Why do they call it pig pickin cake?
The Southern specialty got its name because it was very common at pig roasts and barbecues. Guests picked the tender meat off the cooked pig, which is how a Southern barbecue became known as a pig pickin’. This mandarin orange cake became a regular on the dessert table of most Southern pig roasts too.
What is pig pickin cake made of?
The traditional recipe for Pig Pickin’ Cake calls for boxed yellow cake mix, mandarin oranges, instant vanilla pudding, crushed pineapple, and Cool Whip. This version makes the cake and the whipped cream from scratch for a super moist and slighty less pre-fab version.
Is cake a food?
Cake is a form of sweet food made from flour, sugar, and other ingredients, that is usually baked. Cake is often served as a celebratory dish on ceremonial occasions, such as weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays.