Texas Tornado Cake


"This recipe is quick and easy, and can be made with ingredients at hand. Serve it to those guests who strike unexpectedly."


servings 203 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 203 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.8g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 151 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch cake pan. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Mix together sugar, eggs, fruit cocktail, soda, and flour. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Mix the brown sugar and nuts together, and sprinkle mixture onto the batter.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes, or until done.
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  1. 13 Ratings


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 c...

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...

Do not add too much of the liquid from the fruit cocktail - will make the cake too moist to cook thoroughly

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 po...

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!

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 peac...

it's really a favorite cake for my dauther. but she like curhed pineapple and shredded coconut

This recipe is wonderful! My family loved it. I didn't last two days.

Fast and good. Highly recommended!