I have never seen a Pork N Beans Cake recipe. I got this from my late Uncle and it tastes like a Spice Cake when completed. I had my doubts, but it is a very good and great cake to fool people with when they try it. Very easy to make great for company functions.
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- 16 ounces pork & beans
- 8 ounces crushed pineapple
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 (1 lb) box confectioners' sugar (10x Small Box)
- 1 (16 ounce) bag pecans, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together.
- Combine the above mixture with eggs, sugar, and oil in a large mixing bowl.
- Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
- Mash drained beans and pineapple to the mixture. You could use a blender for this part and probably would be better to get a smooth bean mixture.
- Bake 30-35 minutes until toothpick test comes out clean.
- Cool for 25 minutes.
- Mix all ingredients except 1/2 of the pecans; spread between layers, or if a bundt cake style, over the whole thing.
- Once icing on top, sprinkle remaining pecans.
One of the best spice cake recipes I have ever made. Throught it weird to have a can of pork 'n' beans to cake!! The kids got a kick out making the cake. LOVE IT!
What a great cake recipe. I was intrigued by the "weird, secret ingredient" and had to try this recipe. No on would ever guess this had pork and beans in it. I used the blender to blend the beans into liquid. My DH guessed the secret was pineapple; a friend guessed carrots. Boy, were they surprised when I told them the real ingredient. This cake reminds many of a carrot-type cake. This would be a great conversation starter at a pot luck or company function. 5 stars for wacky ingredient, 5 stars for taste, and 5 stars for moist cake. Good job!