ELVIS PRESLEY POKE CAKE

1
Mary Duffy

By
@iainsmoms

Always been a family favorite. It's fruity, sweet, and has a load of nuts; what's not to like, right? Mom found this in a local newspaper recipe column and we've basically used it for everything from potluck suppers with friends to being our holiday dessert at Christmas for those who want a little something other than a piece of Pumpkin Pie. It's really sweet so we cut small pieces and tastes even better the next day heated up for a few seconds in the microwave.

Rating:

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Comments:
Serves:
10-15
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 box
    white cake mix
  • 8 oz
    can crushed pineapple (packed in no sugar added juice)
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 c
    whole, chopped, and/or crushed pecans

How to Make ELVIS PRESLEY POKE CAKE

Step-by-Step

  1. Bake a white cake according to package directions in 9" x 13" prepared baking pan. We really like Duncan Hines brand but any white cake mix brand will work. Cool and poke holes in it. I've always used the end of a wooden spoon to poke the holes. Poke as many holes as you like but make sure they are spaced out across the top of the cake.
  2. In a small saucepan, boil crushed pineapple with juice, 1 cup white sugar, and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract for a few minutes. Then pour over cooled cake. This will fill up the holes that you've poked in the cake.
  3. In large bowl mix cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar until smooth. Add vanilla extract and pecans. Mix thoroughly and spread evenly across the top of the cake.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours before serving. Refrigerate overnight to give the cake the best flavor.
  5. Refrigerate any leftovers. Can be served cold from the fridge or heated for a few seconds in the microwave.

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About ELVIS PRESLEY POKE CAKE

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #poke #cake



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