Fruit Cocktail Cake V Recipe -
Fruit Cocktail Cake V Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Fruit Cocktail Cake V

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"This is a quick, easy cake. My mom used to make it for our lunchboxes."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture, then stir in the fruit cocktail and syrup, mixing just until combined. Stir in the walnuts and chocolate chips.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 26, 2010

Very delicious cake and so easy to make. I did cut down the chocolate chips and walnuts to 1/2 cup each and that covered the cake nicely. To save time a cake mix can be used with the same great results. Thank you Sharon for the posting.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 19, 2011

I was looking for a fruit cake recipe and this came up in the list. I followed the recipe to a T and it turned out fine, but I find it a little strange. It tastes (and looks) like a big chocolate chip cookie with fruit cocktail mixed in. It doesn't taste bad, per se, but I don't think the fruit makes it more appealing or delicious. I think it might be interesting to try making it with white sugar instead, and maybe add milk instead of the fruit cocktail syrup. This way it would be more of a yellow cake with fruit mixed in.


10 Ratings

Oct 13, 2003

I used to make this cake when my kids were little over 30 years ago and lost the recipe. It is wonderful! I added an additional 8 ounce can of fruit cocktail, drained, in addition to the 15 ounce tropical fruit cocktail. I served it to my dinner guests and they loved it....they were surprised and delighted with the chocolate chips.

Aug 12, 2005

If you like fruit and chocolate combined, it's a very good recipe. It is very tasty. I've had alot of mixed reviews. Some people just don't like the taste. But I did, so it got 5 stars. The first time I made it I could find the sifter, so I improvised, but it turned out very dry. I thought maybe it was also because it just didn't get quite enough liquid. So the next time I made it, I used a sifter and added an extra egg to it. Turned out great. Both times I made it I did add extra cinnamon also.

May 28, 2009

Very good!

Sep 13, 2002

It came out fine.

Dec 23, 2010

I have never made fruit cake before and this turned out great. I changed the can of fruit and used the candied fruit you buy in the store and added the juice from the fruit cocktail and let it sit over night. Awesome recipe will use again!!

May 19, 2010

I have a bed and breakfast and had guest who was lactose intolerant. I made this cake and wasn't sorry. Hubby thought it tasted a bit like carrot cake and didn't like it, but the guests devoured it and I took the leftovers to work. They all liked it as well, and one gal asked for the recipe! I cut the recipe in half so I wouldn't have a lot of leftovers to tempt me, and baked in a 8x8 (or thereabouts) pan. It baked in about 20 minutes in my GE Advantium convection oven. I have another lactose intolerant guest tonight and will make it again tonight!


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  • Calories
  • 315 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 12.7 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 467 mg
  • 19%

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

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