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A slice of Pig Pickin Cake

Pig Pickin Cake Recipe

Full of oranges & pineapple, pig pickin cake is super moist & full of bright, fruity flavors. Decadent frosting compliments this perfectly balanced cake!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword How Do I Make Pig Pickin Cake, How To Make Pig Pickin Cake, Pig Pickin Cake, Pig Pickin Cake Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 547kcal
Author Kathleen



  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 2 (11-ounces) can Mandarin oranges juice from 1 can reserve for use in the cake, the second drained and discarded
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 (15-ounce) can crushed pineapple Well Drained
  • 1 (3.5-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (16-ounce) container frozen whipped topping Thawed


  • 1 (11-ounces) can mandarin oranges Well, Drained-Optional
  • 1 (11-ounces) can pineapple tidbits Well, Drained-Optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9X13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix, canned oranges with the juice of ONE can, eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, and vanilla and mix with a hand-held electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
  • Cool, the cake in the pan, set on a wire baking rack, until completely cooled.
  • In a medium bowl combine the well-drained pineapple and the pudding mix until the pineapple is evenly coated with the mix. Let the mixture sit for 2 minutes 
  • Fold in the thawed whip topping until evenly combined. Spread frosting evenly over the top of the cake and garnish, if desired, with well-drained mandarin oranges.


Serving: 1/8 of the recipe | Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 243mg | Sodium: 562mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1mg