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Why is "Sock-It-To-Me" cake called "Sock-It-To-Me" cake?

Asked by AlyxCaitlin (931 points ) March 9th, 2010

It’s so wierd.

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jfos's avatar

Wouldn’t be fitting to call it cheesecake, huh?

SeventhSense's avatar

It’ll knock your socks off.

CMaz's avatar

When Laugh In was on TV, coining the phrase, “Sock-It-To-Me”.
They said, “Sock-It-To-Me” and got hit with a pie.

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

Check the bathroom scale the next morning.
That’s where sock-it-to-me cake really socks it to you.

SeventhSense's avatar

@ChazMaz
Informative
Always good to have some ancient jellies references on hand

cbloom8's avatar

Because that’s it’s name, silly!

Buttonstc's avatar

When Laugh-In popularized this phrase it became ubiquitous.

Everybody was using it, even a President of the US. Yep, ol’
sourpuss himself, Richard Nixon got in on the act.

The Betty Crocker company decided to appropriate it also and included a recipe on the back of their butter cake mixes and named it that.

Leave it to commerce to leave no stone unturned to make a buck.

I’m surprised Rowan and Martin didn’t sue them just for the publicity. But it was a less litigious time back then.

CMaz's avatar

“Always good to have some ancient jellies references on hand”

I’ll take that! :-)

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