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PIG PICKIN' GOOD CAKE

Updated: Dec 8, 2023



This cake is called by 3 different names....Mandarin Orange Cake, Pea Pickin' Good Cake, and Pig Pickin' Good Cake. It really doesn't matter what it's called as long as you know that it is DELICIOUS! I did some research to find out why it would be called Pig Pickin' Cake and found that it got the name because it was very common at pig roasts and barbecues in the south. Guest "picked" the tender meat off the cook pig, which is how a Southern barbecue became known as a "pig pickin'". This madarin orange cake became a regular on the dessert table of most of these pig roasts and thus became a Pig Pickin' Good Cake. I'm glad I found this bit of history behind the name of the cake. You decide what you want to call it,

but I am sure you will want to make it again and again.




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This recipe has yellow cake mix and the one in your cookbook has white cake mix - just a matter of preference or is one better with this recipe?

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Love this cake

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Can, you tell me how i can get your recipe book please. My name is Melinda Hill. And my email is melindahill076@gmail.com in case you need it or something.

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Carolyn Allen
Carolyn Allen
Dec 23, 2021

I make this a lot but not layers. I make mine in 9 by 13 pan an is very good

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I make a cake similar to this only the pineapple is in the cake and mandarin oranges are in the cool whip frosting. Can’t wait to try it the way you make it!

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