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    Cotton Pickin' Cake

    Cotton Pickin' Cake. Photo by True Texas

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    40 mins

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    20 mins

    True Texas's Note:

    This cake has many names according to the newspaper, Pig Pickin' Cake, Turkey Cake, Sunshine Cake or Nancy Ware Cake. This cake must be kept refrigerated.

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    • 1 (18 1/2 ounce) yellow cake mix
    • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, with juice
    • 4 eggs
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

    Icing recipe follows

    • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice
    • 1 (8 -9 ounce) container dessert whipped topping
    • 1 (3 ounce) vanilla instant pudding mix, uncooked


    1. 1
      Mix cake mix, oranges and juice, eggs and oil in electric mixer until orange slices are broken up and batter is fluffy - about 3 minutes.
    2. 2
      Divide among three greased and floured 9-inch layer cake pans and bake at 350°F, about 20 minutes or until cake tests done.
    3. 3
      Cool on rack. When layers are cool, ice between layers, sides and top.
    4. 4
      Icing directions:.
    5. 5
      Blend pineapple and juice, dessert topping and dry pudding mix until well mixed. Keep under refrigeration until used.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 20, 2009


      Now this is the recipe I grew up with. I am a Georgia girl and we called it a Pea Pickin' Cake. We called it that because it was the perfect, light cake to have after a hot day in the sun pickin peas. :) Unlike most cakes, this one doesnt sink to the bottom of your gut with a huge thump. :) I am not a big cake eater though the rest of the family adores them. However, this is the cake I am making today for my birthday because it is one cake I absolutely love!

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    • on October 11, 2008


      I substituted the 11 ounce can of mandarin oranges for the 1 cup of water in a carrot cake mix. It turned out delicious and moist. (The box called for three eggs, so that is what I used.). Thank you for giving me the courage to try this! NOTE: I did not make the frosting.

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    • on July 01, 2008


      verrry nice. light, refreshing, not too sweet. perfect for summer. also very easy to make. i love the name. :) thanks for the recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cotton Pickin' Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (145 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 413.8
    Calories from Fat 183
    Total Fat 20.4 g
    Saturated Fat 5.2 g
    Cholesterol 86.5 mg
    Sodium 439.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 54.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 36.8 g
    Protein 5.0 g

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