Keep this Preacher Cake Recipe on Hand for a Quick Dessert

The story goes, as handed down from mother to daughter over the years, that this cake is made with ingredients they kept on hand, so when a housewife got wind that the preacher was coming to visit, she was good to go and whipped up this handy, dandy Preacher Cake. I’m wondering if the preacher got really tired of being fed the same cake all the time!

This recipe has been around forever and there are many, many versions of it. I’m sure many of you can find a version of it in your treasured family recipe files as it was a staple in many households.

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  1. Preacher Cake Recipe


    2 c. sugar
    2 c. unsifted flour
    2 tsp. baking soda
    2 tsp. vanilla

    1/2 tsp. cinnamon
    2 eggs
    1/2 c. chopped nuts
    1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple with juice

    1/2 cup coconut (optional)

    Mix all together in a 9×13 pan. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 30-45 minutes. Frost if desired.


    1 (8 oz.) pkg.°F cream cheese
    1/2 stick butter
    1 3/4 c. confectioners’ sugar
    2 tsp. vanilla
    1/4 tsp. salt

    Mix together cream cheese and butter. Beat in sugar, salt and vanilla. Frost cake and garnish with 1 cup toasted coconut, optional. If you’ve never toasted coconut read the directions below:

    How to Toast Coconut
    Preheat oven to 325°F. Spread coconut flakes on a baking sheet in a thin layer and bake in preheated oven. The flakes will toast very quickly and won’t take more than 5-10 minutes. After a few minutes stir the coconut to help ensure even color.

    1. downhomecomfortfood

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      Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Anna. I can’t believe no one else mentioned it all this time. It’s corrected now.

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