Preacher's Cake is a favorite found in many church cookbooks. I had never heard about such a thing until last week, and had a chance to taste one today. What a delicious treat! You may not want to put an effort into a cake like this for everyday, but it makes a good contribution to a fellowship meal or family gathering. The directions and ingredient list are simple. This is how it's made.
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1-20 oz. can crushed pineapple, undrained
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Mix dry ingredients together first, then add wet ingredients. Beat by hand. Bake in a greased and floured 9x13 inch pan at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes. Cool, then frost.
1 pkg 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
1 3/4 cup powdered (confectioners) sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
Use electric beater and whip until smooth and creamy. Spread all of the frosting onto cooled cake, making sure it's spread evenly over entire cake. Sprinkle the top with chopped walnuts if desired, but it isn't needed.