Fruit Cocktail Cake Recipe

Maybe one of the easiest desert recipes to make, this Fruit Cocktail Cake recipe is my go-to when I’m time crunched or just don’t feel like spending a ton of time baking.

Easy Fruit Cocktail Cake recipe

Fruit Cocktail Cake

Proving the name is wrong, here’s one incredible Carrot Cake that will change the minds of anyone that doesn’t care for this type of cake. Even pumpkin fans will fall for this Pumpkin Bundt Cake.

Don’t let the name ‘Fruit Cocktail’ project images of traditional Christmas Fruit Cake though {I detest that stuff}.

This AMAZING Fruit Cocktail Dump Cake is moist, sweet and best served warm. It’s sweet and moist with a bit of crunch thanks to the sugary topping.

This could very well be one of my top 5 favourite cake recipes ever. Plus, I recently discovered that it is a traditional and classic cake recipe, go figure!

I can literally make this one in minutes.

Easy Fruit Cocktail Cake recipe

Once you taste this cake though, you’ll know why I’ve made it time and again. It’s one of the easiest dump and bake cakes I’ve ever made.

How do you make a Fruit Cocktail Cake?

I absolutely love that this recipe only has common ingredients in it, so chances are I always have everything in my pantry. It’s truly a no-fuss recipe.

Every time I make this simple cake I think of how I can literally grab the recipe and get it in the oven within 5 minutes. Trust me, it’s that easy!

Easy Fruit Cocktail Cake recipe

This easy cake recipe is a quick family favourite. Serve it up for dessert or invite your friends for coffee. It’s one of those go-to’s when time-crunched for sure.

One of my daughters requested this for her birthday one year, and that didn’t but did surprise me.

I’m happy this recipe has made such a lasting impression on those who’ve tried it.

Then, dolloped with cold whipped topping – perfecto! Don’t skip this part, because, whip cream! YUM!

Or, you can easily swap that out and enjoy it with some ice cream!


Maybe one of the easiest desert recipes to make, Fruit Cocktail Cake is my go-to when I'm time crunched or just don't feel like spending a ton of time

Fruit Cocktail Cake

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Maybe one of the easiest desert recipes to make, Fruit Cocktail Cake is has amazing taste, moist, sweet and best served warm with whipped cream. 


  • 1 can Fruit Cocktail, undrained
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 beaten Egg
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • Whipped Topping


  1. Add all ingredients but the Brown Sugar in a bowl and mix.
  2. Pour into a greased 9x9 square baking pan and sprinkle the brown sugar on top
  3. Bake at 350 for 45 min to 1 hr
  4. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped topping
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Cholesterol: 20mgSodium: 460mgCarbohydrates: 50gSugar: 38gProtein: 2g

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  1. This sounds wonderful, and so easy. I love it, and just added fruit cocktail to my shopping list. I can’t wait to test it out!

  2. So fun n refreshing ~ perfect for a pool party 🙂 Love the pictures!

  3. At first I though “She forgot to list all the ingredients and the directions!”. I find the best recipes are the ones that are the simplest. Thanks for sharing, def will give it a try.

    1. I know Shannon! I second guess myself each time I make it, and pull out my recipe card. I ALWAYS say to myself, “thats it, it’s not gonna change!” lol
      So very easy and simple, Huge on taste!

  4. Love it! This seems like a twist on the “cuppa cuppa cuppa” cake from Steel Magnolias, which I’ve made many times. Next time, I’ll try your version. Thanks for the idea!

  5. Will have to try making this since I have some fruit cocktail in the cupboard right now and love that it is easy to make!

  6. Another one of your recipes that I have printed. Thanks for sharing these simple yet tasty recipes, my kind of baking 🙂

  7. Hi – If I want to double this recipe ( fruit cocktail cake) what size pan would I use? Same temperature? How long of time?? Thanks very much. Sue

    1. If you double, I’d say the 9×13 would be great. As long as it’s not too deep, I’d maybe increase bake time by 4 minutes, yet maybe check the middle to make sure. 🙂

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