Although Elvis did spend a lot of time in Nashville recording his records, he is really known for getting his start in Memphis, where he built his mansion, Graceland. Memphis has huge celebrations the week of his birthday and also the week of his death, in fact, they call it “Death Week.”
Elvis was known for having some strange tastes in food. I think his most famous “Elvis Specialty” was probably fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches. But he was known for loving this particular cake that I have a picture of. “Elvis Cake” is a white cake with special icing that has crushed pineapple and cream cheese in it, that is topped with chopped pecans. I saw a photo of this and it made me get a craving tonight. I think I have everything on hand here in my pantry. So I’m heading to the kitchen to bake a cake!