Elvis Presley Cake 

Capture the spirit of Elvis Presley with this delightful and decadent Elvis Presley Cake. Known for his love of rich and comforting flavors, this cake combines moist yellow cake layers with a juicy pineapple filling and a creamy frosting, all topped off with crunchy pecans. It’s a dessert fit for a king, perfect for celebrating any special occasion or indulging in a bit of nostalgia.


For the Cake:
  • 1 box (15.25 oz) yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cans (8 oz each) crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
For the Cream Cheese Glaze:
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk or cream, as needed
For the Topping:
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Cake Preparation:
    • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and line a 9×13-inch baking pan.
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, milk, oil, and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes until smooth and well combined.
    • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean.
  2. Pineapple Layer:
    • While the cake is baking, combine the crushed pineapple (with juice) and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  3. Assemble Cake:
    • Once baked, remove the cake from the oven. Immediately poke holes over the top of the cake using a fork or skewer.
    • Evenly pour the warm pineapple mixture over the hot cake, ensuring it soaks into the holes.
  4. Make the Cream Cheese Glaze:
    • In a bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
    • Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, mixing until smooth. Adjust the consistency with milk as needed to ensure it is spreadable but still thick.
  5. Final Touches:
    • Spread the cream cheese glaze evenly over the cooled cake. Sprinkle with chopped pecans for added texture and flavor.


  • Enhancing Moisture: For an extra moist cake, consider adding a box of vanilla pudding mix to the cake batter. This will help the cake maintain moisture and add a richer vanilla flavor.
  • Serving: Chill the cake in the refrigerator before serving. This not only helps the flavors meld together but also makes slicing the cake easier.
  • Garnish Options: For a fresh twist, try garnishing the cake with additional fruits like banana slices or strawberries, enhancing the tropical flavor profile.


The Elvis Presley Cake is a sumptuous treat that embodies the lavish tastes of one of music’s greatest legends. With its rich flavors and satisfying textures, this cake is sure to be a hit at any gathering, offering a sweet taste of history that’s as enjoyable as Elvis’s music. Enjoy baking and sharing this delicious tribute to The King!

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