Incredible Pig Pickin' Cake
- Ready In:
- 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix
- 4 eggs
- 3⁄4 cup salad oil
- 11 ounces mandarin oranges, undrained
- 16 ounces crushed pineapple, slightly drained
- 16 ounces Cool Whip
- 3 ounces instant vanilla pudding
- maraschino cherry, if desired
- Mix cake mix, eggs, oil and oranges.
- Pour into 3 or 4 greased layer cake pans.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, cool on racks.
- Mix pineapple, cool whip and pudding.
- Fill and frost.
- Decorate with coconut and cherries, or not.
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My AMAZING Variation of Pig Pickin’ Cake is to use Banana Pudding Mix INSTEAD of Vanilla….EEWWWEEE.!!! You talk about AWESOME.!!! Which I LOVE Anything BANANA… and then I also Garnish with thin Banana Slices…. Mmmm.!!! Ive got one in the oven baking right now… can’t wait to get it out, cool it off, and Frost It and EAT IT UP.!!!
Everyone loved this cake and it was so pretty! I modified it based on what I had on hand and also based on another interesting recipe for a cake of the same name. First of all, I didn't have mandarin oranges, so I used crushed pineapple. Second of all, I didn't have vanilla pudding so I used lemon pudding. Thirdly, I'm not a big fan of cool whip, so I used real whipping cream. I didn't know if that would affect the integrity of the texture... so I made the topping/filling right before serving it. Fourthly, I added a sprinkling of toasted pecans (for those who wanted it)... that was really yummy. As in another recipe, I decorated the cake with cut fruit (this time just with strawberry slices, I wanted to use kiwi and blueberries too, but all I had was strawberries). It was so pretty... definitely special occasion worthy (our celebration was Mother's Day). Also, I wasn't serving a large crowd and didn't want a bunch of leftover cake, so I cut everything in half (by using a digital scale), and just for fun, I split the one layer in two just so I could put the topping/filling in a middle layer. It fed 8 people and there were a couple of slices left over. I will definitely make this again and may do it with my modifications since it was sooo good. : ) Thanks! Also, I'll plan to post a photo tomorrow.
I made this last night and I added fruit cocktail into the cake mix with the mandarin oranges and wow what an umph it made everyone loved it and I remember something similar that my granny made as well , thanks for the recipe and yes a whole can drained of fruit cocktail and it was wow . thanks again for an awesome recipe .
Yummmm! I made this last night for a dinner party and everyone loved it. I used 1/2 unsweetened applesauce and 1/2 oil, drained the mand juice into the cake mix, added eggs, mixed well, then added oranges last and only mixed about 30-45 sec to break up a little but still leave some good size pieces. Used 2- 8" round cake pans. I mixed 1 1/2 packages pudding with 20 oz pineapple undrained then folded in 16 oz cool whip, it turned out great. Also, I sprinkled a handful of chopped pecans on top of the bottom layer and decorated the outside with them. Results were great, hope this helps!