Wonderful cake. Easy to make. Three layers topped with cool whip™ and pineapple. Got recipe from lady in Tennessee mountains

teri
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together cake mix, canned oranges with juice, eggs, and oil. Pour batter into three greased and floured 8 inch round pans. Layers will be thin.

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  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cake tests done. Cool layers on wire racks.

  • Mix together whipped topping, drained pineapple, and instant pudding mix. Fill and frost the cooled cake. Refrigerate until ready to eat.

Nutrition Facts

524 calories; 24.9 g total fat; 75 mg cholesterol; 523 mg sodium. 71.2 g carbohydrates; 5.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
Absolutely wonderful! The only problem I had with this cake was the whipped cream frosting kept running down the sides as quickly as I could put it on. I had to immediately put it in the freezer to set it. Any suggestions for this? Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/25/2011
i am from the south and pig pickin cakes is something we LOVE how ever this is not your original pig pickin cake from the south the original looks WAY better! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 218
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
Absolutely wonderful! The only problem I had with this cake was the whipped cream frosting kept running down the sides as quickly as I could put it on. I had to immediately put it in the freezer to set it. Any suggestions for this? Read More
(204)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
Absolutely wonderful! The only problem I had with this cake was the whipped cream frosting kept running down the sides as quickly as I could put it on. I had to immediately put it in the freezer to set it. Any suggestions for this? Read More
(204)
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2010
Make sure you COOL the cake in refrigerator before putting the cool whip topping on it! I make this in a 9x13 pan and bake for about 40 minutes..testing with a toothpick. You can make the cake one or two days ahead and make the topping just before you need it. The covered cake pan makes for easier traveling to potlucks or work..everyone LOVES this cake. We also know it as Pineapple Dream Cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2007
I have made this cake several times its a super moist cake with that light not too sweet taste. Everytime I make it everyone comes back for second helpings. I usually just use a 9x11 pan instead of 3 8" pans and 8oz of cool whip. It's easier too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2004
This ia a simple recipe and it makes the BEST cake. I add 2 cans of mandarin oranges (drain only 1 can)It turns out perfectly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2004
I got this recipe from my ex's mother 28 years ago. but we called it cottin pickin good cake. We add chopped pecans or walnuts, (bout 1/2 cup) to the icing. It firms it up. also if you make a day ahead the fruit soaks in better. this cake is verrrrrrry moist.I have never served it to anyone that did not like it. Note: I am also from Tennessee. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2007
Everyone loves this. I use a 9x13 pan but never change anything else about the recipe. It is light cool and fruity -- perect to end a rich meal and even better when made early the day you will serve it or even the day before. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
We had a potluck at our lake place during the Labor Day weekend. I provided the desserts. Let me tell you everyone went crazy for this cake. It was so moist flavorful and refreshing. I made one using the yellow cake mix as suggested then one using an orange cake mix. Both were really good! Thanks teri! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
I love this cake! I am a Southern export and people always ask me to make this recipe. To answer the question about the frosting running make sure the cake is completely cooled and keep the frosting in the fridge until ready to use. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2009
READ THIS FROSTING PROBLEM SOLVED: I make this cake at least once month. The issue with the frosting is that you MUST drain the pineapple until most of the liquid is gone. AND keep the cool whip cold until you use it . Mix the pudding and pineapple together thoroughly first, and then fold in the whip topping. I personally use the "extra creamy" cool whip when I do this recipe, it has a little more stiffness than regular. HAPPY BAKING! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/25/2011
i am from the south and pig pickin cakes is something we LOVE how ever this is not your original pig pickin cake from the south the original looks WAY better! Read More
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