His favorite ingredient was said to be one.
Elvis Presley supposedly favored this cake, giving it its flashy name. The cake was a popular dessert when served to him at his birthday party. It has also been noted that crushed pineapple, a prominent ingredient in the cake, was a favorite flavor of his.
1 box yellow cake mix, plus ingredients called for on box
1 (16 oz) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup pecans, chopped
Bake cake according to package directions in a 9×13-inch baking dish.
While cake bakes, add crushed pineapple, sugar, and vanilla extract to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
When cake has come out of oven, poke holes all over with the handle of a wooden spoon. Pour pineapple mixture evenly over cake. Allow to cool completely.
While cake cools, make the frosting. In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until creamy. Stir in pecans and spread frosting evenly over cooled cake.
Chill until ready to serve. Enjoy!