Fruit Cocktail Cake

A classic dessert that has stood the test of time, Fruit Cocktail Cake is a nostalgic treat that brings back memories of generations past. This simple yet delicious cake is made with basic pantry ingredients and a can of fruit cocktail, resulting in a moist and flavorful dessert that is perfect for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy to make with minimal ingredients.
  • The fruit cocktail adds a unique and delightful flavor to the cake.
  • Perfect for a quick and satisfying sweet treat.


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 14 oz. can fruit cocktail with juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C) and grease an 8-inch pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, egg, fruit cocktail with juice, and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Pour the batter into the greased pan.
  • In a separate bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped walnuts. Sprinkle this mixture over the batter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Once baked, allow the cake to cool before serving.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes
  • Total Time: 40-50 minutes
  • Servings: 8
  • Kcal: (Calories per serving)


Store any leftover cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, refrigerate for up to a week.

Recipe Tips

  • Serve the Fruit Cocktail Cake warm with a dollop of fresh whipped cream for a delightful treat.
  • You can also experiment with adding different nuts or spices to customize the flavor of the cake to your liking.

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