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Preacher Cake

Preacher Cake~ Delicious and moist cake with pineapple, coconut, and pecans.

The coconut pineapple combo is just wonderful. I thought if the preacher loves this cake, then it has to be a winning recipe! Everyone asked for this recipe. It’s perfect for a large party, and the cream cheese frosting really makes it fantastic!

How Did It Get Its Name?

This is a simple cake with pantry items you may have just in case the Preacher shows up.

slice of preacher cake on white plate

Ingredients You Will Need for Preacher Cake

  • Cake:
  • flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • cinnamon
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • vegetable oil
  • vanilla extract
  • can of crushed pineapple
  • pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • cream cheese
  • butter
  • vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar

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slice of preacher cake on white plate
Yield: Serves 12

Preacher Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Easy and deliciously moist cake with pineapple and coconut, covered in a cream cheese frosting!


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, don't drain
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans or walnuts, divided
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted


  1. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; set aside.
  2. Combine sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla and mix on medium-low speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  3. Slowly mix in flour mixture until just combined.
  4. Add pineapple (undrained), 1 cup chopped pecans, and coconut, and continue mixing on medium-low speed until all ingredients are thoroughly combined (about 1 minute).
  5. Spray a 13x9 baking pan with cooking spray.
  6. Pour cake batter into the pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until the cake is set in the center and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Cool the cake completely in the pan then frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of chopped pecans over the cake.
  9. Store in the refrigerator

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 729Total Fat 39gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 28gCholesterol 66mgSodium 490mgCarbohydrates 92gFiber 3gSugar 64gProtein 8g

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Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

I would like to try this recipe, after scrolling the entire page several times I have yet to locate the actual recipe!!


Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

Thanks for letting me know Rick, it is posted now.


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