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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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch cake pan. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Mix together sugar, eggs, fruit cocktail, soda, and flour. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Mix the brown sugar and nuts together, and sprinkle mixture onto the batter.

  • Bake for 40 minutes, or until done.

Nutrition Facts

202.5 calories; 3.2 g protein; 37.8 g carbohydrates; 20.7 mg cholesterol; 150.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2004
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/22/2002
Do not add too much of the liquid from the fruit cocktail - will make the cake too moist to cook thoroughly Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2004
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! Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/22/2002
Do not add too much of the liquid from the fruit cocktail - will make the cake too moist to cook thoroughly Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2004
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!!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2005
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! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/07/2011
I needed a recipe to use up some friut cocktail. So I was attracted to the easiness of the recipe. I baked it as cupcakes for a bake sale. This was the comment from my husband..."This is the WORST Thing you have ever made. " It didnt do so well at the bake sale. So needless to say I will not be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/26/2010
This recipe didn't go over well at our house. We all found it tasteless and bland. It needs salt vanilla...and probably spices such as ginger or nutmeg or cinnamon. However the texture was very nice and the topping was good. Because this cake had no flavor I made a butter/brown sugar/half-n-half butterscotch sauce to pour on top. That's the only thing that saved it. I think it'd be a pleasant little coffee cake if salt and spices were added to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2005
Fast and good. Highly recommended! Read More
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