Delicious Preacher Cake

Preacher Cake! Every once in a while I love to try recipes that have been around forever! I started seeing tons of recipes for a cake called Preacher cake. I was intrigued!

The ingredients sounded so delightful and I decided I needed to try it and share it with you! So what I have gathered is that it’s a Southern tradition. I guess it’s time to go south!



Preacher Cake


What I have read is that Preacher Cake got its name because it was a cake you usually had the ingredients for in your pantry so when the preacher told you he was coming to visit, you could quickly make this cake.



This cake was a big success at my house! My Cooper gave it two thumbs up!



Preacher Cake
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  1. Cake
  2. 3 cups flour
  3. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 2 cups sugar
  7. 3 eggs
  8. 1 cup vegetable oil
  9. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  10. 1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, with juice
  11. 1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans or walnuts, divided
  12. 1 cup flaked coconut
  13. Cream Cheese Frosting
  14. 1 8-ounce whipped cream cheese,
  15. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  16. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  17. 2 cups powdered sugar
  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
  2. In a different bowl, combine sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla until creamy. Slowly mix in flour mixture with the butter mixture until just combined.
  3. Add the pineapple (undrained), 1 cup chopped pecans and coconut then continue mixing until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  4. Spray a 13 x 9 baking pan with cooking spray. Pour cake batter into pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until cake is set in the center and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Cool cake completely in pan then the frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup chopped pecans over cake. Store in refrigerator.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Whip cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy. Slowly add the powdered sugar (add more if necessary to reach desired consistency.
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8 thoughts on “Delicious Preacher Cake”

  1. That sounds delicious! Though I have to admit that I wouldn’t have any of the ingredients on hand if a preacher were to come calling. Pinned.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great St. Patrick’s Day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Yum! This looks so delicious–and I love the idea of having something to whip up right quick because the preacher’s coming over! (I very well remember the days when preachers made home visits frequently.) I’ve pinned this and will be giving it a try.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

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