Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Very moist sour cream cake livened up with cinnamon and pecans ... this freezes well so bake two and freeze one! It won't last long, I guarantee. Compares very favorably with the sour cream cakes sold in local grocery stores. Not a diet food, but Oh! so worth every calorie!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box vanilla cake mix (or use your favorite flavor)
  • 1 (4 ounce) box vanilla pudding mix (I used the cooked type by mistake instead of instant, but it turned out great!)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 14 cup vegetable oil
  • 12 cup real butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons dry buttermilk (optional, but you can find it in the baking section)
  • 1 cup sour cream (I cheat and use extra)
  • 12 cup cinnamon sugar (I use extra)
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped (leave them out if you want to)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together (the batter will be rather thick).
  3. Put some cinnamon sugar and nuts in the bottom of a bundt pan, if you like.
  4. Place one-third to one-half of batter on top of the cinnamon sugar.
  5. Add another layer of cinnamon sugar & nuts and cover it up with spoonfuls of the batter. When you are finished, you can swirl the batter and cinnamon/sugar/nuts around if you like.
  6. Bake for one hour.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes and turn it upside down on a plate.
  8. Stand back as your family DEVOURS this cake.


Most Helpful

Although I like the idea (from the previous reviewer) of using orange zest, I decided to make the recipe as directed, so I'd have a reference point for the taste! Well, let me tell you, THIS CAKE IS GREAT, but it's definitely the kind of dessert you should make for company or at least for a larger group than just 2! Thanks for sharing! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]!

Sydney Mike October 05, 2008

Absolutely wonderful, rich, moist, totally NOT diet food cake! Made for a family picnic---in-laws went nuts over it---brought home an empty plate. Followed the recipe to the letter. Next time going to try some orange zest and some orange extract--can't wait!

mickie49 June 12, 2006

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