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Pig Pickin' Cake Recipe

Pig Pickin' Cake

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"Wonderful cake. Easy to make. Three layers topped with cool whip™ and pineapple. Got recipe from lady in Tennessee mountains"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 8 inch layer cake Change Servings


  1. Mix together cake mix, canned oranges with juice, eggs, and oil. Pour batter into three greased and floured 8 inch round pans. Layers will be thin.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cake tests done. Cool layers on wire racks.
  3. Mix together whipped topping, drained pineapple, and instant pudding mix. Fill and frost the cooled cake. Refrigerate until ready to eat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 03, 2004

Absolutely wonderful! The only problem I had with this cake was the whipped cream frosting kept running down the sides as quickly as I could put it on. I had to immediately put it in the freezer to set it. Any suggestions for this?

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 25, 2011

i am from the south and pig pickin cakes is something we LOVE, how ever this is not your original pig pickin cake from the south, the original looks WAY better!


236 Ratings

Apr 05, 2010

Make sure you COOL the cake in refrigerator before putting the cool whip topping on it! I make this in a 9x13 pan and bake for about 40 minutes..testing with a toothpick. You can make the cake one or two days ahead and make the topping just before you need it. The covered cake pan makes for easier traveling to potlucks or work..everyone LOVES this cake. We also know it as Pineapple Dream Cake.

Apr 27, 2007

I have made this cake several times, its a super moist cake with that light not too sweet taste. Everytime I make it everyone comes back for second helpings. I usually just use a 9x11 pan instead of 3 8" pans and 8oz of cool whip. It's easier too!

Mar 06, 2004

This ia a simple recipe and it makes the BEST cake. I add 2 cans of mandarin oranges (drain only 1 can)It turns out perfectly.

Jul 03, 2004

I got this recipe from my ex's mother 28 years ago. but we called it cottin pickin good cake. We add chopped pecans or walnuts, (bout 1/2 cup) to the icing. It firms it up. also if you make a day ahead the fruit soaks in better. this cake is verrrrrrry moist.I have never served it to anyone that did not like it. Note: I am also from Tennessee.

Jan 07, 2007

Everyone loves this. I use a 9x13 pan but never change anything else about the recipe. It is light, cool and fruity -- perect to end a rich meal and even better when made early the day you will serve it or even the day before.

Feb 03, 2004

We had a potluck at our lake place during the Labor Day weekend. I provided the desserts. Let me tell you, everyone went crazy for this cake. It was so moist, flavorful, and refreshing. I made one using the yellow cake mix as suggested, then one using an orange cake mix. Both were really good! Thanks teri!


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  • Calories
  • 524 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 71.2 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 24.9 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 523 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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