15 June 2011

Pea Pickin Cake

This was my birthday cake. It is a Pea Pickin Cake...it wasn't pretty, but it was really tasty. I got the recipe from my cousin's wife. Here is the recipe:

Pea Pickin Cake

1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix

11 ounce can mandarin oranges (juice and all)

1/2 cup of vegetable oil

4 eggs

1 box of instant vanilla pudding (small)

Mix all together. Bake in 3 (9-inch) round cake pans for 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees in greased and floured pans. When completely cooled, frost and refrigerate. Can be made 2 to 3 days ahead.


16 ounce container Cool Whip

1 large package of vanilla instant pudding

20 ounce can crushed pineapple (juice too)

Combine all ingredients; frost layers of cake and refrigerate.

I hope you'll try it. It is really good and it was even better the day after....breakfast cake. Billy was so excited and kept saying "birthday cake" all day. He couldn't wait any longer at one point and took the cake out of the fridge and had it on the couch. Too funny. Summer Break sucks....kids 24/7...argh. Hard on the crafting (or even thinking)....I managed to finally finish my tags for the Summer Loving Tag Swap yesterday. I need to get them in the mail today. I need to work on two more projects...treasury shadowbox and Christmas ABC pages. I haven't had a lot of chance to look for fun stuff for the box. I screwed up the first one and had to order another box....double argh. My partner and I agreed to a later mail out date....so some of the pressure is off. :) I need to cut out the backs for the pages....27 of them...oy. I know what I want to do...it is a matter of cutting out the backs. Lazy ass procrastinater....that is what I am. Before I forget...Amy and Jane win the extra tags/books...congratulations. I guess I need to go and get some stuff done. :) Have a good day!


  1. Wanda--So exciting to get a box filled with beautiful tags! Thank you so much! It was a like getting a belated birthday gift!

    I'll post about it on my blog in the next few tags. Thanks for hosting a lovely giveaway!

    Crafting by Candlelight

  2. YES! To echo Amy, that was such fun to receive a special box with all the lovely tags! Woo Hoo! Thanks so much, Wanda!
    Like your birthday cake! Have made one using the mandarin oranges & crushed pineapple so must dig out the recipe to compare.
    Hope the fires are abating there!