The fall season marks the perfect opportunity to enjoy comfort foods as the temperatures begin to drop.
Nothing says comfort like macaroni and cheese — savory cheeses combined with soft noodles and delectable spices.
Macaroni and cheese is the perfect complement to a main dish, but it can also stand alone as a filling meal.
Regardless of how you enjoy it, this week, we take a look at this popular dish at New Market Barbecue in north Alabama.
Here’s a recipe for the Elvis Presley Cake by New Market BBQ. This delicious cake was inspired by a recipe on Southernplate.com with a modification made because of a mistake New Market’s Libby Webb made the first time she prepared it. Enjoy!
1 box yellow or butter cake mix
1 (3-ounce) box vanilla pudding
1/2 cup oil
1 cup milk
1 small can crushed pineapple, drained
For topping after baking:
1 large can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup sugar
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter or margarine, softened
1tsp butter flavoring
3 to 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Instructions for cake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set out butter and cream cheese to soften. Spray cake pan. Dry beat cake mix and pudding until lumps are gone. Add eggs, oil and milk. Beat until smooth. Add drained small can of crushed pineapple to cake mix and blend. Pour into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.
Instructions for topping:
While cake is cooling, boil pineapple and sugar on top of stove until sugar has melted. While cake is still hot, punch holes in cake with a fork and pour hot pineapple sauce over cake. Cool cake completely in the fridge.
Instructions for frosting:
Beat softened cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar gradually and beat until creamy. Add butter flavoring and mix well. Add pecans and mix well. Frosting is thick, so drop out evenly over cake so you can more easily spread it. Since the pineapple sauce is on top of the cake, it will want to move around, so be sure to get the frosting dropped out all over the cake best you can before you start moving it around to smooth it out so the pineapple won’t show through the frosting. Cover and refrigerate. Serve cold.