Monday, May 11, 2020

Sock-It-To-Me!

Aretha Franklin covered Otis Redding's song, "R-E-S-P-E-C-T"
Where did that phrase, "Sock-It-To-Me" originate?  I remember it from Aretha Franklin's cover of the song, "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" written in 1967 by Otis Redding. Otis recorded the song first, but Aretha made it famous, featuring a chorus repeating "sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me" really fast in the background. 
Judy Carne, The Sock-It-To-Me-Girl" on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In"
Of course, we all remember when the TV show, "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" used the phrase. Judy Carne was known as the Sock-It-To-Me Girl. She would come into view and recite the phrase over and over, usually while dancing, until something awful happened to her, typically a bucket of water poured on her head or a pie in the face.
So, after much Googling and net research, I found out that this is an old slang phrase for "give it to me." All sorts of connotations and situations where this phrase may be used come to my imagination! LOL!
I'm supposing that the Sock-It-To-Me Cake was named because it was SO delicious you just had to have a slice....give it to me, give it to me, sock it to me! The recipe seems to appear around 1972. One of my Facebook friends showed a photo of her Sock-It-To-Me cake online the other day. I just couldn't get that cake outta my head! I used to order slices of it at Pann's Coffee Shop...so delicious!
Basically, it's a yellow pound cake with streusel, pecan filling, topped with thick vanilla frosting. Oh yum!  Below is what the cake is SUPPOSED to look like.
This is what the perfect Sock-It-To-Me Cake should look like
I didn't grease my bundt pan properly, so the cake stuck a bit. Also, my frosting is not as thick as the photo above. Even though my cake isn't picture-perfect, it's disappearing really fast!
Sock-It-To-Me Cake. SO delicious!
Here's a LINK to the online recipe I found. There are many to choose from!

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