Elvis Presley Cake (Jailhouse Rock Cake)

Elvis Presley Cake (Jailhouse Rock Cake)!  Immerse yourself in rock ‘n’ roll nostalgia with this lavish dessert, perfect for a king! A moist white cake is elevated with a tropical layer of sweet pineapple, while a luscious pecan frosting adds depth and texture. Whether you’re an admirer of the King himself or simply a connoisseur of delectable treats, this cake will leave you singing its praises!


  • White Cake Mix
  • 8 oz can Crushed Pineapple (with juice)
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract (for pineapple mixture)
  • 8 oz package Cream Cheese, softened
  • ½ cup Butter, softened
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract (for frosting)
  • 3 cups Crushed Pecans


  1. Prepare and bake a white cake according to the package directions in your preferred cake pan. Once baked, allow the cake to cool and then poke holes throughout with the end of a wooden spoon.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the crushed pineapple (with its juice), 1 cup of granulated sugar, and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract. Bring to a boil for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour the hot pineapple mixture over the cooled cake, ensuring it penetrates the holes.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add in the powdered sugar, the remaining vanilla extract, and 2 cups of crushed pecans, mixing until well combined. Spread this frosting over the pineapple-soaked cake.
  4. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of crushed pecans over the top of the cake.
  5. For the best flavor, let the cake set overnight in the refrigerator or for at least 6 hours before serving. This allows all the flavors to meld together beautifully.

Weight Watchers Points:

The Weight Watchers points for this cake will depend on the specific brands and portions used, but here’s an approximate calculation:

  • White Cake Mix (1 box, prepared): 60 points
  • Crushed Pineapple (8 oz can with juice): 8 points
  • Granulated Sugar (1 cup): 32 points
  • Vanilla Extract (1 tsp total): 0 points
  • Cream Cheese (8 oz package, softened): 24 points
  • Butter (½ cup, softened): 46 points
  • Powdered Sugar (3 cups): 45 points
  • Crushed Pecans (3 cups): 60 points

Total Points: 275

Points per Serving (assuming 16 servings): 17 points

Please note that these points are approximate and may vary based on specific brands and product variations. For the most accurate points, it is recommended to use the official Weight Watchers app or website with the exact ingredients and brands you use.

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