Cast of Characters for Pig Cake, except I forgot to put the vanilla in the photo.
Pretend it's there, OK?
So I searched online for potluck desserts and actually found quite a few interesting things, but I was pickier than I realized and didn't want anything that I had found.
So I went to my Go To Foodie.
The yellow cake mix, butter, eggs and mandarin orange juice.
Look at all of that yellow and orange.
As I looked through her dessert recipes, the very first line in the Pig Cake post was "I’m in sort of a potluck mood lately." Uhhh, Sold!
I chose to make Pioneer Woman's Pig Cake recipe and it was the perfect choice.
It was different - mandarin oranges in the cake and pineapple in the topping.
It was easy.
It baked up nicely.
The topping wasn't fussy - mix and pour on top. Spread out.
It traveled well.
It tasted really good.
Finished cake with the topping
There was about 1/4 of the pan left at the end of potluck.
One of the potluck goers offered up a trade.
Four squares of his homemade fudge for the remaining cake.
The fudge was really good and the cake was baked in a one use pan, so there was nothing to return.
I hope he didn't eat the cake in one sitting because I traded.
The cake pictured here is from the second batch that I made. This one I divided into two 8x8 pans so I could give one of them away. One of the other attendees mentioned the cake to me a few times since the potluck. She totally loved it. I decided to make her one. She's going to love it. Hopefully I'll get it to her Thursday.
There are only a few things that I make from prepackaged ingredients as I usually prefer made from scratch, but I think this is really quite good. I will proudly add this to my potluck repertoire.
Pioneer Woman has this recipe available for download, so head on over there to print it off. It's at the very end of the post.
Have a great day!