PIG PICKIN’ CAKE
For the cake:
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup) softened
- 1 (14 oz) can mandarin oranges drained, 1/2 cup juice reserved
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the topping:
- 1 (4 oz) box vanilla instant pudding mix
- 1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple (juice reserved)
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 4 ounces Cool Whip (half a regular tub)
- extra mandarin orange slices, for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
For the cake, combine cake mix, butter, 1/2 cup juice from the mandarin oranges, eggs, and vanilla. Beat for 3-4 minutes on medium-high.
Add drained oranges and stir until combined.
Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool completely.
Once cake is cool, blend juice from drained pineapples with the vanilla pudding mix.
Stir in powdered sugar. Then mix in whipped topping.
Finally, stir in drained pineapple.
Spread frosting on cooled cake. Optional: Top with slices of mandarin oranges.