Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wicked Recipe Wednesday

This recipe isn't that wicked, but it is wickedly good. I've made it a couple of times and found it light and the perfect dessert for a family function after a large meal.

Pig Pickin’ Cake aka Mandarin Orange Cake

A Pig Pickin is a ritual in the South -- particularly in the Carolinas and Georgia whereby a whole pig is roasted over wood coals for hours until done, when the meat falls off the bones and folks just gather round and "pick off the meat", thus it is called a "pig pickin" , which is in "northern talk" a pig roast.

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

1- 18 ounce yellow cake mix
11-ounce can mandarin oranges with juice
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
9-ounce carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
8-ounce can crushed pineapple, with juice
3.4 ounce (4-servings) box instant vanilla pudding

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 9-inch cake pans or one 9 x 13 pan. In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, mandarin oranges, mandarin orange juice, eggs and oil. Beat for 2 minutes with electric mixer. Pour into pans and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool in pans for 5 minutes, turn out of pans and finish cooling on wire racks.
In a mixing bowl, combine whipped topping, pineapple, juice from can and vanilla pudding mix.
Frost between the layers of the cake and on top. Store in refrigerator.

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