me Cake
Slice into a piece of this sock it to me cake and find the deliciousness you expect in a cinnamon roll. A delicious moist cake batter has a hidden middle layer loaded with brown sugar, spices, and pecans.
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Does the Sock it to Me Cake Need Icing?
This cake doesn't need icing, but it is delicious with a glaze or a bit of icing. I find a simple powdered sugar glaze is more than enough.
Add homemade cream cheese icing to the cake if you want extra creaminess or flavor. Just cream together some powdered sugar, cream cheese, and a bit of vanilla to create great icing.
If you are in a hurry, you can even add a store-bought icing or glaze to the cake before serving it to guests. It's not at all necessary but it will work well with it if you desire.
Can I Make This Cake and Freeze It?
If you want to make a few of these cakes to have on hand for last-minute guests, you can definitely freeze them. Cook as directed, then wrap the cooled cake in plastic wrap.
Slide the cake inside a large plastic freezer storage bag, and keep it frozen for up to three months.
Make sure to always date and label any item you freeze so it is always easy to find later.
Can I Use Walnuts Instead of Pecans?
While I prefer pecans in this particular case, you can definitely use walnuts instead if those are more readily available or preferred. That is the great thing about both walnuts and pecans - they are easily interchangeable. I find that walnuts offer a bit sweeter flavor when cooked than pecans, so they definitely complement the overall flavors of this cake.
Simply add equal amounts of walnuts in place of the pecans!
- Baking powder
- Brown Sugar
How to Make Sock it to Me Cake
Before you begin, measure and gather all supplies and ingredients so they are on hand and within easy reach.
Next, preheat the oven to 180ºC or 350ºF.
Spray or grease a bundt cake pan and set aside.
In a bowl, whisk or sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside until later.
In a large bowl, use a hand mixer or stand mixer to beat granulated sugar and butter together until creamy. Next, add in eggs one at a time constantly mixing until the mixture is combined.
Combine the butter mixture with the flour mixture, adding the milk at the same time.
Once the batter is ready, you will then make the pecan filling in a small bowl.
Simply mix together the pecans with brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Pour half the batter into the prepared bundt pan. On top of the batter, sprinkle the pecan and sugar mixture. Next, cover with the remaining batter.
Bake the cake for one hour, then allow it to cool completely before turning it upside down to remove it from the bundt pan.
Serve as is or with icing of choice.
- 4 eggs;
- ⅔ cup milk;
- 2 ¼ cup flour;
- 1 ½ cup sugar;
- 2 teaspoon baking powder;
- ¾ teaspoon salt;
- 200 g (7 oz) butter, softened;
- 1 cup pecan, chopped;
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar;
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon;
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg.
- Begin by gathering and measuring all ingredients. Next, you will preheat your oven to 180C/350F. Spray or grease a bundt cake pan and set aside;
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt;
- In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together the white sugar and butter until creamy;
- Next, add eggs one at a time stirring constantly until totally combined;
- Add the flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture;
- Once the batter is mixed together, pour half into the prepared bundt pan;
- In a small bow you will mix together the pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, then pour that over the batter;
- Cover the nut mixture with the remaining batter and bake for one hour;
- Allow the cake to cool completely before removing from the pan and serving;
- Top with glaze or icing if desired.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 422Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 388mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 3gSugar: 41gProtein: 9g