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Texas Tornado Cake

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"This recipe is quick and easy, and can be made with ingredients at hand. Serve it to those guests who strike unexpectedly."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 x 13 inch cake Change Servings


  1. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch cake pan. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Mix together sugar, eggs, fruit cocktail, soda, and flour. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Mix the brown sugar and nuts together, and sprinkle mixture onto the batter.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes, or until done.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 12, 2004

I baked this cake years ago. It is simply delicious! It's great for a crowd. Here is how to make the icing: 1 stick of butter 3/4 cups sugar(regular) 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1 cup flaked coconut Boil sugar, butter and milk for 2 minutes. Add coconut. Spread icing on cake while icing and cake are hot. Enjoy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 22, 2002

Do not add too much of the liquid from the fruit cocktail - will make the cake too moist to cook thoroughly


13 Ratings

May 01, 2008

This cake is fabulous! I made it as directed, including the butter glaze another reviewer mentioned (with the exception of the coconut, as I didn't have any on hand). My kids had 3 pieces each (normal limit is one, but this cake was so good, none of us could stop eating it), and my 5yo DD exclaimed, "This is the best cake I ever tasted!" This cake doesn't disappoint - plus, it's very easy. Definitely 5 stars!

Dec 03, 2004

This cake is great. I had the recipe and lost it while relocating to another state. There was a butter sauce with coconut that is poured over this cake and it makes it heavenly. Wish you had posted the sauce recipe as it makes the cake. The fruit cocktail should be totally drained in the recipe I had. Thank you for posting this. I'll watch to see if anyone else has the butter sauce recipe to pour over it. Thanks!!!

Jul 31, 2005

My daughters made this for my birthday...and I must say, it was one of the BEST cakes (moist!) I have EVER eaten! It is so unusual and soooo gooood! You'll have absolute raves with this one!

Jul 21, 2007

This is definitely easy, but I didn't think it had much of a taste. Perhaps it was the fruit cocktail that I used? I guess go for a good brand or cut up your own tasty fruit. Pineapple and peaches tasted good.

Jul 02, 2009

it's really a favorite cake for my dauther. but she like curhed pineapple and shredded coconut

Nov 28, 2006

This recipe is wonderful! My family loved it. I didn't last two days.


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  • Calories
  • 203 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 151 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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