Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

A delicious coffee cake known as Sock it To Me Cake, has the usual attendees of brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon, but, unlike most coffee cakes, it actually gets better as it sits - not that it'll be around that long.
A delicious coffee cake known as Sock it To Me Cake, has the usual attendees of brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon, but, unlike most coffee cakes, it actually gets better as it sits - not that it'll be around that long.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

When my Mama used a boxed cake mix, Duncan Hines Butter Recipe was the one she used. In my opinion, it is the best boxed cake mix on the market and worth the extra money over generic, though with coupons and sales you can often get a great price on them and stock up.

In fact this boxed cake, combined with her pineapple filling, was often the base of the cakes she decorated for people and they loved those cakes! Mama started her cake decorating with birthday cakes here and there, then did a multi-tiered cake for my big 18th birthday bash, and eventually my wedding cake ... followed by several wedding cakes for other people in the years following. She became quite good at cake decorating, and though I've done a cake or two here and there, cakes are not my forte, and it's a talent I most definitely did not pick up.

Well thank goodness this cake doesn't require any special talents! In fact, when I had the chance to review the cookbook Best of the Best from the Deep South and saw this recipe, I knew that it would be the recipe I would make for my review, especially since I'd recently had requests for a bundt style coffee cake. Perfect! This is a slightly adapted version of the cookbook's cake, which is an adaptation of the original Duncan Hines Sock it to Me Cake, a delicious coffee cake with the usual attendees of brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon, but, unlike most coffee cakes, it actually gets better as it sits - not that it'll be around that long.

By the way, although there are some brands still offering standard sized (18.25 ounce) cake mixes, the traditional Duncan Hines brands used for this cake have been reduced. To compensate, the "cake mix lady" Anne Byrn, who has multiple cookbooks with recipes based on the old box size, suggests whisking in 6 tablespoons of all-purpose four with the cake mix, then proceed with recipes as before. Be sure to start checking your cake at about the 45 minute mark. I got distracted and didn't and nearly burned mine!

Click the link to check out my review.


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