Friday, June 26, 2009

Sock it to me cake

It's confession time: many of my best cake recipes start with a box mix. There, I said it. And you know what? I'm not ashamed. Well, maybe a little. Box mixes aren't very Martha-like, but they are a huge time saver in the TMI household, so I'm sticking with them.

Now that I have that little admission out of the way, I'd like to introduce to you one of my very favorite desserts that is based around a box mix:

Readers, meet Sock It To Me Cake. Sock It To Me Cake, meet my readers. I know you are going to get along just fine.

The Duncan Hines yellow cake mix is the star of this show. Get the recipe here.

Make the batter according to the directions. Pour 1/2 the batter into a well-greased bundt pan.

Add the streusel filling.
(TMI Note: in the ingredients list on the Duncan Hines website, they incorrectly list the cake mix as a streusel ingredient. I know you folks are smart enough to figure it out, but I did send them an email all the same. It's what Martha would do!)

Top the filling with the rest of the batter, and bake according to directions. The good folks at Duncan Hines advise using their packaged frosting to glaze the cake, but we all know better: just mix powdered sugar with a tiny bit of vanilla extract and milk, and pour it on the finished cake.

I think their recipe makes a lot of streusel filling, so I made two layers of it. You could always just decrease the streusel ingredients by 1/3 if you want, but why? More streusel = more delicious!

Do you have plans for after dinner tonight? No? Then I suggest you give Sock It To Me a call and invite it over for company. You won't be sorry!


Chicagolandia said...

That looks delicious! I love good's one of those things to be thankful for.

frugalsuz said...

Oh yum, that looks great!

Kathryn said...

Your cake looks fantastic! I was "researching" sock-it-to-me cake because I'm writing an entry about the one I'm making tonight for my own blog, and I stumbled upon yours. Great pictures, and thanks for sharing!

Mom2three said...

Had this cake for the first time this last week and it was yummy! Went quickly. Will have to try to bake it myself now. Thanks for sharing.