Moist Cinnamon Sock-It-to-Me Cake Recipe Will Knock Your Socks Off by Donna John

Cakes/Cupcakes Desserts
2 years ago

Moist Cinnamon Sock-It-to-Me Cake Recipe Will Knock Your Socks Off

Not sure how this cinnamon cake recipe got its name, but it's been a family favorite for years. Loaded with cinnamon, pecans and coconut, this sock-it-to-me cake recipe is sure to please.

This easy cake recipe is made in a bundt pan. If you don't have one, now may be the time to buy one! You can make so many delicious cakes in it. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Servings: Makes 1 cake


Cinnamon-Sugar Filling

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Here's how you make it:

  1. For cinnamon-sugar filling, combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside. 
  2. For the cake, combine the cake mix, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and oil in a mixing bowl. 
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition. 
  4. Add vanilla, sour cream, coconut and pecans. Mix well. 
  5. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture into the bottom of a well-greased bundt pan. Tilt the pan around to coat the entire pan. Pour in half the batter. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon-sugar over the top. Top with remaining batter.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 1 hour.  Sprinkle additional pecans on top after unmolding, if desired.

Need help converting cooking and baking measurements? Here are some handy kitchen conversion charts.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily. Inspire and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Bundt Pans $10 & Up
Ground Cinnamon $3 & Up
Vanilla Extract $4 & Up
Flaked Coconut $2 & Up
Pecans $4 & Up

Sweet Mug Pecan Pie Recipe: A Great Alternative to a Whole Pie

The Best Pound Cake Recipe: This Easy Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe Almost Bakes Itself

Donna John
Thank you, Elisa All 30SecondMom! It's a great cake to take to potlucks or when you need to take a dessert anywhere. It travels really well and you can even slice it first and arrange it on a platter.
Meredith Schneider
I love anything with cinnamon! Bet it tastes amazing with a cup of coffee :)
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
Oh how I love a good cinnamon cake .. and don't get me started on the health benefits of cinnamon!. Elisa All 30SecondMom Donna John
Margaret Steck
Oh my goodness, Donna John and Elisa All 30SecondMom! I made this earlier today and my whole house still smells wonderful! This is such a delicious cake and -- yep -- I've paired it with a cup of Chai Tea!
Elisa Schmitz
OMG, how wonderful, Margaret Steck! That's a gorgeous picture of a beautiful cake! I wish Donna John Meredith Schneider and Chef Gigi Gaggero and I could join you for a slice and a cup of chai, yum! Thanks for sharing!! xoxo
Donna John
Doesn't it smell amazing, Margaret Steck ? So glad you enjoyed it! Hope to see some of your recipes soon (hint hint)!
Donna John
Just found out this is Michael Strahan's favorite cake. Good choice!! Disclaimer: I have no idea if this is the same recipe she uses. :-) But this is a good one!
Angel C
My mom use to make this ALL THE TIME! Thank you so much for this. It brings back a flood of memories and I can smell that cinnamon coming from her oven. She was a great baker and cook as well. You can’t eat just 1 piece of this it’s so good. I use to take another and nibble the middle right out of it! I don’t think her recipe called for coconut in it and she put chopped walnuts in hers. DELISH.

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

The Fastest No-Bake Patriotic Cake Recipe for Memorial Day

Skip the Stuffing! Instead, Stuff Your Thanksgiving Turkey With This!

Oops! Did You Forget to Thaw the Dinner Rolls? Here's an Easy Hack to Save the Day

How Long Is It Safe to Eat Leftovers From Thanksgiving? Important Food Safety Information