Cracker Crumb Cake

This is a cake using saltine crackers instead of flour, and it is so good. My aunt used to make this every Thanksgiving.

Cracker Crumb Cake


  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 36 saltine crackers, finely crushed
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple
  • 1 (8 ounce) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed


1 Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Butter a 9×13 inch baking pan.

2 In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites with cream of tartar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar while continuing to whip to stiff peaks. Fold in cracker crumbs and pecans until evenly blended. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.

3 Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake springs back when pressed in the center. Cool completely before frosting.

4 To make frosting: Mix together the crushed pineapple and whipped topping. Spread over cooled cake, and refrigerate until serving.


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