Love pineapples and pecans? Then you might like this Elvis Presley Cake! It starts with a basic white cake mix, but add the pineapple topping and cream cheese frosting…you won’t be able to say no!
I’m always looking for new recipes to take to potlucks and picnics. That’s what I consider today’s cake recipe…a potluck recipe. It is easy to make, yet will serve up to 15 people making it great for a gathering. It’s also very portable since it is made in a 9×13 cake pan.
From my research, this cake is supposedly the cake that Elvis asked his grandma for the most often. Doesn’t that make it so special? I’m sure it has another name out there, but I’m sure it doesn’t mind being called the Elvis Presley Cake either!
I love recipes that start with a box cake mix. Jazzing a plain cake up into something spectacular is fun because there are endless flavor combinations! Also, the cake mix gives a good base to a recipe.
For this Elvis Presley Cake, simple bake a white cake mix as the back of the box suggests. It can be whatever brand of cake mix you’d like, just make sure it will fill a 9×13 cake pan.
To make the pineapple topping that soaks into this cake, simply heat on the stovetop the pineapple and sugar. You’ll mix until the sugar is dissolved. It will look like a syrup! Poke holes in the baked, cooled cake with a fork, then pour this warm pineapple mix overtop. Some of the syrup will soak in and some will sit on top. Mmm…delicious!
This cream cheese frosting is easy to mix up, especially if you have a hand mixer or stand mixer. Make sure to have both the butter and cream cheese at room temperature. Don’t melt them. They should be just barely soft to the touch.
If you find the frosting is too thick upon first mixing, add a few tablespoons of heavy cream and beat it in. Just be sure not to add too much!
You can store this cake at room temperature for 24 hours. If you are going to have it longer than that, you may want to refrigerate it because of the fruit and frosting. Make sure it is covered well if it is at room temperature or in the fridge.