Fruit Cocktail Cake

Source Minnie McDowell. Jefferson City, Mo. 1966. This recipe comes from my great-grandmother, and it goes great with some Cool Whip.

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Fruit Cocktail Cake

This vintage recipe uses a can of fruit cocktail for its special flavor. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake Recipes, Fruit cocktail
Servings: 6
Calories: 404kcal


  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • a dash salt
  • 16 ounces fruit cocktail
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  • Beat egg, vanilla, and sugar together. Then add flour, baking soda, salt, and fruit cocktail. Put in greased baking pan 8'x8'. Sprinkle with brown sugar and 1/2 cup pecans. Them sprinkle with cinnamon and dot with butter. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.


Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg
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