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A slice of Fruit Cocktail Cake topped with whipped cream and cherry
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Grandma's Fruit Cocktail Cake

Serve this old-fashioned Fruit Cocktail Cake up for dessert or invite your friends for coffee! Made from scratch, NO box mix needed!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Fruit Cocktail Cake, Fruit Cocktail Cake Recipe, How Do I Make Fruit Cocktail Cake, How To Make Fruit Cocktail Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 slices
Calories 502kcal
Author Kathleen

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (16-ounce) fruit cocktail with syrup undrained

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup pecans chopped

Garnish:

  • Reddi Wip
  • maraschino cherries

Instructions

Cake:

  • Adjust an oven rack to medium position. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9X13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together all cake ingredients until well combined. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Topping:

  • Meanwhile, make the topping by combining all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Continue to boil, stirring constantly,  for 2 minutes. Pour over hot cake and smooth evenly with an offset spatula. 

Garnish:

  • Top individual slices of cake with a dollop of Reddi Wip and Maraschino cherries.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 466mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 338IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2mg