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Thursday 23 May 2019

Pecan Preacher Cake : Low Carb

The wonderful thing about blogging is you can sit in the comfort of your home and travel the world finding out new and different recipe ideas. You may even find something that you'd not heard of before. This recently happened to me …

Did you know that Preacher Cake (sometimes called Amish Preacher Cake) is a simple cake recipe usually made with pineapple, coconut, pecans and a cream cheese frosting... and as the story goes, this quick cake recipe was one that the housewife could throw together when she learned last minute that the preacher was coming!

It is thought to be related to the Hummingbird cake which is a banana-pineapple spice cake common in the Southern United States of America. Ingredients for this cake would include flour, sugar, salt, vegetable oil, ripe banana, pineapple, cinnamon, pecans, vanilla extract, eggs, and leavening agent. It is often served with cream cheese frosting.

Now, the original cake recipes can work out at approx. 40g carbs per serving which would cause blood sugar levels to rise … not good if you are diabetic! So what you could do is to make a lower carb version, this recipe suggestion works out at just 2 net carbs per serving … and thus does not cause such a spike in blood sugar readings.

Here are the ingredients you will need to make four servings:
1/2 cups almond flour
1/3 teaspoons baking soda
Pinch baking powder
Pinch salt
Pinch to teaspoon cinnamon (depending on taste)
1/3 cup swerve (sweetener)
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 tablespoons Sugar Free Pineapple syrup
1/2 tablespoon Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans, divided
1.5 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cups swerve (sweetener)

You will need a 6x6-inch square baking pan to make this cake, and you can find the original recipe with full instructions here

If you should need help with weight/measurement conversion see here

There is also a slightly different recipe for a Pecan Cake, which is low carb, here 

… I'll definitely need a cup of tea too,
although I could make you coffee if you'd prefer !

If you should be interested in reading a little more about the LCHF lifestyle then why not have a look at our 'Introduction to low-carb for beginners' post here 

Dear reader, a variety of recipe ideas and articles are within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

I have never heard of Preacher cake before ,, it looks and sounds wonderful!! A cup of teal along side, perfect!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Anything with pecans rocks.

Maybe because they are nostalgic for me. (My grandparents had a pecan orchard)

Even turkey dressing rocks, with pecans.

Ygraine said...

Oh this looks SO delicious...just the thing to accompany a nice cup of coffee!
Many thanks.ūüėäūüėä

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds like a wonderful treat. Hugs, Valerie

Sandy said...

Preacher cake, sounds good except for the coconut. I like the cute story with it also, quick and easy. You always have such good info. Too bad I don't bake. But, still enjoy reading your posts. AND how fun, I'm your first comment on this post, do I win a prize, lol?

Christine said...

I could eat this right now!

Jo said...

I've never heard of this cake before but I love pecans so it's one for me.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, a sugestão para o bolo de banana-abacaxi é saudável para os diabéticos e não diabéticos, certamente que o mesmo é saboroso.

JFM said...

My mouth is watering!
This looks delicious!
I will have coffee with mine please :)


NanaDiana said...

Hey Jan- You know my hubby is a preacher, right? I don't think anyone ever made a cake for him! lol I am copying over this recipe but wondering where in the heck to find a 6" pan! Have a great Thursday! xoDiana

Tom said...

...looks like something to try.

Miss Val's Creations said...

I would enjoy this with either coffee or tea.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

This looks so good!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your well wishes!! I am progressing nicely after my surgery..Thanks!!

DeniseinVA said...

I enjoyed the story behind the Preacher Cake and the recipe and links. Thank you Jan and have a great weekend :)

Mary Kirkland said...

I've never heard of this cake but it sounds good.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Never used pineapple syrup.
Coffee is on

Bill said...

I love pecans so maybe I'll give it a try.

sandy said...

this sounds good. thanks for the recipe.

William Kendall said...

Admittedly I would leave out the pecans. The only nut I dislike.

Maria Rodrigues said...

It must be delicious.
Thank you for sharing.
Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

Caty said...

This cake may be delicious Jan!! Very good ingredients, with pecan its super. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe with us.
I wish you a very nice Friday,
Big hugs, Caty

Elephant's Child said...

I remember the days when people used to do a 'quick bake' when people were coming over. Days which I suspect have largely gone.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

This sounds very tasty. Thank you.

God bless.

Margaret D said...

Interesting history how the cake got it's name. Looks delicious and I bet it's tasty.

Laurel Wood said...

This sounds so tasty. Anything with pecans takes me back to my childhood where mother and I would pick up pecans from our many pecan trees and bake with them.

Martha said...

What a delicious treat!

Chatty Crone said...

That looks good to me - but I like sweets - my downfall.

Angie said...

Jan - I am always looking for new "sweet treats" for my craft group, and I think this will be perfect! Enjoy your weekend!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

If it's got a cream cheese frosting, the cake could be made of dog food and I'd still eat it. I have true love of cream cheese frosting.

mamasmercantile said...

I will take tea with mine, thank you. Looks delicious.

Teresa said...

Tiene que estar muy sabrosa. Un beso.

Conniecrafter said...

this sounds good but I don't think I have ever seen pineapple or cinnamon syrups before

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the cake looks delicious. I would love to try a piece, yum

Enjoy your day!

Magic Love Crow said...

Thank you Jan! I could have a piece of this right now! Big Hugs!