Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pig Pickin' Cake

A few weeks ago we rode our motorcycle to the lake and ate at a little BBQ place up there. I had something called "pig pickin'" cake while I was there and LOVED it.

Knowing that I would want to recreate it at home, I tried to figure out all the ingredients as I was eating. I assumed that the restaurant had given it the cutesy name because they served BBQ, never thinking that I could find the recipe online.

I really wanted to make it for our cookout on Sunday so I decided to try Google. And thousands of recipes with that name popped up. I choose this one from allrecipes.com but made it in a 13x9 inside of layers since I was transporting it.

On Monday S was bragging about my cake so last night I made another three (one recipe, smaller pans) for his co-workers and THIS time I took pictures to share.

Pig Pickin' Cake

For the cake batter you'll need:



1 box yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup butter
11 oz can mandarin oranges

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease & flour your pan(s). Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl for 3 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared pans and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. (It was closer to 35-40 minutes baking time in a 13x9 pan) Allow the cakes cool completely before icing.



For the icing you'll need:



1 3.4 oz package of instant vanilla pudding
15 oz can of crushed pineapple
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1/4 cup flaked coconut
1 8 oz cool whip, thawed

Mix the pudding and pineapple; add pecans & coconut. Then carefully fold the cool whip into the pudding mixture. Spread onto layers and refrigerate.



Since my oven was already on and I knew that these cakes were meant for someone else, I went ahead and made a Paula Deen's Peach Cobbler too.



Damn. What a consolation prize.

19 comments:

Jayme said...

oh HO! very lovely my friend. yay I'm stealing it....is it stealing if I tell you? ;)

Kat said...

It's cake. With fruit. That makes it healthy. And low in points. Right?

Too Many Hats said...

Um...why do you not live next door to me?

That Girl said...

yummo to both of them!

The Royal Family said...

looks good thanks for sharing a recipe I can't try. and btw blue bonnet is not butter...

Lindsey said...

Ohhh, that looks sooo good! You've got me drooling! Definitely going to have to try that cake recipe. I love Paula Deen's recipes, too!

April said...

Man that looks so good and sounds pretty easy to make!

Jen said...

yum yum!!

Amy said...

That looks awesome!

Living It, Loving It said...

It is delicious! I am going to make this!

Sheryl said...

Oh that looks so good.

Roxane said...

You and Paula Deen are my heroes!

Alicia said...

yummm...i wish i was a baker!! that cobbler looks so dang good!

Martha said...

Please pass a fork and spoon thank you. allrecipes dot com Rocks.
Check out their Buffalo Shrimp recipe, to die for!!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

What time are you baking tonight? I'll be over shortly so save me a piece!

Cathy said...

Yummo.. my kids love oranges and I'm always looking for something new.. I love peach cobbler too.

Denise said...

That looks delish. Oh, and I have made Paula Deen's Peach Cobbler too! Last summer I made it a couple of times and made many friends with it. ;>)

Carla said...

I skipped past your Trim the Fat Thursday post, and scrolled on down to heaven on a plate!!! MMMMMMMMMMM (I think I gained a pound or two just looking:)

Marsha said...

OH that looks sooo yummy