Pickin’ A Cake That Goes With Pig

This past weekend, Eater sent my heart all a flutter by introducing the web to a dessert near and dear to my heart: the Pig Pickin’ Cake:

Pig Pickin’ Cake is a traditional Southern dessert that is often eaten at barbecues, picnics, or other communal gatherings. A vanilla cake batter is usually tossed with segments of mandarin oranges which help keep the cake moist and add a sweet citrus flavor. Once baked, the cake is traditionally topped with a whipped frosting that includes chunks of pineapple and its juice.

After my first introduction to the Pig Pickin’ Cake, it became my standard request for birthdays or practically any other meal for which I had the privilege of selecting the dessert. Even as my tastes evolved into preferring red velvet cake, I tried to hold on maybe a bit too long to my all time favorite by asking my mom to take a stab at red velvet Pig Pickin’ Cake. No one liked the result except for me.

On a semi-related note, Eater is fast becoming my favorite of the Vox stable of web properties.