Sock-It-to-Me Cake Recipe: This Cinnamon Cake Is Michael Strahan's Favorite! by Donna John

3 years ago
Sock-It-to-Me Cake Recipe: This Cinnamon Cake Is Michael Strahan's Favorite!

Not sure how this cake got its name, but it's been a family favorite for years. Loaded with cinnamon, pecans and coconut, this moist cake is sure to please! (It's Michael Strahan's favorite!) 

You'll need:

  • 1 box butter yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 container (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

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. 

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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 A. Schmitz 30Seconds
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!

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