I was sitting around last Saturday watching food network, like usual, and saw Paula Deen making this cake. It looked great, so I tried it Tuesday night. I'm not a huge fan of spice cake, but this was probably one of the better ones I've eaten. The best part was the cinnamon, sugar, pecan combination for the topping and a layer in between. I didn't get a chance to take a picture of it so you'll have to use your imagination :)
Here's the recipe:
Spicy Cinnamon Cake
1 (18oz) package spice cake mix
1 (4 serving) package instant vanilla pudding
1 cup sour cream
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup corn oil
5 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans (I used more, probably a cup total)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a bundt pan. Combine cake mix, instant pudding, sour cream, eggs, and corn oil and beat together well. In a seperate bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, and pecans. Pour half of the batter into prepared pan and sprinkle with sugar mixture, reserving a little to sprinkle on top. Pour the rest of the batter into pan and sprinkle with the rest of the sugar mixture. Bake 1 hour. Let cool and remove from pan.
As always, the cooking time depends on your oven. I check mine about 15 minutes before they say to, and I usually end up cooking a little shy of the temperature they say.