Pea Picking Cake


This cake will melt in your mouth. I even typed it up and put in our Clemson Master Gardener Cookbook we just published. It is called Pea Picking Cake. It is easy to make and a huge hit with all! There won't be any left!


  • 1 Box of Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 Small Box of Vanilla Instant Pudding

Mix These 2 ingredients together then add

  • 4 Eggs
  • 12 oz of Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Can of Mandarin Oranges with Juice


Mix Well; cook in layer or tube pan at about 325 degrees F for 40 minutes.

Icing for above:

  • 3 small packages of Vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 (13 0z) Cool Whip any brand
  • 1 large can crushed pineapple drained


Drain Pineapple; add all ingredients together and mix. Spread on cool cake. Enjoy!

By Karen from Summerville, SC



By Julia (Guest Post) 12/22/2005

Hi Karen,

I think the 12 oz of oil in that cake might
be excessive. Please check your recipe for us,
and let us know.

I have a cake called "Pig-Picking Cake" which is
very similar...Here is the recipe for it if you're interested. I think you'll like it too.

Pig Picking Cake

1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple
1 (16 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour (3)
8 inch pans.
Prepare cake mix according to package directions with the addition of mandarin oranges and nuts. Pour into the (3) prepared 8 inch pans. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool layers on wire racks.

To make the filling: In a large bowl, combine crushed pineapple with juice and pudding mix. Fold in the whipped topping. Spread between cooled cake layers.
Chill in refrigerator

Merry Christmas,
Julia in Orlando, FL

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By karen 7 9 12/22/2005

The Recipe (the oil amount 12 oz is the right amount) and the Name of the cake is correct. I have made it a million times. And I rechecked the recipe. It is a wonderful cake, not for anyone on a diet, but a very moist cake. Enjoy! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :)
Karen from Summerville, SC

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By badwater 264 654 12/23/2005

I've had this cake before, Great!!! You won't be disappointed with it. Especially nice for Summertime gatherings, bridal showers, church potlucks. So easy and delicious!

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