pig pickin' cake
Pig Pickin' Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Light and spongy cake that's perfect for your summer cookout or potluck.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Kristen King
  • 1 butter recipe yellow cake mix
  • 11 oz can mandarin oranges
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 8 oz containers whipped topping extra creamy
  • 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 2 3.4 oz boxes instant vanilla pudding
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease 2 round cake pans.
  3. From can of oranges reserve liquid and 8-10 slices for garnish.

  4. Mix remaining oranges, cake mix, eggs, oil, and vanilla with electric mixer until smooth.

  5. Pour the mix equally into the two pans and bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  6. While the cakes are baking, whip together both containers of whipped topping, the pinnapple with juice, and both boxes of pudding with a wooden spoon or similar. Set aside.

  7. When cakes are finished baking and cool enough to handle, turn them out onto separate plates, poke a few holes in both layers with a knife, then pour the juice from the mandarin oranges over top of the cakes. (It makes it them more moist.)

  8. When cakes are fully cooled spread frosting on the first layer, top with the second cake layer, and cover with more frosting on the top and sides. Add remaining oranges on top for decoration. 

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes a lot of frosting because I hate running out of frosting when icing a layer cake! Don't be afraid to lick the spoon...a lot. Enjoy!