Pig Pickin’ Cake is a thing! Who knew??? Pineapple, mandarin, creamy goodness in this cake. And nothing could be easier to make!Take Me to the Recipe!
This is a great summer time recipe. It bakes in a half hour if you use layer cake pans. With a cake mix, canned fruit and Cool Whip you can have the ingredients on hand and at the ready.
The only think you need to think about is that the Cool Whip needs a couple of hours in your fridge to make it soft enough to stir and spread.
Recipe credit here goes to my Southern sister-in-law. She introduced this to our family decades ago. It has made regular appearances at family gatherings ever since. I suspect it came from Southern Living or a publication like it.
The Pig Pickin’ reference may be strange to us Northerners but is just what it says… it was a commonly served dessert at pig roasts, picnics, BBQs and other gatherings.
If you Google Pig Pickin’ Cake there are lots of options returned. Surprisingly – they all stick to the traditional mandarin oranges in the cake and pineapple in the whipped topping! Who knew??
Not to worry though… it finishes off all kinds of fun meals!