Preacher's Cake Better with Butter

Sasha Kamen


This is an Old South recipe for a quick cake you could make when the preacher was dropping by. It calls for two of almost everything and includes two sticks of butter creamed with the sugar as some other recipes do not. I got this recipe almost 50 years ago included with the baking pan given to me as a wedding shower gift from my Aunt Meda.


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Makes one 9" x 13" cake.
10 Min
35 Min


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  • 2 stick
    butter or margerine, softened
  • 2 c
    white sugar
  • 2
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 can(s)
    (20 oz.) crushed pineapple in its own juice, drained, reserve juice
  • 2 c
    sifted flour

How to Make Preacher's Cake Better with Butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9"x13" oblong pan.
  2. Cream together butter or margarine, sugar, eggs, baking soda, vanilla and salt.
  3. Gradually blend flour into creamed mixture with reserved pineapple juice.
  4. Fold in pineapple and chopped pecans with a rubber spatula until well incorporated throughout the batter.
  5. Bake in prepared 9"x13" pan for 35 to 40 minutes.
  6. Ice with your choice of frosting, glaze or sift a little powdered sugar over the top.

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About Preacher's Cake Better with Butter

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Heirloom

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