Texas Tornado Cake

Texas Tornado Cake Recipe

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Carol Marshall


I remade this with half fruit cocktail and half crushed pineapple Yum


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15 Min
40 Min


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1 1/2 c
2 c
fruit cocktail including the liquid
2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 c
chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)


1/2 c
1/2 c
evaporated milk
3/4 c
1 c
flaked coconut

How to Make Texas Tornado Cake


  • 1In a large bowl, cream sugar and eggs together until fluffy.
  • 2Mix in the fruit cocktail.
  • 3In a separate bowl sift together flour and baking soda.
  • 4Add the dry ingredients to the fruit cocktail mixture.
  • 5Pour into a lightly greased & floured 13" X 9" cake pan. (I prefer using parchment paper in my pans.)Sprinkle brown sugar and nuts onto the surface of the batter. Put into a preheated 325F degree oven and cook for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • 6After about 30 minutes start the topping. Gently boil the butter, milk and sugar for 2 minutes then add the coconut. The cake should now be ready.
  • 7Spoon hot topping over the cake as soon as it is removed from the oven. Let the cake cool before cutting it.

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About Texas Tornado Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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