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Monday, May 7, 2012

Pig Pickin' Cake


I made this cake Saturday, because our niece Hilary came to visit.  That girl does love to come to Auntie Pattycakes and Uncle Bobby's house...and eat the goodies made especially for her. ;)  I love recipes like this that are quick and easy to make, but are delicious as well.  Hilary did enjoy this cake, and took some for the road. I have seen many versions, and names, for this cake.  I have always called it Pig Pickin' Cake, and this is how I make it.  It really is tasty!

Ingredients:
1 box yellow cake mix (18.25 oz.)
3 large eggs
1/2 C vegetable oil
1 11oz. can Mandarin oranges, with juice
Mix all ingredients until well blended and smooth.  Pour into 9x13 pan that has been prepared with oil/flour baking spray, like Pam.  Bake at 350F for 35-45 minutes.  Let cake cool before frosting.

Frosting:
1 8oz. carton Cool Whip, thawed
1 20oz. can crushed pineapple, juice reserved
1  3 1/2 oz. box instant vanilla pudding
Mix all ingredients until well blended, if frosting is too thick, add a little of the reserved pineapple juice.  Spread over cooled cake, and refrigerate until ready to serve.  This cake is even tastier the second day...if you have any left!

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14 comments:

  1. OMGOSH, Patsy. I can see why your niece would love this- You make the BEST recipes that are so simple. I'll bet my one daughter will love this cake. I have copied over several of your recipes to my files. This is another one of those. xo Diana

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  2. Laughed when I saw this because I made the same cake thisp past weekend! It is a great recipe, we love it. The only thing that I do different from you is that I bake mine in layers.

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  3. I make this same cake, my friend! It is pig pickin' good, isn't it?

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  4. The orange and pineapple sound great in this cake! Yum!

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  5. Mmmm, that sounds nice and light. Thanks so much for dropping by Happy Hour Projects - following you now!

    I'd also love for you to drop by Happy Hour Friday anytime to link up your recipes! :) The party starts Thursday afternoons and runs all weekend.

    Adrianne
    Happy Hour Projects

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  6. Hi Patsy: I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, a new GFC friend. I would love it if you stop by and be mine, too.
    This cake looks yummy. Thank your for sharing.

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  7. I love to "dress up" boxed cake mixes too. Your recipe looks yummy and sounds so easy to make. It's easy to see why it was such a winner in your family. I hope your neice knows how special she is for you to take the time to make her these special treats. Thanks for sharing with us at Your Cozy Home Party!

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  8. This looks lovely, mandarins are a favourite of mine :)

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  9. Sounds wonderfully delicious!

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  10. This looks so sinful! I can't wait to make this...Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  11. Hi Patsy,
    What a fun cake, we would love it with the Mandarin Oranges, yum! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. That looks delicious! I'd love to come visit and get a piece of your cooking. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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  13. This sounds delicious! I am so glad you commented on my lemon bars, because now I found you! We recently moved to Texas and I am excited to look through your recipes and see what "southern" cooking is like. Following you via GFC.

    Melissa
    redflycreations(dot)com

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  14. This is sooooo YUMMY !!!!! Great summertime cake ..... Cool & not too sweet....JUST RIGHT !!!!! (Oh, if you don't have manderines....you can use crushed pineapple in the cake too...& it's Great Too !!!).

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