Pig Picking Cake
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5 from 24 votes


Pig Pickin Cake is an easy cake that starts with a boxed cake mix, mandarin oranges and crushed pineapple. It's sunshine in a cake!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pig Picking Cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 295kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


For the cake:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup) softened
  • 1 (14 oz) can mandarin oranges drained, 1/2 cup juice reserved
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the topping:

  • 1 (4 oz) box vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple (juice reserved)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces Cool Whip (half a regular tub)
  • extra mandarin orange slices, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • For the cake, combine cake mix, butter, 1/2 cup juice from the mandarin oranges, eggs, and vanilla. Beat for 3-4 minutes on medium-high.
  • Add drained oranges and stir until combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • Once cake is cool, blend juice from drained pineapples with the vanilla pudding mix.
  • Stir in powdered sugar. Then mix in whipped topping.
  • Finally, stir in drained pineapple.
  • Spread frosting on cooled cake. Optional: Top with slices of mandarin oranges.



Keep cake refrigerated


Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 402mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 13.3mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 1.3mg