Finger Lickin' Good Cake (Barbara Mandrell's "Pig-Lickin' Cake")

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1 pkg yellow cake mix
11 oz can(s) mandarin oranges, undrained
1 stick butter, melted
1/4 c vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 - 8 oz can(s) crushed pineapple (juice used for cake and pineapple used for frosting)
12 oz whipped topping, thawed
3.4 oz box of instant french vanilla or pistachio pudding (i use the french vanilla)
1 - 1 1/2 c shredded coconut

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Laura Geese Recipe
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Shenandoah Valley, VA
Member Since Aug 2010
Laura's notes for this recipe:
You won't want to leave anything on your fingers or your plate! This has got to be my all-time favorite cake. I made this for myself for my birthday not to long ago! : ) NOM, NOM, NOM!
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PREHEAT oven to 350; grease and flour pans.
Mix all cake ingredients except pineapple juice on medium for about 3 minutes. This will cause the oranges to break up.
Pour into 2 - 9” round cake pans. Bake about 25 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes.
While the cake is still warm, poke holes all over and drizzle with reserved pineapple juice.
Mix frosting ingredients well, making sure they are well combined and the pudding mix has dissolved. Frost cake after it has completely cooled.

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user Rhonda Menchaca sota03 - Aug 13, 2010
My mom used to make this cake years ago. Thanks for posting.
user Dee Schimmel mommabass - Aug 14, 2010
I made this once for Easter ! Used toasted coconut on the sides of the frosting for decoration ! It was so pretty and tasted great ! I think it was called sunrise cake then. From what I remember, your name is much more appropriate !
user Laura Geese Goose_Hill_Farm - Aug 15, 2010
You are very welcome, Rhonda! It's my favorite cake!

Dee, this cake also goes by the name of Barbara Mandrell's "Pig-Lickin' Cake" Any way you call it, it's still DELICIOUS!

Blessings, ladies~
user Linda Jones luv2cooknfla - Oct 9, 2010
This cake is my granddaughter's favorite, but I lost the recipe--so glad you posted it.

Blessings to you,
user Laura Geese Goose_Hill_Farm - Nov 6, 2010
Hi, Linda~

You are welcome. I'm glad you found it again! : )

Have a great weekend!


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