~Pea Pickin Cake~

This cake is lip smacking good!! The other day, when I was going through all those cookbooks and recipes, I came across this one....I have no idea where the name of this recipe came from, so if anyone knows please inform me....Why is it call ~Pea Pickin Cake~ ??? It has nothing to do with Peas. If you like pineapple upside down cake, you will love this one....I call it the cold/fridge Pineapple Cake. It is the perfect summer cake, so with one more holiday left this Summer ~Labor Day~ I thought I would pass this delish cake recipe along. It's easy and moist, I promise if you make it once, you will make it again! ~Recipe and instructions below~

~Here's all you need~
Box of Yellow cake mix
11oz. can of Mandarin Oranges with juice
3/4 cup cooking oil
4 eggs
Mix all these together....DO NOT drain oranges...mix with juice
Pour into 3~ 8in or 9in round cake pans and bake till done...I bake mine on 325 because my pans are dark, but 350 if your pans are not dark....just watch...you will know when done...aprox 20-25 min. Let cakes COOL completely....while cooling you can make filling......
~Filling~ Large cool whip...thawed
1 20 oz can crushed pineapple with juice
1 small box instant vanilla pudding....I have used the large box before...it works also.
Mix all three of these ingredients together and refrigerate for 2-3 hrs.
Note: DO NOT mix any milk with your pudding...the juice from the pineapple will do the trick. Also, I don't use the whole container of cool whip...why....I think its too much....I cut it back because I always have some of this filling left, the boys will always eat any extra cool whip left over...lol.


After the filling is ready and cake has cooled.....spread it between layers....you know the procedure....:) I always top mine with cherries.You need to put the cake back into the fridge for a few hrs....It's even better the next day. Hope you all enjoy it. It really is a delight....Oh, speaking of Light....You can cut SOME calories by using Light ingredients....I did not....because my diet doesn't start till MONDAY....lol;) Nancy

21 comments

Darlene said...

Oooo that looks really delish!! I will be having lots of company this weekend for my Dad's 70th birthday and I might have to make that. It looks really easy too and you know I am ALL ABOUT EASY!!! Thanks Nancy!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh Nancy....I'll be right over....please have my slice of cake on a nice pretty plate, with a fork ready....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I can't wait!! LOL!!!

*slamming screen door*

Melissa Wertz said...

that looks so yummy and pretty!

Tracey said...

That looks and sounds YUMMY :)

bj said...

ummm, this looks soooo good and it is a beauty, too. Thanks so much for the recipe! (since I'm walking again after surgery..I surely can have a BIG piece of this cake...don't ya think??)
hugs, bj

nikkicrumpet said...

YUMMY...now if I just had a lovely chef to make it for me..life would be perfect...oh and if it were calorie FREE THEN it would be perfect.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Nancy , I have made this cake several times and it is really really good ! The pineapple makes it refreshing.
Have a blessed day Nancy .

Granna said...

This recipe is in a church cookbook I have and it's called "Pig Pickin' Cake". There must be a story behind this name...!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Nancy,
Your recipes always look great...and you give wonderful directions.
Thanks for posting!
Diane

Becky said...

OH MY WORD!!! Yummo is all I can say! Can't wait to try this!

Cynthia S. said...

Omg, now im officially starving! that looks fabulous!! Im gonna try it one day soon, Fall makes me want to cook 24/7, yum ;) Hope you are doing well Nancy! enjoy your day! xo

nikkicrumpet said...

I came for second helpings! I actually think I'm gonna try making this....SHOCKER...my mom would fall over if she heard me say that! I'd love to make something new for when she is here in a couple of weeks....I can surprise her and maybe show off a recipe she will be begging to have. That would be fun!

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Oh Miss Nancy - that cake looks devine - it's makin' me so hungry!!!! I'm gonna have to try this one! Wanted to let you know I'm adding you to my link list - I'm sorry, I thought I already had you on there - 'cause you know I love your blog. Have a great evening! Blessings, Cathy

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh My Gosh! That looks soooo good! Thanks for the recipe!
Penny

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PAT said...

J caught a glimpse of this cake and said, that looks good! He loves pineapple upside down cake so I imagine I will give this a try soon!

Have a great weekend!

Rue said...

Hi Nancy :)

No FAIR! I started my diet LAST Monday :(

I'll save this for my files though. Ooooo it looks goooood...

hugs,
rue

Ramona said...

I will be mixing this up in my ol' kitchen this weekend. Scrumpious! Great photos. I love, love you blog design...bravo...I want to make a skirt out of that print, I will visit again.

Smiles ~ Ramona

Susie Harris said...

How I wish I could have a piece of that cake! It looks so good and has my favorites inside it. Thanks for the how to's.... I will give it a try. Thanks again, yum!

Classic Charm said...

OH MY WORD...that looks so refreshing and scruptuous! YUM!
Hugs,
Rose

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Nancy....

This cake got RAVE reviews from Tom (and me) AND all of the people in Tom's department at work!!!

Wednesday, I made this delicious cake. I baked it in 2-8" cake pans, for about 35 minutes at 325, in dark pans...and when cooled, I split them in 1/2...so I had a 4-layer cake. It was AWESOME.

Since I can't eat many sweets, Tom decided that he'd share some of it with his co-workers...and he called home saying "I was almost attacked, but I'm OK"...because his co-workers swarmed the cake and devoured it!!!

For each of their birthdays, they've devised a plan where the person with the current birthday brings the "treat cake" for the next birthday person. So, guess what? Tom's birthday is October 26th...and Dionne's is November 20th. She told Tom that she would REALLY LIKE to have me bake that cake for her birthday!!! LOL!!!

I've spoiled them in the past 3+ years with home-baked goodies, so whenever Tom brings something in, they know it's going to delight them...almost as much as it delights me!!!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Nancy....

This cake got RAVE reviews from Tom (and me) AND all of the people in Tom's department at work!!!

Wednesday, I made this delicious cake. I baked it in 2-8" cake pans, for about 35 minutes at 325, in dark pans...and when cooled, I split them in 1/2...so I had a 4-layer cake. It was AWESOME.

Since I can't eat many sweets, Tom decided that he'd share some of it with his co-workers...and he called home saying "I was almost attacked, but I'm OK"...because his co-workers swarmed the cake and devoured it!!!

For each of their birthdays, they've devised a plan where the person with the current birthday brings the "treat cake" for the next birthday person. So, guess what? Tom's birthday is October 26th...and Dionne's is November 20th. She told Tom that she would REALLY LIKE to have me bake that cake for her birthday!!! LOL!!!

I've spoiled them in the past 3+ years with home-baked goodies, so whenever Tom brings something in, they know it's going to delight them...almost as much as it delights me!!!!

~Blessings,
Jan