Jennifer H Recipe

World's BEST Sock-It-To-Me-Cake

By Jennifer H chocolate_cutie

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Jennifer's Story

Ever since I was a little girl, Sock-It-To-Me cake has been my favorite cake for as long as I can remember. The brown sugar and cinnamon walnut clusters are my favorite part.

For over 25 years, the only time I will eat this cake is if a family member bakes it or if I buy a slice from a true soul food restaurant. Please do not attempt to buy this cake from your local grocery store or bake it using the recipe on the side of a cake box. You will be extremely disappointed.

I hope you love my family's recipe! Let me know. By the way, I love to eat this cake without the glaze.


3 c
cake flour or self-rising flour-sifted
6 large
eggs, room temp
3 c
1 1/2 stick
1 c
sour cream
1 pinch
2 Tbsp
cake batter, reserved
1 1/2 Tbsp
vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
walnuts, chopped
3 tsp
4 Tbsp
dark brown sugar
1 c
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
evaporated milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 stick
1/4 c
canola oil

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter and flour a large bundt or tube pan. Please make sure that the pan is buttered and floured very very well
CAKE: In a large mixing bowl, cream together 1 1/2 sticks butter and sugar for about 3-5 minutes
Add one egg at a time and beat in each egg lightly
Add in the 1 1/2 tbsp of vanilla extract and oil/ mix
Add 1 1/2 cup of flour and pinch of salt and beat well
Beat in 1/2 cup of sour cream and mix well.
Next, Add remaining flour and beat well.
Add, the remaining 1/2 cup of sour cream and beat well.
Pour half of the cake batter into the pan and set aside.
FILLING: In a medium bowl add walnuts, brown sugar, 1/2 stick of butter, 2 tbsp cake batter, and cinnamon. mix till well incorporated, but not creamed. It should clump together.
Sprinkle all of the filling around the cake batter that is in the pan.
Pour remaining cake batter on top of the filling.
Tap the pan on the counter to remove air bubbles and bake for 1 hour 20 mins.
Remove cake from pan and allow to slightly cool
GLAZE: While cake is cooling, In a med size bowl, add powdered sugar, tsp of vanilla, and milk. Mix very well and pour over warm cake
For those who are not too fond of baking but still want to try this cake. I recommend Duncan Hines Golden Butter Recipe cake mix. Use number of eggs according to box instructions .Add half a cup of sour cream and follow the rest of my directions exactly.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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Feb 19, 2015 - Bobby Webb shared this recipe with discussion group: "HOW'S YOUR WEATHER".
VJ Pickett vicpic
Jan 27, 2015
Can't wait to try this recipe!
Regina Morrow Darby Regina73
Jan 21, 2015
Exceptional! Melts in your mouth!!!
Jay Tucker ComptonTraveler
Dec 23, 2014
Jennifer: Saw your recipe while surfing and it reminded me of the cakes that I use to get from O B's restaraunt on Florence & 8th Ave in Los Angeles (back in the day). That was one of the ONLY places that had it goin' on. Got my ingredients on the counter just waiting to be put together. Thanks for the memory!!!! Baking ain't the same thing as making -- and everybody cannot make this cake.
Thomas Mathes liljune
Oct 16, 2014
Overall, this is an excellent recipe. The only thing I would change is the frosting. I prefer a cream cheese frosting on my sock it to me cake. I used the convection bake feature on my oven and the result was a dense, moist cake with a nice, crisp exterior.