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QUICK & EASY FRUIT COCKTAIL CAKE

Bake up this quick & easy Fruit Cocktail Cake for a delicious holiday dessert. A sweet fruit-juicy cake with a crunchy topping of pecans & coconut.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 -12 servings
Author Linda Warren

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 15 oz can fruit cocktail, not drained
  • 1/2 cup coconut

Pecan topping

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecans

Custard Topping

  • 1 stick, 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • Garnish: Confectioner's sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all cake ingredients and stir well.
  3. Pour into a 9x13-inch ungreased baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle pecan topping, first brown sugar followed by pecans, on top of cake ingredients.
  5. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, sugar and evaporated milk then allow to boil for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract, coconut and pecans.
  7. Pour mixture evenly over pecan topping.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes. Allow to cool on wire rack.
  9. Just before serving, sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.