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Fast Fruit Cocktail Cake

A convenient can of fruit cocktail is the key to this moist, down-home dessert from Karen Naramore of Gillette, Wyoming. "It's so comforting served warm with whipped cream or ice cream," she promises.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) fruit cocktail, undrained
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Whipped cream, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; stir until smooth. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Combine brown sugar and nuts; sprinkle over top.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve with whipped cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 268 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 417mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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