Delicious Sock it to Me Cake Recipe

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 as 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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Collage image of a beautiful iced sock it is for me cake recipe

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.

Every bite is incredible and pairs great with a tall glass of milk, cinnamon chai latte or my favorite snickerdoodle latte.

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Overhead picture of a whole bundt cake sock it to me cake on a white plate

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 with some powdered sugar, cream cheese and a bit of vanilla to make a great icing.

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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.

A slice of sock it to me cake on a white polka dot plate

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 into a large plastic freezer storage bag, and keep it frozen for up to three months.

Make sure to always date and label any items you freeze so it’s always easy to find later.

A whole bundt sock it to me cake on a cake stand

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 slightly sweeter flavor when cooked than pecans, so they definitely complement the overall flavor of this cake.

Simply add equal amounts of walnuts in place of the pecans!


  • eggs
  • Milk
  • flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • butter
  • Pecans
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg

Ingredients for sock it to me cake laying on a white counter

How to Make Sock it to Me Cake

Before you begin, measure and gather all supplies and ingredients so they are at hand and within easy reach.

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Next, preheat the oven to 180ºC or 350ºF.

Spray or grease a bundt cake pan and set aside.

In a bowl, whisk or shift 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.

A sock it to me cake on a serving platter

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 pecans and sugar mixture. Next, cover with the remaining batters.

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.

A single slice of sock it to me cake on a white and black polka dot cake

Printable Recipes:

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Delicious Sock it to Me Cake Recipe

Make Sock it to Me Cake loaded with delicious moist cake and a layer of cinnamon sugar pecans as the ideal dessert treat to serve guests!

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Prep Time
20 minutes

Cook Time
1 hour

Total Time
1 hour 20 minutes


  • 4 eggs;

  • ⅔ cup milk;

  • 2 ¼ cups flour;

  • 1 ½ cups of sugar;

  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder;

  • ¾ teaspoon salt;

  • 200 g (7 oz) butter, softened;

  • 1 cup pecans, chopped;

  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar;

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon;

  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg.


  1. Begin by gathering and measuring all the ingredients. Next, you will preheat your oven to 180C/350F. Spray or grease a bundt cake pan and set aside;Ingredients for sock it to me cake laying on a white counter
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt;
  3. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together the white sugar and butter until creamy;
  4. Next, add one egg at a time, stirring constantly until it is totally combined;
  5. Add the flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture; Overhead picture of a whole bundt cake sock it to me cake on a white plate
  6. Once the batter is mixed together, pour half into the prepared bundt pan;
  7. In a small bow you will mix together the pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, then pour that over the batter;
  8. Cover the nut mixture with the remaining batter and bake for one hour;
  9. Allow the cake to cool completely before removing from the pan and serving;
  10. Top with glaze or icing if desired. Overhead picture of a sock it to me cake on a large white plate

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amounts Per Serving:

Calories: 422Total Fats: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fats: 0gUnsaturated Fats: 10gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 388mgCarbohydrates: 71gFibers: 3gSugar: 41gProteins: 9g

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