Use a cake mix to get a jump start on making this rich, pecan-filled cake with a butter icing.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together the cake mix and eggs. Fold in the sour cream. Mix in the vanilla, 1 cup sugar, oil and pecans.

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  • Pour half of batter into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Combine the ground cinnamon and brown sugar. Sprinkle over the batter. Pour the other half of the batter over top.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 minutes.

  • To make Icing: Bring to a boil 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1 cup sugar, buttermilk and baking soda. Prick cake all over with fork and pour hot icing on cake.

Nutrition Facts

466.5 calories; 3.7 g protein; 56.8 g carbohydrates; 66.4 mg cholesterol; 323.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
Well I guess I'll Get the Negative Out Of the Way First..I Used a 10 inch Bundt Pan I Like the Sock it to Me in a Bundt..It Wasn't Enough Room for Cake to Rise and this Cake Rises Very Well.. So All Using a Bundt USE A DEEP BUNDT Pan WITH THIS RECIPE has Lots Of Batter.. If Using a Bundt Pan The Deeper the Better!..EVERYTHING ELSE.. IS EXCELLENT PERFECT RECIPE IN MY BOOK AND THE GUYS loved It..YES It's Sweet However a Glass Of Ice Cold Milk Sets It Off.. No Problem with the Sugar Any one Who Doesn't like a real Sweet Cake Perhaps just cut back to half a cup of Sugar in the Cake Mixing Part or Exclude the 1 Cup of Sugar all together.. I'm Posting Pictures of My Final Results for this Recipe. Note: The Bottom of the Cake It has a Crunchy Top like a Pound Cake and with my bundt Pan not being Deep enough it actually somewhat pulled away Or Rised to high IN THE BAKING PROCESS.. But the Taste Is to Die For Good..SUPER MOIST MELT IN YOUR MOUTH CAKE.. THANKS FOR POSTING! SEE PHOTO'S.. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/25/2011
Made note of the other reviews and decided to only add 1/3 cup sugar but was still way too sweet. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
Well I guess I'll Get the Negative Out Of the Way First..I Used a 10 inch Bundt Pan I Like the Sock it to Me in a Bundt..It Wasn't Enough Room for Cake to Rise and this Cake Rises Very Well.. So All Using a Bundt USE A DEEP BUNDT Pan WITH THIS RECIPE has Lots Of Batter.. If Using a Bundt Pan The Deeper the Better!..EVERYTHING ELSE.. IS EXCELLENT PERFECT RECIPE IN MY BOOK AND THE GUYS loved It..YES It's Sweet However a Glass Of Ice Cold Milk Sets It Off.. No Problem with the Sugar Any one Who Doesn't like a real Sweet Cake Perhaps just cut back to half a cup of Sugar in the Cake Mixing Part or Exclude the 1 Cup of Sugar all together.. I'm Posting Pictures of My Final Results for this Recipe. Note: The Bottom of the Cake It has a Crunchy Top like a Pound Cake and with my bundt Pan not being Deep enough it actually somewhat pulled away Or Rised to high IN THE BAKING PROCESS.. But the Taste Is to Die For Good..SUPER MOIST MELT IN YOUR MOUTH CAKE.. THANKS FOR POSTING! SEE PHOTO'S.. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
Well I guess I'll Get the Negative Out Of the Way First..I Used a 10 inch Bundt Pan I Like the Sock it to Me in a Bundt..It Wasn't Enough Room for Cake to Rise and this Cake Rises Very Well.. So All Using a Bundt USE A DEEP BUNDT Pan WITH THIS RECIPE has Lots Of Batter.. If Using a Bundt Pan The Deeper the Better!..EVERYTHING ELSE.. IS EXCELLENT PERFECT RECIPE IN MY BOOK AND THE GUYS loved It..YES It's Sweet However a Glass Of Ice Cold Milk Sets It Off.. No Problem with the Sugar Any one Who Doesn't like a real Sweet Cake Perhaps just cut back to half a cup of Sugar in the Cake Mixing Part or Exclude the 1 Cup of Sugar all together.. I'm Posting Pictures of My Final Results for this Recipe. Note: The Bottom of the Cake It has a Crunchy Top like a Pound Cake and with my bundt Pan not being Deep enough it actually somewhat pulled away Or Rised to high IN THE BAKING PROCESS.. But the Taste Is to Die For Good..SUPER MOIST MELT IN YOUR MOUTH CAKE.. THANKS FOR POSTING! SEE PHOTO'S.. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2004
This cake was very moist and delicious. It was a big hit at a family gathering. The only problem I had was with the icing. It soaked into the cake and before pouring the rest of it the butter started to separate from the other ingredients. Too much butter maybe? I would make this cake again but either make changes to the icing recipe or use another all together. By the way I baked the cake in a bundt pan. I thought that made a prettier presentation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2007
A "sock-it-to-me" cake was requested by a co-worker as a special treat. Having never heard of it before. I asked him what the ingredients were. This recipe came the closest to what he described. However, I made a couple of adjustments. I left out the nuts, added lemon zest to the cake mix, and used a buttermilk powder reconstituted with lemon juice instead of water in the icing. My co-worker said this was the BEST sock-it-to-me cake he has ever had. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2005
I made this cake for one of my desserts for Thanksgiving. It was delicious! It was moist and had great flavor. However after reading the previous reviews I decided not to use the hot icing from the recipe. Instead I mixed confectioners sugar milk and a bit of vanilla to make a simple topping for my cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
Wonderfully MOIST buttery sweet....What more could you want in a cake? My husband and I loved it fighting over the last piece! This is a great cake and I recommend it to anyone who loves cinnamon or brown sugar. I am making it for Thanksgiving for my whole family! Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2005
SO good that my co-workers were fighting over the last pieces! GREAT cake and very easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2005
very good I served it at a church luncheon and got plenty compliments on it. I thing the icing made it a little to moist and the butter separated from the other ingredients. I will definately make it again but I will make a few changes to the icing Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2010
I was nervous about making this recipe but it was delicious- supermoist. The only thing I changed was the glaze: I used 1c. powdered sugar with 4tbsp whole milk. Scrumptious! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2009
I made this cake for our family's Christmas yesterday. Oh my goodness! It was such a huge hit!!! Super moist delicious great flavors that get even better if you let them rest overnight. I must admit I have never been a great fan of Sock it to Me Cake but this one has changed my opinion. There wasn't any cake left!! Now my husband wants me to make him one because yesterday's cake was gone before he was able to get some. Thanks Beryl Hubbard! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/25/2011
Made note of the other reviews and decided to only add 1/3 cup sugar but was still way too sweet. Read More
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