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Ingredients

1 box (18 ounces) yellow or white cake mix
1 can (15 ounces) crushed pineapple, with juice
2 cups sugar or sugar substitute
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
1 stick margarine or butter
1 box (16 ounces) powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pecans, chopped

Instructions

Bake cake as directed on box. Let cool. With the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes in the top of the cake. In a sauce pan, combine pineapple with juice and sugar. Bring to a boil; set aside. In a bowl mix together cream cheese, margarine (or butter), powdered sugar, vanilla and pecans. Spoon pineapple mixture onto cake then frost cake with cream cheese mixture.

Mary Ellen Braden
Bettendorf



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