August 20

I have never been a fan of fruit cocktail.

I don’t like cherries, and canned grapes are just slimy and gross.

But about a month ago, I began craving a cake that the Mother used to make when I was little.

It is called fruit cocktail cake.

How does a person crave fruit cocktail cake when they don’t even like the stuff?

No fruit cocktail?  Use a can of pears instead.

The best part of this cake is the icingy glazy stuff.

You pour it hot, over the hot cake.

And it soaks in and the cake stays moist for days.

If it lasts that long.

Fruit Cocktail Cake

  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 ½ c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • dash salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 #3 can fruit cocktail juice included
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ c. brown sugar
  • ½ c. pecans

Whisk dry ingredients together.   Add wet to dry.  Stir till just moistened.   Pour into a greased 9×13.  Sprinkle top of cake with brown sugar and pecans.  Bake @ 350* for 40 minutes.

Frosting for cake

  • 1¼ c. sugar
  • ¾ c. evaporated milk
  • 1 ½ sticks butter

Boil for 2 minutes and pour over hot cake.



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8 thoughts on “August 20”

  1. My favorite part of this post (besides the picture with all the nuts and sugar on top) is when you said “How does a person crave fruit cocktail cake when they don’t even like the stuff?”
    And then your next photo is butter! ha, that’s how you like fruit cocktail cake! 😉
    It looks yummy. Yay for pictures on your blog!

  2. never heard of fruit cocktail cake until i saw this post. sounds interesting though i am a little suspicious. this will be saved for a more adventurous day.

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