I know pound cake on its own is delicious, but this Sock It to Me Cake makes it even better. It has brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans swirled through, and a creamy maple-vanilla glaze drizzled on top. Many home bakers “doctor up” boxed cake mixes for this cake, but I promise that this simple pound cake recipe is worth the extra effort!
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Why Is It Called “Sock It to Me Cake”?
“Sock it to me” was a popular phrase in the late 1960s-early 1970s. The phrase is in the outro of Aretha Franklin’s 1967 hit, “Respect.” It means something like “lay it on me.”
It’s like when a baker asked someone if they