PIG PICKIN CAKE
Friday, September 13, 2019 Cooking
PIG PICKIN’ CAKE
This dessert has this name as it has a citrus lift that is a perfect way to end a barbecue . You will find it is very easy to make and is delicious. This is also made with a cake mix , which cuts down the preparation time, but not the elegant taste. Their are many variations and versions of the PIG PICKIN’CAKE. Prep: 15 min.
Bake: 30 min. Chill : 4 hours 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
1 (15-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 ( 3.4-ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
1 ( 12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Garnish with chopped pecans ( if desired)
Combine packaged yellow cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs in a large bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Stir in mandarin oranges. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured round cake pans.(layers will be thin).
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean. Cool layers in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes; remove layers from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
Stir together crushed pineapple, instant pudding, thawed whipped topping, and pecans. Sp-read this frosting mixture evenly between layers and on top of cake. Chill cake 4 hours . Add chopped pecan garnish , if desired. Store decorated cake in refrigerator till time to serve. Serves 12. After making and serving this cake at a ladies club meeting several years ago , I was surprised to learn some other names this PIG PICKIN’ CAKE goes by and each version is delicious. I had eaten Sunshine Cake which put a smile on my cake eating face. Next time you have a family gathering or block party, backyard picnic or barbecue, treat your guests to PIG PICKIN’ CAKE and enjoy.