This fruit cocktail is different than other recipes in that it has butter added. It does make a difference!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
18
Yield:
1 - 9 x 13 inch cake
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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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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan.

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  • In a large bowl, mix sugar and melted butter or margarine. Add eggs, and beat well. Mix in flour and vanilla. Stir in fruit cocktail. Pour batter into prepared pans.

  • Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until cake tests done.

Nutrition Facts

189 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 32.7g; fat 5.8g; cholesterol 34.2mg; sodium 222mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2003
I like to mash the fruit cocktail just a bit with a potato masher. Less "chunky" that way. Great recipe Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/08/2008
Sorry but this was a BIG disappointment. It came out too sugary and dense like a fruitcake. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2003
I like to mash the fruit cocktail just a bit with a potato masher. Less "chunky" that way. Great recipe Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2011
best fruit cake ever,of course I changed and added to the recipe.I used fresh bag of mixed fruit and added cinnamon and nutmeg,Took longer than 35 mins to bake .Worth a try Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
01/08/2008
Sorry but this was a BIG disappointment. It came out too sugary and dense like a fruitcake. Read More
(6)
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2013
Tip #1: If you don't have self-rising flour just add 1 1/4 tsp baking powder and 1/14 tsp salt for every cup of flour in a recipe.:) Tip#2: It didn't work too well to convert to a bundt pan or I needed to increase the time from 45 min to 55. Tasted pretty good anyway! Almost like bread pudding. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2013
Wonderful cake! I made a sauce of 1/4c butter 1/2c sugar and 1/4c buttermilk. Boiled it for 5 minutes and added a tsp of vanilla. I poked holes in the cake with a fork while still hot and poured it over the cake. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2007
Nice goes very nice with tea and or ice cream. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/12/2013
I agree with Chad this came out too sugary and dense. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2014
I loved it. I made half. I didn't have fruit cocktail so used mandarin oranges. I made an orange glaze for the top to use up the canned fruit juice. Read More
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