Fruit Cocktail Cake with Sweet, Buttery Sauce

Fruit Cocktail Cake with Sweet, Buttery Sauce


"What makes this Fruit Cocktail Cake the greatest is that it is served with a wonderful butter sauce. Also, it is so simple to make. I know when you try it you will agree. (Double all ingredients to bake in an 11x13-inch pan.)"


servings 411 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 411 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 13.5 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 71g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 303 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9-inch square pan.
  2. With an electric mixer, mix egg, fruit cocktail, 1 cup sugar, flour, soda, and salt in order given. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.
  4. To make sauce: bring to a boil 1 cup sugar, evaporated milk, and butter or margarine. Serve hot on cake.
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  1. 12 Ratings


I was so excited to not only discover this website, but this recipe. My (ex) Stepmother used to make this when I was a kid, and I would truly sit down and eat half in one sitting. I have craved ...

I baked this cake twice, using the exact same recipe and both times, the cake didn't turn out well. The batter is too little for a 9 inch square pan and the cake didn't rise. What happened and i...

Wow! What a hit! Quick, easy, and delicious. My tips; 1) Do NOT use your Kitchen-Aid mixer (is doesn't chop up the fruit at all; 2) Add a few tablespoons of vegetable oil to the batter & mix ...

this is the basic recipe my Aunt Dot gave me 45 years ago, doubled the recipe to fit a 9 x 13 pan. Cut the sugar to 1 1/2 cups, used the fruit cocktail juice & all, then sprinkle with powdered s...

I have made this recipe twice and everytime I do it seems that as soon as I sit it down to get a piece it's gone....IT'S THAT GOOD....very quick and easy to make also!! GREAT JOB!!!

Not quite sure I would classify this as "cake". I added 1 Tbsp. oil and appx. 1 Tbsp of pear juice from the fruit. Turned out more like a bread pudding than a cake, but I assume responsibility s...

My Hubby LOVES this cake and it is so simple to make for him! He always requests this for his birthday cake and whatever other special occasion he can think of:"Took out the trash without being...

This is a yummy dessert. I would not call it a cake, though. More like a pudding. I really liked the sauce. This is great to make in a pinch with things you have on hand. Thanks!

This is my favorite cake and I lost my own recipe so I was happy to have found this one but it did not turn out well. I poured the sauce over the cake (like I would with the recipe I had) and it...