Fruit Cocktail Cake

Shon Borneman


My mother, bless her heart, didn't know how to cook or bake. She knew how to make one cake, and a couple of main courses like fried chicken or pork chops. Anyway, everywhere we were invited, my mother made this cake. When I was little, I didn't have a taste for it. My sister loved it though. Once I got older, I really liked it. It brings back old memories every time I make it.


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1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
2 large
1/2 c
vegetable oil
2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
2 tsp
baking soda
1 can(s)
fruit cocktail with juice
1/2 c
flaked coconut
1/2 c
butter (not margarine)
3/4 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
evaporated milk
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/2 c
flaked coconut
1/2 c
walnuts or pecans, chopped

How to Make Fruit Cocktail Cake


  • 1Cake: Beat sugar, eggs and oil together.
  • 2Add flour, salt and baking soda.
  • 3Add fruit cocktail with the juice; mix well.
  • 4Pour batter into a greased and floured 9x13x2 inch pan. I use Kittencal's professional pan coating.
  • 5Sprinkle coconut over batter.
  • 6Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes.
  • 7Frosting: Place butter, sugar and evaporated milk in a medium size saucepan.
  • 8Bring to a boil,stirring constantly, for 5 to 6 minutes or until it begins to thicken.
  • 9Remove from heat.
  • 10Add vanilla extract, coconut and nuts.
  • 11Spread mixture onto cake while both are still hot.
  • 12Serve warm or at room temperature.

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About Fruit Cocktail Cake

Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom

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