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Pea Picking Cake

Cake layers may be made ahead and frozen, or cake may be made and assembled the day ahead.



  • 1 (18 1/2 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, juice reserved
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs


  • 1 (12 ounce) container Cool Whip
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1 large box instant vanilla pudding


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour three 8- or 9-inch cake pans.
  2. Batter: Beat eggs with cake mix; add reserved juice from oranges; stir in oil and fold in oranges using mixer to "break up" oranges.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes.
  4. Let cool and remove from pans. Wrap for freezing when cooled.
  5. Icing: Mix ingredients together and ice cooled cake with mixture.
  6. Refrigerate cake after icing.