The Absolute BEST Cake Recipe That You MUST Try: Pig Pickin’ Cake

You know where else you can take a pig pickin’ cake? A church potluck. Yum!


For the cake:
1 box Betty Crocker yellow cake mix
1 stick margarine (softened)
1 can (14 oz.) Dole mandarin oranges, drained, 1/2 cup juice reserved
4 eggs
1 teaspoon McCormick vanilla extract
For the topping:
1 (4 oz.) box Jello vanilla instant pudding mix
1 can (20 oz. can) crushed pineapple, juice reserved
½ cup Domino powdered sugar
4 oz. whipped topping (COOL WHIP) (half a regular tub)
extra mandarin orange slices, for garnish


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.For the cake, combine cake mix, margarine, 1/2 cup juice from the mandarin oranges, eggs, and vanilla. Beat for four minutes on medium-high.

Add drained oranges and beat again until pieces are broken up and small. Pour batter into greased and floured 9 x 13 inch baking pan or 2-8 inch round pans and bake for 25 to 30 minutes for 9X13 pan or 17-21 minutes for 8 inch pans. Basically you want the cake to be lightly golden brown and set. Remove from oven and cool completely.