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Pig Pickin' Cake Recipe is a classic southern dessert recipe

Pig Pickin' Cake

What is a Pig Pickin' Cake? It's a classic Southern dessert specialty that starts with a box cake mix with mandarin oranges baked into it. Then it's topped with a creamy whipped pineapple topping. It's light, fruit and alway moist. It's like having the taste of summer in every bite. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake mix recipes, dump cake, orange cake, pineapple, Pineapple cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 210kcal


  • 1 15.25 ounce box yellow cake mix
  • 1 11- ounce can mandarin oranges with juice
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 8- ounce container whipped topping
  • 1 1- ounce package vanilla pudding
  • 1 20- ounce can crushed pineapple drained
  • 1/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • Storage and Serving Suggestions


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 inch cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the cake mix, oranges, eggs and oil, until well combined.
    beat together oil, eggs, oranges and cake mix
  • Pour the batter in the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
    pour orange pineapple cake batter into pan
  • To make the topping, mix together the whipped topping and vanilla pudding until combined.
    mix whipped topping and vanilla pudding
  • Allow to rest for five minutes to give the topping time to absorb the pudding, then add the pineapple and stir to combine.
    add pineapple to pig pickin' topping
  • Spread the mixture over the cake after it has completely cooled. Sprinkle coconut over the top of the cake before serving.
    sprinkle coconut over whipped topping


Calories: 210kcal