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Finger Lickin’ Good Cake (Barbara Mandrell’s “Pig-Lickin’ Cake”)

Barbara Mandrell’s Sweet Symphony: Finger Lickin’ Good Cake Enter the world of Barbara Mandrell’s sweet symphony with this Finger Lickin’ Good Cake, famously known as “Pig-Lickin’ Cake.” This cake is a delightful medley of flavors and textures, featuring a moist and tender yellow cake infused with pineapple and topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting. The combination of sweet, tangy, and creamy will have you licking your fingers clean after every bite. Whether you’re honoring a country legend or simply craving a slice of pure dessert bliss, this cake is sure to steal the show. Get ready to savor the sweet symphony of Finger Lickin’ Good Cake.

A Taste of Country Charm

The star of this recipe is the pineapple, adding a tropical twist that harmonizes beautifully with the cream cheese frosting.

Perfect for Any Occasion

Finger Lickin’ Good Cake is perfect for potlucks, family gatherings, or when you want to treat yourself to a slice of southern comfort.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Finger Lickin’ Good Cake with these variations:

  1. Coconut Delight: Add shredded coconut to the cake batter for a tropical twist.
  2. Nutty Crunch: Sprinkle chopped pecans or walnuts over the cream cheese frosting for a delightful crunch.
  3. Fruit Fusion: Experiment with other canned fruits like mandarin oranges or peaches for a unique flavor.

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Now that you’ve experienced Barbara Mandrell’s sweet symphony in the form of Finger Lickin’ Good Cake, it’s time to savor the medley of flavors, moist crumb, and creamy frosting that make this cake an irresistible treat. Share it with loved ones, create moments of dessert delight, and don’t forget to leave a review to let us know how much you enjoyed this legendary dessert. Happy savoring!

Tips or Notes:

  • Be sure to drain the crushed pineapple well to remove excess moisture, as this can affect the texture of the cake.
  • You can garnish the cake with maraschino cherries or additional crushed pineapple for a decorative touch.
  • Store any leftover cake in the refrigerator to keep the cream cheese frosting fresh.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this cake in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the cake a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator. This can even enhance the flavors as the cake has time to meld with the pineapple.

Can I use fresh pineapple instead of canned?

While canned pineapple is recommended for its consistency and moisture content, you can use fresh pineapple if you prefer. Just be sure to finely chop it and remove any excess juice.

Finger Lickin' Good Cake (Barbara Mandrell's

Finger Lickin’ Good Cake (Barbara Mandrell’s “Pig-Lickin’ Cake”)

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  • For the Cake:
  • 1 1 box (18.25 ounces) yellow cake mix

  • 1 can 1 (20 ounces) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained

  • 3 large 3 eggs

  • For the Frosting:
  • 1 package 1 (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

  • 4 cups 4 powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon 1 vanilla extract

  • For Garnish (Optional):
  • Maraschino cherries

  • Additional crushed pineapple


  • For the Cake:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the yellow cake mix, undrained crushed pineapple, and eggs. Mix until well combined.
  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it evenly.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  • For the Frosting:
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and softened butter until creamy and well combined.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, continuing to beat until the frosting is smooth and fluffy.
  • Assembly:
  • Once the cake has cooled completely, spread the cream cheese frosting evenly over the top of the cake.
  • If desired, garnish with maraschino cherries and additional crushed pineapple.
  • Slice, serve, and savor the sweet symphony of Finger Lickin’ Good Cake

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