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Fruit Cocktail Cake I Recipe
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Fruit Cocktail Cake I

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"A lovely fruit cocktail cake, simple and delicious."

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Original recipe makes 1 8x8-inch square cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray one 8 x 8 inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium sized bowl combine flour, white sugar, salt, baking powder, egg, and fruit cocktail. Mix until just combined and pour into the prepared pan. Sprinkle top with the brown sugar.
  3. Bake at 32 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 02, 2011

I rate this in honor of my son, who loves this cake. Many people complain it is bland but for a kid its just perfect, not too sweet, no funky coconut or nuts to mess with picking out. For those who are snobby and rude about this recipe I just wish to point one thing out, what fruit cocktail is NOT bland. All the fruit tastes exactly the same, only the texture of the pears is something unique in the can. I first baked this when my son was eating "real" food, and it was a big hit. I forgot about it and then baked it again recently, he is now 4 and a half, and he flipped he just loves it, especially with whipped cream and sprinkles on top. We personally like it served still warm, and sometimes in the summer will top it with vanilla ice cream. Thanks for sharing Karen. I have made this both as she offers, and sometimes I add a package of vanilla sugar, and some lemon zest and a spot of cooking oil. This is a very moist and tasty treat that is super easy to prepare and never fails to please the little ones. And when I have no engery to bake something more complicated or time consuming, I choose this simple gem and never get complaints from my family. Even my husband loves this.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 10, 2003

This was one of the WORST cakes that I have ever tasted. There was no flavor at all to it except for sugar.


13 Ratings

Dec 10, 2003

I really hate to write this but it was horrible. It didnt have any taste at all. I will never make it again. Im sorry for the review...but YUK

Feb 02, 2008

I thought it was good considering the simple ingredients and lack of oil! Even my kids loved it! I put some crushed walnuts on top along with the brown sugar.

Oct 12, 2010

I'm sorry to say that the only good thing about this cake is that it's moist. No one mentioned if you should drain the fruit cocktail so I didn't...I think you are supposed to. My "batter" was so thin...that I added another 1/2 cup of flour. It still seemed really thin but I didn't want to add too much. I let it bake 10 minutes longer than stated. It came out as a wet banana bread texture. Taste??? Not so much:( I added cinnamon as suggested by another reviewer...but it only tasted like cinnamon and brown sugar. I was expecting more like a pineapple upside down cake flavor but it just wasn't there! Sorry=)

Sep 28, 2010

I added vanilla and a dash of cinnamon-and my 4 teenagers didn't leave a crumb!! I also doubled the recipe and added applesauce, again it was fantastic. Thanks for this simple cake recipe!

Mar 03, 2014

This has been a favorite of our family for years. We have always made the coconut pecan frosting that is normally used on a german chocolate cake. Put it on the cake while still warm so that it soaks into the cake. That really boosts the flavor.

Nov 04, 2013

Not very good.


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  • Calories
  • 176 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.3 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 148 mg
  • 6%

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

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