Fruit Cocktail Cake Recipe : LUSENET : Country Families : One Thread

I just made this cake again the other day for the umpteenth time. It is always a hit with company & it's from scratch but EASY (key word!). So, I thought I'd share it with you all.

Fruit Cocktail Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease & flour 9 x 13 pan.

Mix these first 5 ingredients with electric mixer until fairly smooth. 1 - 16 oz. can fruit cocktail & syrup (can be lite) 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 4 eggs Pour into greased & floured 9 x 13 pan.

Mix together 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Sprinkle over top of batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes.

When cake is almost done mix the following ingredients for the topping in a sauce pan. 1 cup white sugar 1 stick butter 1/2 cup evaporated milk (can be lite) Boil until smooth. Then add 1 teaspoon vanilla.

When cake is done, punch holes in top with fork. Pour topping over entire cake. Cool. Regrigerate.


-- hmm (, February 21, 2002


are you sure it is evaporated milk, and not condensed milk for the topping? sissy

-- Sissy Barth (, February 21, 2002.

Sissy, yes, it's evaporated - and like I said you can use the low fat if you want - that's what I use & it works just fine.

If you try the cake, let me know how you like it! ;)

-- hmm (, February 21, 2002.

Thank you for posting this recipe. My grandma taught me to make this cake when I was a kid but I lost the recipe several years ago.

-- Laura (, February 21, 2002.

The cake was great !! Easy too. Denise

-- Denise K. (, February 21, 2002.

Brings back memories--it was my grandfather's favorite cake and I haven't made it in a long, long time. He's been gone since the late 70s-whew! I'll have to make one again soon.

-- Dena (, February 21, 2002.

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