Elvis Presley had a reputation for loving good southern cooking, like most southern men do. I don't know if this cake got it's name because it was a cake his cook, who he employed for years, made for him or not. Howcver, it does seem like a cake Elvis would have probably liked. Regardless of how it got it's name, it's a dang good cake and so easy! Here is what you will need:
1 box white cake mix (plus the ingredients called for to make it)
1 8 oz. can of crushed pineapple
1 cup sugar
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
Bake the cake according to the package directions. Remove from oven and poke holes in the top of the cake with a pick or a meat fork works well.
Place the pineapple with it's juice (don't drain) and the 1 cup sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Pour evenly over the cake. Allow to cool.
Beat the cream cheese and butter together until fluffy. Add the confectioners sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the chopped pecans.
Spread over the top of the cake. You can serve immediately. Refrigerate the leftovers.