Fruit Cocktail Cake Recipe
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Fruit Cocktail Cake Recipe

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This is my son's favorite cake, and when he asks for it for his special birthday cake, he usually gets it! It's easy to make, and a good dessert to take to potlucks or social functions. There's always someone who wants the recipe, and I'm more than happy to oblige.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • CAKE:
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (16 ounces) fruit cocktail with syrup
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 353 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 382 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine all cake ingredients; mix well. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. pan and sprinkle with topping ingredients. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes. Meanwhile, combine all sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. When cake is done and still warm, pour sauce over cake. Cool to room temperature. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Fruit Cocktail Cake in Reminisce September/October 1991, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 353 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 382 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"My family loves this cake - I have made it so often I should have the recipe memorized! Easy to make and is delicious."

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Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"Recently moving accross country, my life is in a box, I panicked when I couldn't find my recpie box with my grama's cake in it. This is it, minus the lemon juice. Serves my memory in wonderful ways. Easy, always a favorite."

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