Southern Pig-Pickin’ Cake #Recipe

Similar to Southern pineapple cake—as the name implies, a favorite dessert to serve at a barbecue (pig-pickin’ which is exactly what it sounds like). Barbeque in the Southern sense is always a noun, never a verb.pigpickincake2

Cake Ingredients

1 Duncan Hines yellow cake mix

4 eggs (add 1 at a time)

3/4 cup corn oil

1 11 oz can mandarin oranges (undrained)

Makes 3 layers. Mix cake according to box directions, adding mandarin oranges. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Icing Ingredients

1 large carton of Cool Whip

1 large can crushed pineapple, drained

1 box instant vanilla pudding

Sprinkle instant pudding over pineapple and mix. Sir in Cool Whip.

Pineapple juice may be reserved and spread over layers before icing if desired but this make it very wet with a tendency to fall apart, although this version is very good and moist.

After icing, refrigerate.pigpickincake1


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