Preacher's Cake

Pineapple, pecans, and coconut are the stars of this Southern cake recipe.

By: Mandy from
Preachers Cake
Preachers Cake
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This quick and easy dessert recipe is fit for even the finest company. If your preacher tends to drop by your house unexpectedly, you can always be prepared with this recipe for Preacher's Cake because you can whip it up in a jiffy. This pineapple cake recipe is the perfect thing to make for last-minute guests because it is made using ingredients that are likely already in your pantry. Once you top this sweet cake with homemade cream cheese frosting, you will be ready to serve it up with tea or coffee. Everyone will love this homemade cake recipe. This is sure to become your go-to Southern cake recipe!

Notes: You can also use this recipe to make a 3-layer cake by dividing the batter among three cake pans and doubling the recipe for cream cheese frosting.

Cooking Time50 min

Cooking Vessel Size9 x 13-inch baking dish


Note from the Editor

As a preacher’s daughter, I’ve tasted my fair share of delicious dessert recipes that the church congregation gave to my dad for the family.

Our fridge was always loaded with casseroles and homemade desserts that we’d bring home from the church potluck or members of the community dropped off at our front door. This was especially the case during the holidays, where we had more Christmas cookies in our home than we could possibly eat.

However, one of my favorite desserts was preacher’s cake. I used to help make it with my grandmother when I was little for her church’s bake sale, and of course, my dad would receive at least two a year.

Looking at this recipe, I can tell that it’s a good one. People try to get away with making it with different fruits or adding strange spices to try and mix it up, but pineapple and cinnamon are a classic that you can’t go wrong with.

I’m a preacher’s daughter, and I approve this recipe!

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#BestIdeaEver! Can't wait to try this.

I agree! This is such a great cake recipe.

BestIdeaEver! I love pineapple and coconut.

Glad you like the flavor combo!

This cake was so moist and delicious, I loved the cream cheese frosting!

The cream cheese frosting is definitely the best part.


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