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 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
… 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
I have never heard of Preacher cake before ,, it looks and sounds wonderful!! A cup of teal along side, perfect!
Anything with pecans rocks.
Maybe because they are nostalgic for me. (My grandparents had a pecan orchard)
Even turkey dressing rocks, with pecans.
Oh this looks SO delicious...just the thing to accompany a nice cup of coffee!
This sounds like a wonderful treat. Hugs, Valerie
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?
I could eat this right now!
I've never heard of this cake before but I love pecans so it's one for me.
Boa tarde, a sugestão para o bolo de banana-abacaxi é saudável para os diabéticos e não diabéticos, certamente que o mesmo é saboroso.
My mouth is watering!
This looks delicious!
I will have coffee with mine please :)
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
...looks like something to try.
I would enjoy this with either coffee or tea.
This looks so good!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your well wishes!! I am progressing nicely after my surgery..Thanks!!
I enjoyed the story behind the Preacher Cake and the recipe and links. Thank you Jan and have a great weekend :)
I've never heard of this cake but it sounds good.
Never used pineapple syrup.
Coffee is on
I love pecans so maybe I'll give it a try.
this sounds good. thanks for the recipe.
Admittedly I would leave out the pecans. The only nut I dislike.
It must be delicious.
Thank you for sharing.
Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco
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
I remember the days when people used to do a 'quick bake' when people were coming over. Days which I suspect have largely gone.
This sounds very tasty. Thank you.
Interesting history how the cake got it's name. Looks delicious and I bet it's tasty.
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.
What a delicious treat!
That looks good to me - but I like sweets - my downfall.
Jan - I am always looking for new "sweet treats" for my craft group, and I think this will be perfect! Enjoy your weekend!
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.
Deve de ser delicioso este bolo.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros
I will take tea with mine, thank you. Looks delicious.
Tiene que estar muy sabrosa. Un beso.
this sounds good but I don't think I have ever seen pineapple or cinnamon syrups before
Hello, the cake looks delicious. I would love to try a piece, yum
Enjoy your day!
Thank you Jan! I could have a piece of this right now! Big Hugs!
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