Thursday, July 27, 2006

Pig Picking Cake

The title comes from the south. Something about BBQ, I think. Yes, the name is grody, but the cake is amazing, perfect for the summer. Trust me.

1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple
1 (16 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 3 - 8 inch pans.
2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions with the addition of mandarin oranges and nuts. Pour into 3 - 8 inch pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
3. To make the filling: In a large bowl, combine crushed pineapple with juice and pudding mix. Fold in the whipped topping. Spread between cooled cake layers. Chill in refrigerator

Or, if you don't feel like doing a layer cake, just put the thing in a 9x13 and put the filling on top for frosting. Not as pretty, but much simpler in the heat.


Amy said...

mmmm. devine sounding!! I love "cake mix recipes". Can't wait to try this out!

~j. said...

I love this recipe, but I call it Uncle Johnny Cake because, like you said, the name is grody. (The first time I had it it was for my Uncle John's birthday.)

La Yen said...

Is your Uncle John one of the Grody ones? Because I don't want to call it camel toe cake.

~j. said...

No. Well...he's the OB/GYN in Orlando. Is that grody? The in-famous photos are from the other side.