FRUIT COCKTAIL CAKE (+Video)

This Homemade Southern Fruit Cocktail Cake is so easy to make! Topped with a coconut pecan sauce that is poured straight into the cake! YUM!

HOMEMADE SOUTHERN FRUIT COCKTAIL CAKE

What comes to mind when you think of fruit cocktail? For me, it takes me back to my school years. Whenever I bought lunch from the school cafeteria, it was usually Friday (pizza day), and my  fruit of choice was usually a small bowl of fruit cocktail. I would always scope out the bowl that had the most cherries in the mix. There’s never enough cherries in the fruit cocktail, is there? slice, Homemade Fruit Cocktail Cake with Coconut Pecan sauce

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FRUIT COCKTAIL? IN A CAKE?

I have nothing but good memories associated with this stuff. It’s kinda like baloney sandwiches for me. Makes me feel like a kid every time I eat one. Yes folks, this cake is made with a can of an ole favorite, fruit cocktail. Thanks to SOUTHERN PLATE for this amazing recipe. If you’ve never tried this before, you may not think it would work well together, but it really does. The cake is so incredibly moist and the sauce is the boss in here.Homemade Southern Fruit Cocktail Cake recipe from The Country Cook

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
for the cake:
self-rising flour
canned fruit cocktail in heavy syrup
eggs
vanilla extract
sugar

for the sauce:
butter
sweetened coconut flakes
sugar
vanilla extract
evaporated milk
chopped pecans
canned fruit cocktail, pecans, sweetened coconut flakes, self-rising flour, vanilla, sugar, evaporated milk

HOW TO MAKE FRUIT COCKTAIL CAKE:
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray (I like the kind that has flour in it.) In a medium bowl, mix together all cake ingredients at low speed (using a stand or handheld electric mixer) until thoroughly combined.self-rising flour, fruit cocktail in heavy syrup, vanilla extract, sugar and eggs mixed together in a large glass bowl
If you want to keep your fruit cocktail chunky in the batter, then add it in last after mixing all the other ingredients.fruit cocktail cake batter

Pour cake batter into prepared baking dish. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes (oven times vary so check after 30 minutes). When done, cake should spring back to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Using a fork, poke a few holes in the cake.fully baked fruit cocktail cake in 9x13 baking dish with poked holes

Now make the sauce. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a medium sauce pan. Note: I don’t like my chopped pecans to be too big on top of the cake so sometimes I’ll crush them down to slightly smaller pieces.evaporated milk, unsalted butter, chopped pecans, sweetened flaked coconut

Turn the heat up and bring it all to a boil for one minute. Pour warm sauce over warm cake.

coconut pecan sauce poured over fully baked fruit cocktail cake in a baking dish
Make sure you spread out the coconut and pecans evenly over cake.
Homemade Southern Fruit Cocktail CakeI especially love to eat this cake while it is still warm. But it is so good at room temperature too!slice, Fruit Cocktail Cake topped with a coconut pecan sauce

Enjoy!

Originally published: August 2012
Updated and republished: May 2019

HOMEMADE SOUTHERN FRUIT COCKTAIL CAKE

This Homemade Southern Fruit Cocktail Cake is so easy to make! Topped with a coconut pecan sauce that is poured straight into the cake! YUM!

FOR THE CAKE:

2 cups self-rising flour
1 15 oz can fruit cocktail in heavy syrup (undrained)
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sugar

FOR THE SAUCE:

1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup chopped pecans

FOR THE CAKE:

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees

Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray (I like the kind that has flour in it.)

In a medium bowl, mix together all cake ingredients using an electric mixer at low speed until thoroughly combined.

Pour cake batter evenly into prepared baking dish.

Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes (oven times vary so check after 30 minutes).

When done, cake should spring back to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Using a fork, poke a few holes in the cake.

FOR THE SAUCE:

Now make the sauce.
Combine all the sauce ingredients in a medium sauce pan.
Turn the heat up and bring it all to a boil for one minute.

Pour warm sauce over warm cake.

Make sure to spread out the coconut and pecans evenly over cake.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

CRAVING MORE RECIPES LIKE THIS? GIVE THESE A TRY!
COCONUT CREAM POKE CAKE
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SOUTHERN PECAN PRALINE CAKE WITH BUTTER SAUCE

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