In The Kitchen – Preacher’s Cake

I’m going to re-name this recipe to Pineapple Dream. Is that OK? I have nothing against preachers. I love preachers. My uncle is a preacher.

But Pineapple Dream sounds so…dreamy…and tasty. I got this recipe from my mom, (AKA Mimi, or AKA Ms Williams Sonoma) She has many names.

Make it and enjoy it. I have and I am!

Pineapple Dream

cake ingredients:

2 cups sugar

2 cups flour

2 eggs

2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup nuts ( I didn’t use them – don’t like nuts in my food!)

1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained


frosting ingredients:

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1  3/4 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup nuts ( didn’t use them – don’t like nuts in my frosting!)

2 tsp vanilla


Mix up cake ingredients and pour in a greased baking dish. And get this! You can just stir it up! No blender required!  Bake 350 for 30 to 45 minutes. ( do the toothpick test to check for done-ness. Or just eyeball it, if you are a really good cook)

Let it cool a while.

Mix the frosting ingredients and frost it. Also, no blender needed. I just used a whisk.


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Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  1. OMG! I make little pineapple cakes yesterday, and have to agree they are tasty, made icing with pineapple juice on mine, and did not crush the pineapple as it was a “value” brand so very small pieces. mmmmm

  2. Oh that looks delish! Pineapple, really?! Nothing against pineapple, I love it on pizza… Will have to try the cake. It sounds like nothing I have ever had before ;)
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  3. Nom Nom! Now that’s the type of pineapple I dream about! Love pineapple cakes. I normally make a pineapple and banana cake, but banana’s are as dear as poison in Oz at the moment since the floods, so this recipe will be perfect!
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  4. I like the name preacher’s cake better :) My daughter’s husband is a preacher,that’s what I call him, but she says it’s minister……so I will give her this recipe…

    Wonder if there is something besides pineapple you could use????? Does anyone who reads this know???? Not really a fan of pineapple……Thanks

  5. This is a great, but I only used 1 1/4 cups of sugar. If you use a good brand of pineapple it will be plenty with the sweet icing. Have made it many times since I first found it on Just A Pinch.

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