Elvis Presley Cake

Recipe by Guava Girl
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 12-16


  • 1
    (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 3
    eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13
    cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13
    cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1
    (16 ounce) box powdered sugar
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 1
    (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1
    (14 ounce) can crushed pineapple in syrup
  • chopped pecans, optional 12 ounces of semi-sweet coconut


  • In a 9x13 pan prepare yellow cake according to package directions.
  • While the cake is cooking, put the can of pineapple (including syrup) in a small sauce pan.
  • Add 1 cup sugar to the pineapple and cook over medium heat being careful not to brown the pineapple.
  • In another small saucepan heat the cream cheese and 1/2 box of powdered sugar.
  • When melted and heated it should resemble an icing.
  • More powdered sugar may be added to achieve the desired look.
  • Remove cake from oven and punch holes all over with the handle of a wooden spoon or similar instrument.
  • Pour the hot pineapple mix over the top of the cake.
  • Let it absorb into the cake.
  • Drizzle the icing mix over the cake.
  • Top with chopped pecans if desired.