Jailhouse Rock Cake

Note: An easy poke cake recipe which was an alleged favorite dessert of Elvis. Serves 6-8
1 (15-ounce) box white cake mix
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple
1 cup sugar
1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups chopped pecans, divided
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake mix according to package directions using a prepared 9 x 13 dish. Allow cake to cool after baking.
Combine pineapple with juice and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer until sugar is dissolved.
Using a chopstick or something similar, poke holes throughout the cake. Pour the pineapple mixture over the cake.
Mix together the cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar until combined. Stir in the vanilla extract and 1-1/2 cups of the chopped pecans. Evenly spread the icing over the cake. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup of chopped pecans.

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