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Potluck Fruit Cocktail Cake Recipe

This is a moist yummy dessert with bits of fruit inside and a crunchy brown sugar-walnut mixture on top. It's perfect for potlucks.—James Patterson, Spokane, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:64 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) fruit cocktail
  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 5 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Directions

  • 1. Drain fruit cocktail, reserving the syrup; set aside. In a several large bowls, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add syrup to dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in fruit cocktail. Pour into four greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes.
  • 2. Combine the topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 4 cakes (16 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 179 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 216 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.