In The Kitchen – Preacher’s Cake

August 31, 2011

in Cooking in my blue jeans

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.


And if you have time to browse, you should visit and read their Baking Tips. Lot’s of good information!


Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Joy August 31, 2011 at 11:00 am

Sounds delicious, even though I hate pineapple! LOL
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Sally August 31, 2011 at 11:04 am

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

Anonymous May 30, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Don’t think it means you crush the pineapple. You can buy it already crushed instead of chunks.

Lydia @ See Beautiful August 31, 2011 at 11:48 am

Your pineapple dream just mocked my lunch – it looks THAT delicious.

Can’t wait to try it.
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Ruth August 31, 2011 at 3:34 pm

That looks good. This would have to be a me dessert . Or maybe one for me and the sis. No one else but me will eat nuts in food either so I never use them. I am also the only pineapple eater. :)
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Augmented Gen August 31, 2011 at 3:46 pm

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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Runnermom-jen August 31, 2011 at 4:55 pm

That looks really good! And I’m with you on the nuts!
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Caitlin August 31, 2011 at 5:08 pm

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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Laura August 31, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Oh yeah, that looks amazing. And I like you even more now that I know you, too, don’t like nuts in your food. Saving this one for later!
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Angie September 1, 2011 at 7:23 am

This sounds very good! I’ll have to give it a try :)
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Kim of Mo'Betta September 4, 2011 at 11:07 am

YUM! I love pineapple, could you instant message me some?!
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Deb September 5, 2011 at 9:19 am

If there was a way, I would surely do it, my friend!

Mona G. September 16, 2011 at 2:45 pm

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

jeanadan March 28, 2012 at 8:43 am

I cook and bake for a living, what size baking dish isn’t mentioned in your post.

Anonymous May 30, 2013 at 6:40 pm

9×13 pan

Ghila April 26, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Sounds yummi… No oil or butter???

Connie June 25, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Been making this cake for years! So easy and everybody loves it! The cream cheese frosting is my favorite part!

Penny October 13, 2012 at 2:40 pm

This is also called Mexican Wedding Cake (there are also cookies by that name) – also Hawaiian Wedding Cake.

Deb October 13, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Thanks for the info. I didn’t know that.

Anonymous May 30, 2013 at 6:39 pm

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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