Moist, fluffy, buttery yellow cake filled with juicy mandarin oranges topped with a cool, creamy pineapple and whipped cream frosting– Grandma’s Pig Cake is the ultimate summer time dessert!
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Main Ingredients Needed for Grandma’s Pig Cake
- yellow cake mix
- mandarin oranges
- pudding mix
- crushed pineapple
- Cool Whip
Recipe Tips & Notes
- This cake can easily be made ahead of time and kept chilled in the refrigerator. Just be sure to cover with plastic wrap so that the topping doesn’t form a skin.
- You could substitute crushed pineapple for the mandarin oranges in the cake batter if you wanted to. You could also substitute mandarin oranges for the pineapple in the whipped topping!
- The pudding flavor could also be changed if you needed to. Cheesecake and white chocolate flavored pudding mix would taste similar to the vanilla. Or you could go for a totally different flavor and try banana flavored pudding mix!
- Try making my easy stable whipped cream in place of the Cool Whip!
Recipe Video: Stable Whipped Cream
Super moist yellow cake filled with mandarin oranges with a creamy vanilla pineapple whipped topping. This cake gets its name from its frequent and popular appearances at pig pickings. But, I think its name more aptly describes how "piggy" it will make you after the first bite!
3.4 ounce box instant vanilla pudding mix (sugar free kind is okay too)
8 ounces Cool Whip
16 ounces canned crushed pineapple, with juice
1 Yellow Cake mix (ONLY the dry mix)
1/2 cup oil
15 ounces canned mandarin oranges, with juice
Make the Whipped Topping:
- Whisk together the crushed pineapple (with juice) with the instant pudding mix until it begins to thicken. Fold in the Cool Whip.
- Cover and chill for about an hour (should be about the same amount of time it takes to make, bake, and cool the cakes).
Make the Cake:
- Preheat oven to 325ºF. Prepare a 9x13 cake pan with by spraying with nonstick cooking spray.
- Whisk together the cake mix, eggs, oil, and canned oranges with juice until batter forms.
- Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, just until it is golden on top. A toothpick inserted should come out clean.
- Let cool completely before topping. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
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