This is also called Fruit Cocktail Cake. It originally called for 2 cups of sugar, but I found it too sweet and cut it to 1 cup.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
15
Yield:
1 - 8 x 8 or 8 x 12 inch pan
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sift together flour, 1 cup sugar, salt, and baking soda. Beat 2 eggs and pour over dry mixture. Add fruit cocktail. Stir together.

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  • Grease and flour pan. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 45 minutes.

  • Over low heat, cook together 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup butter or margarine and coconut. Pour over cake while still hot.

Nutrition Facts

285 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 49.6g 16% DV; fat 8.7g 13% DV; cholesterol 42.4mg 14% DV; sodium 317.9mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2007
This cake was great I did a few things different. I put the fruit cocktail in the food processor first to make the chunks smaller. I omitted the coconut and poked holes in the cake before I poured on the sauce. Then put it in the fridge to cool and then topped it with cool whip. A tip I have is to cook the sauce up to a rolling boil for one minute. I received alot of compliments on this cake Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2011
This is extemely sweet so if you are craving pure sugar go for it. I will not be making this again sorry. Read More
(4)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2007
This cake was great I did a few things different. I put the fruit cocktail in the food processor first to make the chunks smaller. I omitted the coconut and poked holes in the cake before I poured on the sauce. Then put it in the fridge to cool and then topped it with cool whip. A tip I have is to cook the sauce up to a rolling boil for one minute. I received alot of compliments on this cake Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2002
This cake is awesome! I found it while looking for a cake that starts with "U" (don't ask) and was pretty skeptical. Now it is in our permanent recipe box. My husband even asked for it for his birthday. I used "No sugar added" fruit cocktail. The icing never did get thick but it soaked into the cake and made it deliciously moist. This is a must try! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2005
This is my new Favorite cake!! i made it in a bundt pan & it was not "ugly" at all! i used a can of lite cherry pie filling & a can (drained) of pinappple tidbits in place of fruit cup (used what i had) and had coconut extract which i added to the icing. Poked holes in the top poured icing over top & spooned some of the coconut on top. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2011
This is extemely sweet so if you are craving pure sugar go for it. I will not be making this again sorry. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2010
I know this recipe as Fruit Cocktail Cake and have been making it for quite sometime...it was passed on to me from a friend via a lovely old lady. I usually use 2 cups of white sugar in the cake batter but will use "lite" fruit cocktail to balance the sweetness. I also add vanilla to the topping and poke holes in the cake before pouring it on time so that the cake can absorb all of the liquid - the result is a yummy "tres leche" type cake! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2009
Definitely a winner! My boyfriend isn't a fan of cake and he took two HUGE portions. One slight change for next time. Cut back a tad on the sauce it overwhelmed and nearly drowned my cake. It was done baking for me at 30 minutes. I poured the sauce on and popped it back in the oven for 5 minutes to brown to coconut. Fabulously easy! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2011
Love it! Very moist. I made it in an 8x8 dish and there was a bit too much coconut in the sauce so next time I make it I'll put some of the coconut right in the cake. Also I used tropical fruit salad and chopped it up finer in the food processor. It added a nice flavour with the coconut sauce. Thank you for sharing this recipe!! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2011
Very simple! Wasn't sure how long to cook the topping so I waited til it boiled a bit. Can't wait to give pineapple a try! Had it warm this evening and will try it cold tomorrow. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2014
This cake was fast and easy to make and I loved the sauce poured over to make it so moist. I think it could have benefited from some vanilla extract added to it though. Read More
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