white cake with pineapple pecan topping

Elvis Presley Cake

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! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword box cake mix recipe, easy cake recipe, pineapple cake
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 444kcal


  • 1 box white cake mix (with ingredients on the back of the box)

For the pineapple topping:

  • 8 ounces crushed pineapple with juice (1 small can)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

For the frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • Prepare cake according to instructions on package.
  • Bake in a greased 9x13 inch pan according to package directions.
  • Allow the cake to cool on a wire rack.
  • Once the cake has cooled, use a fork to poke some holes over the top of the cake.
  • Combine pineapple and sugar in saucepan. Bring o barely a boil and stir until the sugar is dissolve. The juice should look clear. Then remove from heat.
  • Spoon over cooled cake and spread the pineapple out to cover the top completely.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Add powdered sugar and beat again until smooth. Add in the heavy cream a tablespoon at a time as needed to make the frosting spreadable.
  • Drop spoonfuls of frosting over the top of the cake, then spread the frosting very carefully over cake. Be very gently doing this so the layers stay in place.
  • Sprinkle with pecans.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.



The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 15 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**


Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1mg