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Mandarin Orange Cake with Pineapple fluff frosting or pig pickin' cake is delicious yellow cake with fruity highlights
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Mandarin Orange Cake with Pineapple Fluff Frosting

A southern classic, this pig pickin' cake or Mandarin Orange Cake with Pineapple fluff frosting is sure to be a hit. Great flavors, and oh so easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mandarin orange cake, pineapple frosting
Servings: 12
Calories: 266kcal
Author: Rachael



  • 1 box yellow cake mix 15.25 ounces
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 can mandarin oranges 11 ounces

Pineapple Fluff Frosting

  • 1 large can 15.5 ounces crushed pineapple
  • 1 large box 5.1 ounces Vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 large container 16 ounces whipped topping

Garnish (optional)

  • More mandarin oranges
  • Sliced pineapple


  • In a mixing bowl combine yellow cake mix, vegetable oil, whisked/beaten eggs, and mandarin oranges including the juice.
  • Use a Hand Mixerto mix until well blender.
  • Pour into a greased Cake Pan.
  • Tap on the counter a couple times to get air bubbles out.
  • Bake according to cake mix box instructions.
  • Once baked, remove from oven and let cool.
  • While cooling, combine canned crushed pineapple and vanilla instant pudding.
  • Fold in whipped topping.
  • Top cooled cake.
  • Garnish with mandarin oranges and sliced pineapple and enjoy!


Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 68mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1.2mg