Saturday, December 20, 2008

Old Fashioned Fruit Cocktail Cake

This is a cheap recipe for an old-fashioned cake my husband grew up eating. There is no fat in it, but don't think it's diet food.  There is a ton of sugar.  I try to use fruit cocktail in juice instead of syrup.  Also, I usually leave off the brown sugar/nut topping.  You can substitute other canned fruit for the cocktail.  I have seen this will just peaches, pineapple or pears.  My mother-in-law often would drizzle caramel ice cream sauce over the cake.  My hubby likes it best with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top.

Fruit Cocktail Cake
1 egg
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 can (2 cups) fruit cocktail (I use the light stuff, canned in juice)
1/2 cup brown sugar (optional)
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
Beat sugar, egg and dry ingredients. Add vanilla. Fold in can of fruit, juice and all. Spread in a greased 9 X 9 pan. If desired ( and you can handle more sugar!) , combine brown sugar and nuts and sprinkle over cake batter. Bake 325 degrees for 60 minutes.

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Brenda said...

I have not made this in years! But I used to make it all the time.

Snow White said...

sounds good - bet it would be great for breakfast :)

Sherry said...

Yum! I ate this growin up, too! I haven't made it in ages. I'll have to make this one soon to reminisce. :D

Emily @ Marvelous Recipes said...

This sounds a bit like a recipe I have had for a number of years. Simple, inexpensive and delicious!!

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