The Best Sock It To Me Cake Recipe

Try my Best Sock It To Me Cake Recipe made simple with a delicious, butter golden yellow cake mix, a cinnamon, brown sugar, and nut streusel, and glaze icing on top. This Sock It To Me Bundt Cake is the perfect, easy cake for any occasion! 

This is the Best Sock It To Me Cake Recipe ever and it's made from a cake mix! This Sock It To Me Cake features a moist, buttery delicious, yellow Bundt cake, is filled with an insanely yummy brown sugar, cinnamon, and nut streusel, and is topped with a delicious sugar glaze and chopped nuts. #bundtcake #cakemix #cake #easycake

The Best Sock It To Me Cake Recipe

Happy Friday, friends! Today’s recipe is an oldie but a goodie – Sock It To Me Cake! 

If you’ve never had the pleasure of making/eating an old fashioned Sock It To Me Cake, then you’ll definitely want to save today’s post for The Best Sock It To Me Cake Recipe. 

Sock It To Me Cake features a buttery delicious yellow Bundt cake, is filled with an insanely yummy brown sugar, cinnamon, and nut streusel, and topped with a delicious sugar glaze and chopped nuts.

It’s basically heaven in cake form and the best part? It’s SO easy to make!

Keep reading for all the tips/tricks for making this delicious Sock It To Me Cake Recipe and watch my full video tutorial over here.

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This is the Best Sock It To Me Cake Recipe ever and it's made from a cake mix! This Sock It To Me Cake features a moist, buttery delicious, yellow Bundt cake, is filled with an insanely yummy brown sugar, cinnamon, and nut streusel, and is topped with a delicious sugar glaze and chopped nuts. #bundtcake #cakemix #cake #easycake

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Easy Sock It To Me Cake Recipe

This Easy Sock It To Me Cake Recipe is courtesy of my Great-Mamaw Allie (with a few yummy additions), and is a cake my Mom has made frequently for our family over the years. 

It’s always the perfect cake to make for family gatherings or parties because it’s easy to throw together, tastes delicious, and looks so pretty! 

 

Why is it called Sock It To Me Cake? 

The term “sock it to me” and Sock It To Me Cake originated in the 1970s, when housewives everywhere were on the hunt for a delicious, easy, and beautiful cake to make for their families and friends. 

Duncan Hines first printed the Sock It To Me Cake recipe on the back of one of their boxed cake mixes and it quickly became a sensation. 

As far as the phrase goes, “Sock it to me” was a catch-phrase used on the popular comedy show “Laugh In”, and meant “Give it to me!”

This is the Best Sock It To Me Cake Recipe ever and it's made from a cake mix! This Sock It To Me Cake features a moist, buttery delicious, yellow Bundt cake, is filled with an insanely yummy brown sugar, cinnamon, and nut streusel, and is topped with a delicious sugar glaze and chopped nuts. #bundtcake #cakemix #cake #easycake

What is Sock It To Me Cake made of? 

Below I’ve included all the ingredients you’ll need to make this Easy Sock It To Me Cake Recipe. 

  • Boxed yellow cake mix
  • Oil (or melted butter)
  • Sour Cream
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Light brown sugar 
  • Walnuts
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg

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This is the Best Sock It To Me Cake Recipe ever and it's made from a cake mix! This Sock It To Me Cake features a moist, buttery delicious, yellow Bundt cake, is filled with an insanely yummy brown sugar, cinnamon, and nut streusel, and is topped with a delicious sugar glaze and chopped nuts. #bundtcake #cakemix #cake #easycake

How to Make This Sock It To Me Cake Recipe with a Boxed Cake Mix

So many people think that using a boxed cake mix in baking is a mortal sin, but I’m here to tell you that cake mixes are like fairy godmothers that are here to save the day.

Using a boxed cake mix is SO much easier (and a timesaver) and when you make this Sock It To Me Cake with the added ingredients below, nobody will ever know it’s not made from scratch! 

  • Use Sour Cream – adding in sour cream helps make this cake extra moist, and gives it a soft and tender texture.
  • Use Oil or Melted Butter – it’s really personal preference here! Use oil for added moistness or melted butter for added flavor. 
  • Add Some Sugar – adding some extra sugar to the batter makes it extra yummy!
  • Add Vanilla – I almost always love adding vanilla to my cake mix batters to really amp up the flavor. 

This is the Best Sock It To Me Cake Recipe ever and it's made from a cake mix! This Sock It To Me Cake features a moist, buttery delicious, yellow Bundt cake, is filled with an insanely yummy brown sugar, cinnamon, and nut streusel, and is topped with a delicious sugar glaze and chopped nuts. #bundtcake #cakemix #cake #easycake

This is the Best Sock It To Me Cake Recipe ever and it's made from a cake mix! This Sock It To Me Cake features a moist, buttery delicious, yellow Bundt cake, is filled with an insanely yummy brown sugar, cinnamon, and nut streusel, and is topped with a delicious sugar glaze and chopped nuts. #bundtcake #cakemix #cake #easycake

Tips for Making The Best Sock It To Me Cake

  • Bake at the lowest recommended time to avoid overbaking your cake. Overbaking = dry cake, which nobody loves. Check the middle part of the cake with a toothpick, and if there isn’t any wet batter, it’s done. 
  • Use this affordable nut chopper for quickly chopping up your walnuts or pecans. 
  • For a mess-free clean up, cut pieces of parchment paper and place them underneath, all around your sock it to me cake. This will catch any glaze drips that fall off the side of your cake, and you can easily spoon any excess back up on your cake. If you happen to forget this step (like I did in the video), you can always use a dampened paper towel to clean up the edges around the cake base.
  • Wait at least 30 minutes before glazing your cake, otherwise the glaze will melt right off it. It’ll still taste delicious, but it won’t look as pretty. 
  • For a thicker, white glaze, use a ratio of less milk and more powdered sugar. For a thinner drizzle-like glaze that soaks into the cake, use more milk. I recommend adding 1 tablespoon of milk at a time to your powdered sugar, stirring, and adding as needed until you reach the desired consistency. 

Sock It To Me Cake FAQ’s

Can You Make Sock it To Me Cake From Scratch? 

Yes, absolutely!

For this particular cake I do prefer just using a boxed cake mix because it’s easy and tastes identical once you doctor it up, but feel free to use your favorite homemade cake recipe as the base. 

 

What Does Sour Cream In This Cake Do? 

The addition of sour cream in this cake will help make it nice and moist and give it a thick and soft texture. You can also substitute plain Greek Yogurt if you don’t have sour cream. 

 

Can You Make Sock It To Me Cake Without Sour Cream? 

Yes, you can easily switch out the sour cream with plain Greek yogurt or buttermilk, if desired. All of these ingredients will help add moisture to the cake. 

 

Can I Freeze Sock It To Me Cake? 

Yes! Slices of sock it to me cake can be frozen in a freezer safe bag or airtight container for up to 3 months. Once ready to eat, thaw to room temperature and re-heat as desired. 

 

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The Best Sock It To Me Cake Recipe

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Try my Best Sock It To Me Cake Recipe made simple with a delicious, butter golden yellow cake mix, a cinnamon, brown sugar, and nut streusel, and glaze icing on top. This Sock It To Me Bundt Cake is the perfect, easy cake for any occasion! 


Ingredients

Scale

Cake

  • 1 Yellow Cake Mix, reserve 2 tbsp for streusel
  • 1 8 oz sour cream
  • 1/3 cup canola oil (or 5 1/3 tbsp butter, melted and cooled)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Streusel

  • 2 tbsp dry cake mix
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Glaze

  • 1 1/24 tbsp milk (for thicker glaze, start with 1 1/2 tbsp and add more as needed)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp nuts, roughly chopped (walnuts or pecans)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and liberally spray your Bundt cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix (minus 2 tbsp reserved for streusel), sour cream, oil (or melted butter), sugar, eggs, vanilla, and water and mix together with an electric hand mixer for 2 minutes until smooth.
  • Pour 2/3 of the cake batter into the prepared Bundt cake pan.
  • In a small mixing bowl prepare your streusel by combining 2 tbsp dry cake mix, chopped nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg until fully combined. Sprinkle evenly on top of the cake batter, and then top with the remaining cake batter until covered.
  • Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan on a wire cooling rack, then flip/transfer to the cake plate you will serve it on.
  • Let the cake cool for an additional 20 minutes (30 minutes total) before glazing.
  • To make the glaze, combine 1 cup of powdered sugar with 1.5 – 4 tablespoons of milk in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Start by adding 1 1/2 tablespoon of milk and add additional tablespoons to reach desired glaze consistency. For a thicker, white glaze, use 1 1/2- 2 tablespoons of milk. For a thinner drizzle-like glaze that soaks into the cake, use 3-4 tablespoons of milk.
  • Spoon glaze on top of the cake and top with chopped nuts, if desired. Slice and enjoy!

Notes

Storing Instructions: Store cake covered at room temperature for 3-4 days or in the fridge for 1 week. If desired, reheat cake slices in the microwave for 20-30 seconds to make them taste like they just came out of the oven.

Freezing Instructions: Slices of sock it to me cake can be frozen in a freezer safe bag or airtight container for up to 3 months. Once ready to eat, thaw to room temperature and re-heat as desired.

Tips for Making The Best Sock It To Me Cake

Bake at the lowest recommended time to avoid overbaking your cake. Overbaking = dry cake, which nobody loves. Check the middle part of the cake with a toothpick, and if there isn’t any wet batter, it’s done.

Use this affordable nut chopper for quickly chopping up your walnuts or pecans.

For a mess-free clean up, cut pieces of parchment paper and place them underneath, all around your sock it to me cake. This will catch any glaze drips that fall off the side of your cake, and you can easily spoon any excess back up on your cake. If you happen to forget this step (like I did in the video), you can always use a dampened paper towel to clean up the edges around the cake base.

Wait at least 30 minutes before glazing your cake, otherwise the glaze will melt right off it. It’ll still taste delicious, but it won’t look as pretty.

For a thicker, white glaze, use a ratio of less milk and more powdered sugar. For a thinner drizzle-like glaze that soaks into the cake, use more milk. I recommend adding 1 tablespoon of milk at a time to your powdered sugar, stirring, and adding as needed until you reach the desired consistency.

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Thanks for stopping by! – Cara

 

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