Awesome Fruit Cocktail Cake

Cynthia Rivers Martinez


The recipe that I tweaked came from an old family cookbook that my Momma put together 30 years ago. My Poppa requested it, because I'm the cake maker in the family, and I made it following the recipe. Since then I have tweaked it to the AWESOME level. I hope you enjoy.


★★★★★ 4 votes

About 8
20 Min
40 Min


  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    pecans, in pieces
  • CAKE

  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2 c
    ap flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 2 large
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 can(s)
    fruit cocktail, in syrup
  • 1/2 c
    pineapple, crushed with juice
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla butter and nut flavoring

  • 1/3 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    evaporated milk

How to Make Awesome Fruit Cocktail Cake


  1. Preheat oven 350. Melt 3T butter in saucepan. Throw the pecans in and sautee for a couple of minutes. Put these in a well greased bundt pan. Set aside
  2. Mix with blender all cake ingredients except fruit cocktail and pineapple. When well blended stop and stir in the pineapple and fruit cocktail. Make sure you followed the instructions like beating the eggs etc. Pour this mixture over pecans in bundt pan. Bake for 35-40 min. Insert toothpick if you are unsure if it is done. Take out and set aside.
  3. In small saucepan melt butter. Then add sugars and evaporated milk. Cook down until sugars are no longer crystalized.
  4. Take your cake and poke hole in bottom with toothpick. Pour some of the sauce over the bottom and let sit a min to soak in. Then put it on the cake plate. Poke holes in top of cake with toothpick. Pour the remaining sauce over the cake slowly so it can absorb. It will run and make a puddle on the cake plate, that is ok. This allows those who want it to get more sauce. Enjoy!!!! This is a cake that is better to serve the next day after it has gotten spongy.

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About Awesome Fruit Cocktail Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom

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