Elvis Presley Cake

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Indulge in the delightful flavors of Elvis Presley Cake, a sweet and tangy dessert that combines the tropical taste of pineapple with a creamy cream cheese frosting. This easy-to-make cake is a perfect treat for any occasion, from family gatherings to potlucks.

Why Make This Recipe

This recipe is a crowd-pleaser and requires simple ingredients that are easily accessible. The combination of moist yellow cake, pineapple filling, and creamy frosting creates a harmonious blend of flavors that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

How to Make Elvis Presley Cake


  • 1 box yellow cake mix, plus ingredients called for on box
  • 1 (16 oz) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped


  1. Preheat your oven according to the instructions on the cake mix box. Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. Prepare the yellow cake mix according to the package instructions, then pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine the crushed pineapple (including the juice) and granulated sugar. Cook over medium heat until it simmers. Remove from heat, add vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the pineapple mixture over the cake batter in the pan.
  5. Bake as per cake mix instructions or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. For the frosting, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  7. Once the cake has cooled, spread the cream cheese frosting over the top and sprinkle chopped pecans.

How to Serve Elvis Presley Cake

Serve this cake at room temperature to enjoy the flavors fully. It pairs well with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

How to Store Elvis Presley Cake

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The cake may lose some of its moisture over time, so enjoy it fresh when possible.

Tips to Make Elvis Presley Cake

  • Ensure the cream cheese and butter are at room temperature for a smooth frosting.
  • Do not drain the pineapple juice as it adds moisture and flavor to the cake.
  • Toast the pecans before adding them for a nuttier flavor.


For a tropical twist, add shredded coconut to the cream cheese frosting for a Pina Colada-inspired flavor.


  1. Can I use a different cake mix flavor?
    • Yes, you can experiment with different cake mix flavors to customize the taste.
  2. Can I substitute walnuts for pecans?
    • Yes, walnuts can be used instead of pecans for a different nutty flavor.
  3. Can I make this cake ahead of time?
    • Yes, you can bake the cake in advance and frost it just before serving for the best texture.

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