This Fruit Cocktail Cake is a simple vintage recipe that you may remember Grandma making when you were a child. It’s so darn easy to whip up that it practically makes itself. Ok, not really, but it’s only a few steps.
Fruit Cocktail Cake
Instead of eating fruit cocktail right out of the can, make a cake with it instead. It’s 100 times better, promise!
My mom used to serve us bowls of fruit cocktail for dessert. I wasn’t a big fan back then, but I did love it in a cake. It makes it extra moist and sweet with bits of fruit spread throughout.
The topping is my favourite part. It’s two ingredients: brown sugar and walnuts. Sweet and crunchy!
This is an excellent dessert to make when you are short on time or have unexpected company pop over for a visit.
How to Make Fruit Cocktail Cake
When I said it was easy, I wasn’t kidding. The first step is to make the cake batter by stirring together flour, baking soda, eggs, brown sugar and fruit cocktail in a large bowl. Pour the mixture into a greased 9 inch square baking pan.
Sprinkle brown sugar and walnuts on top. Bake for 45 minutes and serve. You don’t even need to mix wet and dry ingredients or use a mixer. It’s a one-bowl-recipe.
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I brought Fruit Cocktail Cake to my nephew’s second birthday party. My sister asked me to bring a dish and I wanted something easy and that I knew people would like. It didn’t last long on the food table. Everyone said it was delicious.
You might also like this Fruit Cocktail Dessert. I also have lots of cake recipes like this Classic Carrot Cake, Cherry Cake, Fool’s Cake, Mayonnaise Cake, Blueberry Tea Cake, Cinnamon Coffee Cake and Mocha Cake.
Did your grandma make Fruit Cocktail Cake?
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 3/4 cup fruit cocktail, undrained
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, eggs, brown sugar and fruit cocktail. Pour into a greased 9 inch square baking pan.
- Sprinkle with brown sugar and walnuts.
- Bake for 45 minutes.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 406Total Fat: 18.2gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 15.1gCholesterol: 41.3mgSodium: 308mgCarbohydrates: 58.8gFiber: 3.8gSugar: 38.1gProtein: 6.2g