Preacher's Cake

This tropical-inspired cake is known for being served when the preacher was coming for a visit. You'll love the combination of coconut, pineapple, pecans, and mandarin oranges. This cake is so moist and delicious that you'll want to serve it whether the preacher comes over or not.

Preacher's Cake Recipe by Brenda Walsh

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Guest: Yunhee Cho

(VEGAN)

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1 11-ounce can mandarin oranges packed
  • in all-natural fruit juice, drained
Frosting
  • 1 8-ounce container Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup non-dairy whipped topping
  • Garnish with pecans, mandarin oranges, pineapple slices, and coconut
Directions:

Spray the bottom and sides of two 9-inch round cake pans with non-stick cooking spray, then line with wax paper. Spray the wax paper with non-stick cooking spray, then add ¼ cup flour and shake until evenly coated.

In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cornstarch together. In a medium size bowl, mix sugar, vanilla, oil, and applesauce together with an electric mixer on medium-low speed until creamy. Slowly mix in flour mixture until just combined. Add pineapple, 1 cup chopped pecans and coconut and continue mixing on medium low until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. With a spatula, gently fold in mandarin oranges.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely, then remove from pan.

Prepare frosting by mixing ingredients together until smooth. Spread a layer of frosting on the top of one cake, then place the second cake on top. Frost the top evenly.


(REGULAR)

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 box instant coconut pudding mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1 11-ounce can mandarin oranges packed
  • in all-natural fruit juice, drained
Frosting
  • 1 8-ounce cream cheese, soften to room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup non-dairy whipped topping
  • Garnish with pecans, mandarin oranges, pineapple slices, and coconut
Directions:

Spray the bottom and sides of two 9-inch round cake pans with non-stick cooking spray, then line with wax paper. Spray the wax paper with non-stick cooking spray, then add ¼ cup flour and shake until evenly coated.

In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pudding mix together. In a medium-sized bowl, mix both sugars, vanilla, oil, and applesauce together with an electric mixer on medium-low speed until creamy. Add eggs one at a time until mixed together. Slowly mix in flour mixture until just combined. Add pineapple, 1 cup chopped pecans and coconut and continue mixing on medium low until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. With a spatula, gently fold in mandarin oranges.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely, then remove from pan.

Prepare frosting by mixing ingredients together until smooth. Spread a layer of frosting on the top of one cake, then place the second cake on top. Frost the top evenly.

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