Pig Pickin’ Cake

Pig Pickin’ Cake

You don’t need to be from the South in order to appreciate a cake like this. We love how uncomplicated it is to make, and how easy it is to eat! Cakes don’t always have to be fancy or formal, and even a simple cake like this can add a touch of class to any gathering.

A pig pickin’ cake is fun to have at any special occasion – be it formal or informal. A treat that’s this good, and with such a unique name, will surely offer up a slice of something fun for family and friends.


1 (15.25oz) box yellow cake mix
3 large eggs
⅓ cup vegetable oil
1 cup water
1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges, drained
1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple
1 (12 oz) package frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (3.4 oz) box instant vanilla pudding


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
In a mixing bowl, beat cake mix, eggs, oil and water until moistened. Reserve 4-5 orange slices for decoration. Add remaining oranges to batter and beat until well blended.
Pour batter into baking pans and bake for 22-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cakes comes out clean. Cool slightly, 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool.
For the frosting: In a bowl, stir pudding mix and pineapple. Fold in thawed whipped topping. Take one cooled cake and add a layer of frosting to top. Place second cake on top of first and spread remaining frosting over cake.
Chill in refrigerator before serving.

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