Sometimes we get introduced to recipes that we’ll enjoy for the rest of our lives by accident, which is what happened when a classmate shared her mom’s Pistachio Sock-It-To-Me Cake with me.
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That is seriously what happened. I was required to take an Oral Communications class while in college for respiratory therapy back in the day (a LONG time ago!). We had an assignment to prepare a speech and presentation on anything that interested us. Hers was this cake that she loved so much, and she shared it with the entire class. Needless to say I HAD to have the recipe!
By the way, my presentation was about my recent weight loss at the time. Go figure. 🙂
I’ve been making this cake ever since. My mom LOVES it (it’s one of her favorites, too!). I make it at least once a year and it’s perfect year-round. I did eventually add the vanilla butter glaze to it but it’s not required. I just like icing.
The mixture of pecans, cinnamon and brown sugar throughout this cake adds so much to the already-amazing pistachio flavor. Not only is this cake a good cake for St. Patrick’s Day because it’s greenish in color, it’s perfect year-round if you’re a pistachio lover like me. Happy baking!Print