White cake with oranges with slice cut out
5 from 7 votes

Pig Pickin Cake

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cooling30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: cake, orange, pineapple
Servings: 12
Calories: 379kcal
Author: Anjanette Young

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cups oil
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 8 oz can mandarin oranges

Whipped Frosting:

  • 16 oz Frozen Whipped Topping - thawed
  • 20 oz canned crushed pineapple
  • 5.1 oz instant vanilla pudding

Instructions

Cake

  • Preheat oven according to box directions.
  • Grease and flour two round cake pans.
  • Follow the instructions on the cake mix EXCEPT for the water.
  • Pour juice from the can of oranges into a measuring cup.
  • Add enough water to the mandarin orange juice to meet the required "water" measurement.
  • Add to cake mix.
  • Once cake batter is mixed fold in the drained can of mandarin oranges and mix to break up orange bits.
  • Bake according to package directions.

Whipped Frosting

  • Whisk crushed pineapple with packet of instant vanilla pudding.
  • Fold in half of the whipped topping until incorporated; Once combined, add the remaining half and fold until combined.
  • Once all the cool whip is folded in, refrigerate until cakes are cooled and ready for frosting.
  • After your cake is cooled, frost the top of the first layer and the second cake and frost the remaining cake heavily.
  • You can leave it just like that or you can top it with strawberries, pineapple, mandarin oranges and so on.

Notes

  • Go a little nuts: Try adding some crushed nuts to the frosting to up your flavor profile
  • Decorate with different fruits: Use your imagination and try using blueberries, strawberries or whatever your family likes to decorate your Pig Pickin Cake.
  • Less liquid helps: When making the icing, make sure the pineapple is well drained and fairly dry to keep it firm.