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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
45 Min


  • ·
  • 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


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