Pig Pickin' Cake

This luscious cake is easy to make and each bite bursts with citrus flavor. Store the cake in the refrigerator but don't expect to have leftovers!

Yield: Makes 12 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Prep Time:
Bake: 30 Minutes
Chill: 4 Hours


Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Garnish: chopped pecans

Preparation

  1. Beat first 4 ingredients in a large bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Stir in oranges. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 8-inch round cakepans. (Layers will be thin.)
  2. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool layers in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove layers from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks.
  3. Stir together crushed pineapple and next 3 ingredients. Spread pineapple mixture evenly between layers and on top of cake. Chill cake 3 to 4 hours. Garnish, if desired. Store cake in refrigerator.
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