Recipe: Pig Cake (mandarin orange and pineapple)

To Find this original recipe click here (Pioneer Woman Recipe)

Ingredients for Pig Cake
FOR THE CAKE:
1 box (18.25 Oz. Box) Yellow Cake Mix
1 stick Margarine (softened)
1 can (14 Oz. Can) Mandarin Oranges, Drained, 1/2 Cup Juice Reserved
4 whole Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
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FOR THE TOPPING:
1 package (4 Oz. Box) Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
1 can (20 Oz. Can) Crushed Pineapple, Juice Reserved
½ cups Powdered Sugar
4 ounces, fluid Frozen Whipped Topping (such As Cool Whip)
Extra Mandarin Orange Slices, For Garnish

First off, I do not know why it’s called Pig Cake. Actually Pioneer Woman doesn’t know either. That’s just what is it called. No if you eat it you will not turn into a pig. But it is really easy and delicious cake. I think it’s very similar to light fruit cakes that they sell at asian bakeries. It’s not overly sweet which I like. I think as Ree says it would be a great potluck cake or just a treat to eat during the summer. I would definitely make this cake again. {Note} Don’t skimp on the fruits because that’s what makes it so yummy!

Directions: Preheat Oven 350 degrees ( cook 30 min)

First to create the cake: combine cake mix, margarine, .5c of mandarin orange juice, eggs and vanilla extract. Beat until mixed.

Mandarin Orange (measured & drained)

Add in the mandarin oranges to the cake mixture. [Note] Don’t over mix and beat them. I think I did this and it was difficult to taste the fruit flavor. I think just gently mix it in and keep it kind of chunky pieces (1/3 size).


Pour it into a pan. You can either use pam spray, flour or like I have down with tin foil. Tin foil is a blessing for cleanup.
Put it into the oven at 350 degrees for 30 min.


Oh la la! I really loved how golden brown the cake turned out. Make sure your cake is thoroughly cooked by piercing the cake in the middle. If your chopstick/utensil/toothpick comes out clean then it’s good to go. Wait for your cake to cool before adding topping.

Cool Whip Topping Deliciousness!!!
Are you ready to make the cake a lot better?




Add pudding package + powder sugar + 1 can of pineapples = mix it up (add all the crushed pineapples!)


Add the whip cream into the mixture. I found that one tub of the cool whip is a bit much. It appears when you put on the cake that it’s a lot of topping. However, the topping is delicious and the cake is deep so I think 1 tub is necessary.


Garnish your cake…I added the remaining mandarin oranges. I love this cake, yummy! It’s not sweet but refreshing!

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