Pig Pickin' Cake

"From Southern Living. Served at many southern barbecues or pig pickins."
photo by Chef Sarita in Aust photo by Chef Sarita in Aust
photo by Chef Sarita in Aust
photo by Chef Sarita in Aust photo by Chef Sarita in Aust
photo by Leslie photo by Leslie
photo by Leslie photo by Leslie
photo by Leslie photo by Leslie
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  • Beat the first 4 ingredients together in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer at medium speed until blended.
  • Stir in oranges.
  • Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 8-inch cake pans (layers will be thin).
  • Bake in a 350° oven for 25-30 minutes or until a pick comes out clean.
  • Cool layers in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove layers from pans and cool completely on wire racks.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the crushed pineapple and next 3 ingredients; spread pineapple mixture evenly between layers and on top of cake.
  • Chill cake 3-4 hours.
  • Garnish with chopped pecans, if desired.
  • Store cake in the refrigerator.

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  1. sjf91
    Ratherbeswimmin thanks for the great recipe! When I bake this cake, I can pretend I am the belle of the ball at a great Southern hoedown. This is my husband's favorite cake, but the rest of the family loves it too!! Tastes fancy but is really easy. I do modify the recipe a little. I bake the cake in a 9 by 13 pan. I sub juice from the mandarine oranges for the water. I use sugar free vanilla pudding and Cool Whip. No problem, regular or unleaded (sugarfree) this cake is delicious.
  2. Leslie
    Wow,wow,wow! This is one delicious cake! I made this for a Birthday celebration, but will add this to my catering menu, it's that good! I omitted the pecans, just because my Mom isn't a fan, but otherwise made it as stated. Terrific cake, and very easy to put together. Be sure to use the "instant" pudding it calls for, and not "cooked" pudding like I did the first time around! :)
  3. gwynn
    Great cake! Quick and easy. Thanks for posting.
  4. Chef Sarita in Aust
    My aunt makes this cake alot and I love it. I have made it once with the cool whip topping and another time with buttercream frosting with toasted coconut. They both tasted great! Thanks for posting!
  5. PamperedChefAngie
    I LOVE this cake!!! I've been looking for this recipe.. as my sister has made this many times and everyone has raved about it.. and I always wait for her to make it. I don't have to anymore... this is INCREDIBLE... THANK YOU for posting!!



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