If you grew up in eastern NC, then of course you know what that is!
A Pig Pickin' is a true pig roast on an large open cooker. The pig is cooked anywhere from 12 hours to 24 hours depending on the opinions of the cooks. In my family it was always the men who sat up all night socializing around the cooker. Of course they claimed they were "watching" the pig.
In eastern NC the barbecue sauce is a sweet and very spicy vinegar based sauce found to be mostly used east of Winston Salem. No red sauce used in my home town!
At a southern style Pig Pickin', one family would host the event, the men would all help cook the pig, and the women would bring the fixins' - which meant lots of cornbread, fresh vegetables from their own gardens, and lots of desserts.
One of the most popular desserts was Sunshine Cake - also known very well as Pig Pickin' Cake.
In honor of this tradition that I missing out on this weekend, I am sharing my sister's recipe for Sunshine Cake made instead into cupcakes.
I think they turned out quiet well and were very yummy!
|Fresh from the oven|
|And so very yummy when frosted.|
Enjoy your weekend.
"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Colossians 3:17