ELVIS PRESLEY CAKE

 

Elvis Presley Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

Elvis Presley cake is so easy to make and this cake is wonderful for any gathering or occasion.  The first time I made this cake my family went crazy about it and wanted it all the time.  It would be wonderful for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, Easter or just anytime you want a delicious dessert everyone will go for.  The original cake recipe calls for a white cake mix but I use a pineapple cake mix when I make mine.  I am sure there was probably not a pineapple cake mix around back when Elvis had his mother make it for him.  You could use a white cake mix, a yellow cake mix or pineapple cake mix.  This cake is very versatile and has such a refreshing taste.  Don’t expect to bring any home if you take it somewhere. You might also like to check out our recipe for Elvis Presley’s favorite sandwich.

Elvis Presley Cake Simple Ingredients:

Duncan Hines Signature Pineapple Supreme Moist Cake Mix (can use white or yellow) + cake mix ingredients

Can crushed pineapple with 100% pineapple juice

White granulated sugar

Butter

Cream cheese, softened

Vanilla extract

Powdered sugar

Chopped pecans

I really think the pineapple cake mix takes this cake up a notch. It’s a wonderful summertime cake with the pineapple flavor. You could use any nuts with this cake but my family prefers pecan.

I always get lots of questions like “can I substitute this for that”. This is how we make this cake, you are welcome to try any other ways to make it but I have only made it this way.

“I couldn’t locate a pineapple cake mix, so I used yellow. It was a fabulous cake, but I will find a pineapple cake mix next time! That frosting is excellent! Thank you!” -Marsha

“Wow, just made the Elvis Presley pineapple cake and it is delicious!, Thanks for this great recipe!” – Ellie

“I made my cake as the recipe directed and it was so delicious and moist. I will definitely make it again. Much thanks to the Southern Lady Cooks and of course “Elvis”.” – Jan

Full printable recipe in recipe card below.

Elvis Presley Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

Elvis Presley Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Elvis Presley Cake

Judy Yeager
This cake is absolutely delicious. You'll never know it's made with a cake mix.
4.64 from 25 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 15.25 ounce Duncan Hines Signature Pineapple Supreme Moist Cake Mix + cake mix ingredients can use white or yellow
  • 1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple with 100% pineapple juice Do not drain
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions
 

  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions and bake in a 9 x 13 baking pan. Once cooked, remove cake from oven and let cool for 10 to 15 minutes while you heat the crushed pineapple along with the juice and the sugar on top of the stove just until sugar is melted. I bring mine to a slow boil and then remove from stove.
  • Punch holes in the cake with a fork and spread the pineapple over the cake along with the juice. Using a mixer combine butter, cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar to make frosting. Very gently spread over entire cake. It doesn’t matter if some of the pineapple shows through the frosting. Sprinkle on chopped pecans.
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28 Comments

  1. Love that pineapple in the cake thank you for sharing Elvis yummy5 stars

  2. Cindy. Dandrea says:

    I really enjoy your good Southern recipes, it reminds me of my roots ( N.C.) I have printed out some of your great recipes that my notebook binder is getting thicker and thicker !! I am making both the” “Sausage & Pepper” & the “Peach Upside Down Cake” for our week-end dinner, can hardly wait. Thank You. !!!5 stars

    1. YAY!! We are so happy to hear you are enjoying the recipes! Thank you for the kind words.

  3. Does anyone know if this cake can be frozen?

  4. Do you let the pineapple topping cool before you spread on the frosting?

  5. Could you please tell me how to store the cake? Thank you.5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I just cover it and put it in the fridge.

  6. Lillie Johnson says:

    Made the cake ,wonderful!5 stars

  7. BlueBonnetState says:

    I rarely leave feedback because nothing really ever impresses me. But this cake recipe does. Delicious. Made exactly as written. Elvis would be proud.5 stars

  8. Janice Lindley says:

    I haven’t made this yet but I am this weekend for July 4th. Instead of granulated sugar can I use Splenda or any sugar substitute?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      We don’t use sugar substitutes so I can’t advise. You’ll need to try it and see. Thanks!

  9. It was awesome! Very easy to make!!!5 stars

  10. Can parchment paper be placed in the pan before pouring in the prepared cake mix?
    I want to remove the cooled cake to a serving plate.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t. Thanks!

  11. My son requested this for his birthday. We all loved it!! Another fantastic recipe from your site.5 stars

    1. Can you leave the cake out on countertop or have to be refrigerated

      1. The Southern Lady says:

        You can leave a cake with cream cheese frosting out overnight (the sugar will help preserve it), but if your kitchen is too hot, don’t take the risk. Stick it in the fridge.

  12. Is that supposed to be “one 8 oz” can pineapple (small) or “18 oz”? I saw another recipe for this that called for a 20 oz can.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      It is one 8 ounce can.

  13. Ella Rademacher says:

    All recipes are spoil good!5 stars

    1. Oh my. I don’t know where to leave a comment however I had company in and made the Elvis Presley Cake. I’m not kidding when I say it didn’t last 12 hours. Everybody loved it so much and sad it was gone. So I made another. This is now everybody’s favorite cake and that includes 2 picky eaters. And yes I used white cake mixes. Thank You.5 stars

      1. The Southern Lady says:

        So glad it was such a hit!!

  14. I couldn’t locate a pineapple cake mix, so I used yellow. It was a fabulous cake, but I will find a pineapple cake mix next time! That frosting is excellent! Thank you!5 stars

  15. PAULINE S says:

    what a great cake thank you for the recipe5 stars

  16. Wow, just made the Elvis Presley pineapple cake and it is delicious!, Thanks for this great recipe .5 stars

  17. I made my cake as the recipe directed and it was so delicious and moist. I will definitely make it again. Much thanks to the Southern Lady Cooks and of course “Elvis”.5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      So glad it was a hit!