Homemade Southern Fruit Cocktail Cake recipe
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5 from 14 votes

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit cocktail cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 373kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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.

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Nutrition

Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 0.7mg