Grandma's Fruit Cocktail Cake
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Grandma's Fruit Cocktail Cake

This easy Fruit Cocktail Cake recipe is going to be a quick family favorite. Serve it up for dessert or invite your friends for coffee – either way you’re going to love this old fashion cake! Made from scratch, NO box mix need. Simple to make and topped with a yummy Butter Sauce loaded with Coconut and Pecans! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Fruit Cocktail Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 People
Calories 475kcal
Author Kathleen

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Large Eggs Lightly Beaten
  • 2 Teaspoon 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 Cup 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

Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 6.6% | Vitamin C: 0.6% | Calcium: 8.2% | Iron: 7.1%