Monday, May 25, 2009

Mama Neely's "Sock It To Me" Cake


Hope you are all having a nice Memorial Day Weekend. So far mine has been a busy one. I visited with my son and his wife on Friday. Went out to lunch and at a nice restaurant in the Farmville area where they live. The restaurant was very nice but the service.....lets just say it leaves much to be desired. I'm not a happy camper when I have to wait 10 minutes just to place a drink order. Get the idea? The food was ok. Nothing special. My daughter in law was with me along with her little girl, so I didn't want to cause a fuss. I normally would have complained about the service pretty quickly, but bit my tongue instead. On Saturday we went to a Strawberry Festival which our chuch has been having for probably at least 40 years every May! They also have a ham and oyster dinner in October and March every year and I found out that has been a tradition for over 100 years!!! I was floored.....100 years! Needless to say this is a very old church, an old country church, which I love very much. I grew up attending a traditional Catholic church along with the Catholic school, etc. This is not a Catholic church, so there is very little guilt involved if you miss a service. All you Catholics out there I'm sure can relate to the guilt thing when you miss mass, etc, etc...... Anyhow, it was great having strawberry shortcake with ice cream and a multitude of toppings!

I saw this cake on The Neely's show on Food Network. Grandma Neely makes this cake and it's great. Super easy and great with coffee! Enjoy!

Filling:

2 tablespoonns brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans

Glaze:

1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Cake:

1 package golden cake mix
4 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour

For streusel filling, combine all ingredients and set aside. Blend glaze ingredients and set aside.

Cake:
Preheat over to 375 degrees F. Combine cake mix, eggs, sour cream, oil, water, sugar and flour in a large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed for 3 minutes with electric mixer. Pour 1/2 of batter into a greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Sprinkle streusel filling on top and swirl the filling. Spoon remaining batter evenly over filling. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 25 minutes; invert onto serving plate, cool completely.

Glaze:
Combine sugar, milk and lemon juice in a bowl. Whisk until smooth. Drizzle over cake.

24 comments:

Justin said...

yum. i love these kinds of desserts with a layer or streak hidden inside.

Mary said...

Years ago we made a cake similar to this with Bisquick. It's funny how everything old seems to be new again :) Have a wonderful day.

Jenn said...

i'm lovin' the filling. Looks really good for a day like today. yum!!

Bridgett said...

Oh wow, the filling sounds fantastic! I could definitely eat a slice of this right now!

5 Star Foodie said...

The cake sounds delicious and the filling is wonderful!

Reeni♥ said...

How thick and moist and delicious!! I am quite fond of that filling, too! What history your church has, that's kind of neat!

Barbara Bakes said...

This looks like a great cake for breakfast or dessert!

Donna-FFW said...

I love these types of cakes, starting with a cake mix. It looks delicious and I know it must taste great.

Katy ~ said...

Don't you just love the name and wonder how they came up with it for this cake? The Sock It To Me cakes are delicious, and this one looks YUM! Well done. A terrific and tasty post.

Amanda said...

I love Sock It To Me cake! it's been a long time since i made one, yours looks delicious :)

Emily said...

Wow, does that cake look good.

Do you think Mama Neely liked to watch Laugh In?

Katherine Aucoin said...

The filling sounds incredible. I am going to have to try this cake.

Cassie said...

Sounds like a great weekend! I saw this cake on their show and I've been wanting to try it -- it looks absolutely delicious!

Ingrid said...

Yum, looks really good. I'm with Justin love the hidden layer of yummy goodness! Thanks for sharing!
~ingrid

noble pig said...

That layer of goodness is just perfect.

Sara said...

This looks so delicious. I would have never guessed that it starts with a cake mix!

Pam said...

I could eat way too much of this tasty cake - it sounds great.

The Blonde Duck said...

Bad service just leaves you icky. At least the cake is tasty!

Debbie said...

YOU have a married son? no way! We just look younger and younger.
Dessert looks good too.

burpandslurp said...

Oh, I love the Neely's! they're such a cool couple.
Sorry about the less-than-stellar experience at the restaurant...I agree that service plays a huge part!

Chow and Chatter said...

yummy,

Elyse said...

Sounds like a great weekend! I'm sorry about the bad service at that restaurant. I definitely would've complained. How unacceptable (and I was a waitress through college, so I feel justified saying that). Annnyway, this sock-it-to-me cake looks fabulous! Could totally eat a HUGE piece right now.

Monica H said...

I love coffee cake and this one looks super moist and yummy!

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