Sunday, December 14, 2014


This cake is floating around the internet but I don't think it was really an Elvis Presley cake. I do think, however, it is something Elvis would have no doubt liked. I have the cookbook made by his longtime cook, Nancy Rooks and his uncle Vester Presley. This is not among the cakes she published. Whether Elvis ate it or not, the reviews on this cake are great. Too much sugar for this diabetic but many of you might like to try it.

1 box white cake mix (plus the ingredients called for to make it)
1 8 oz. can of crushed pineapple
1 cup sugar
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans

Bake the cake according to the package directions.   Remove from oven and poke holes in the top of the cake with a pick or a meat fork works well.

Place the pineapple with it's juice (don't drain) and the 1 cup sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a boil.   Pour evenly over the cake.   Allow to cool. 

Beat the cream cheese and butter together until fluffy.  Add the confectioners sugar and vanilla until smooth.  Stir in the chopped pecans.   

Spread over the top of the cake.  You can serve immediately.  Refrigerate the leftovers.

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