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Picklin’ Pig Cake

Pickin' Pig Cake I Read My Chicken Scratch

Today, Becky from Read My Chicken Scratch is sharing with us her Pickin’ Pig Cake!  I have to say as soon as I heard the name I was intrigued.  I can’t wait to try this out.  Have you made this before?

Picklin’ Pig Cake

PIckin' Pig Cake I Read My Chicken Scratch

I was flipping through my mom’s recipe book the other day, and I saw this recipe for Picklin’ Pig Cake.  I remember my Nanny (grandma) making it when I was little, but I was a picky child with a list of “I don’t like that’s” a mile long, so I wouldn’t even taste it.  Even today I have a texture issue with coconut – but I’m a little more adventurous than I was back then, and it just sounded so darned YUMMY!  I had to give it a shot.

Pickin' Pig Cake I Read My Chicken Scratch

How could it possibly miss with this interesting combination of ingredients (most of which I never tried until I was well into adulthood)?  Mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple, creamy Cool Whip sweetened with vanilla pudding, oh my!

Pickin' Pig Cake I Read My Chicken Scratch

With all those unique ingredients, I was a little surprised how quick and easy it was to mix this up and get it baked and iced.  The instructions call for this to be left in the fridge for a few days to let it all come together.  But I confess, I couldn’t wait and had the first piece just a few hours after I iced it. It was already delicious!  The rest waited patiently in the fridge for the allotted time, and I will admit, it was even better.  I think the anticipation of seeing it every time I opened the fridge probably took it right over the top.

Pickin' Pig Cake I Read My Chicken Scratch

Now, are you ready to dig into this?  Head over to Read My Chicken Scratch for more delicious eats!

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