This Easy Fruit Cocktail Cake Recipe is made with only FOUR ingredients! It’s a perfect cake to make for last minute company.
The easy cake recipe is so delicious that no one will ever guess just how easy it is to make or that it only took you 5 minutes to get it all mixed up and baking in the oven.
Since everything you need to make this easy fruit cocktail cake (except for the butter) is shelf stable, you can store the ingredients in the pantry to have on hand when you need to make a dessert in a hurry!
You start this yummy fruit cocktail cake with cake mix, and in a few extra ingredients and you’re done.
While we like to use a white cake mix, a yellow cake mix is also a great option (especially if that is what you happen to have in your pantry.)
This recipe is so adaptable. As I mentioned, you can use a different cake mix to change the taste. For example, you can use a Butter Pecan Mix and use pecans in the cake as well or in the garnish!
(Speaking of cake mix, you might want to also try our Slow Cooker Butter Pecan Cake recipe – it only uses TWO ingedients!)
If you’re a coconut fan, add in a bit of coconut before baking. The options are only limited to your imagination!The recipe calls for one half cup of butter (which is one stick), frozen. That might mean you want to keep a stick in the freezer to make the cake when the time comes.
Alternatively, you can grate up your frozen stick of butter ahead of time and then keep the frozen shreds in the freezer so that the recipe is even quicker to make when you’re ready to make an easy cake.
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Easy Fruit Cocktail Cake Recipe
1 White Cake Mix
1 15 oz. can Fruit Cocktail
¼ cup 7-up or Sprite soda (or any lemon lime type soda will do)
1/2 cup Butter, frozen and grated
How to Make Fruit Cocktail Cake:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the cake mix, the (undrained) can of fruit cocktail and sprite together. Combine well.
Add the grated butter and mix until incorporated.
Put the batter into a greased spring form pan. After filling the pan, place it on a baking sheet in the oven in case some of the batter leaks.
Bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Serve with a dollop of whipped topping/whipping cream or ice cream would be excellent as well!
Easy Fruit Cocktail Cake Recipe – Just 4 Ingredients!
- 1 White Cake Mix
- 1 15 oz. can Fruit Cocktail
- ¼ cup 7-up or Sprite soda (or any lemon lime type soda will do)
- 1/2 cup Butter, frozen and grated
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the cake mix, the (undrained) can of fruit cocktail and sprite together. Combine well.
- Add the grated butter and mix until incorporated.
- Put the batter into a greased spring form pan. After filling the pan, place it on a baking sheet in the oven in case some of the batter leaks.
- Bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Serve with a dollop of whipped topping/whipping cream or ice cream would be excellent as well!
rochelle haynes says
Looks good i love fruit cocktail and cake maybe this will taste good
Sarah L says
Why does this call for a springform pan? I’d love to make it but don’t have one.
You could try to make it in a regular cake pan, but we have only tried it in a sprringform!
We used to make this all the time when I was a kid and we just used an 8 by 8 inch square pan.
Hannah C says
This looks so good! Yummy!
shelly peterson says
What a great recipe. I have never had fruit cocktail in a cake before. This looks so easy to make.
Julie Wood says
This cake looks so delicious! I want to make it for my family and have it for a nice refreshing dessert. Thanks for sharing. So easy to make.
Austin H. says
Sounds like a great dessert treat for summer. Thanks for the recipe
Jerry Marquardt says
What a recipe to end summer on, nice–light and easy. I am making this delicious treat tomorrow.
Holly Thomas says
This is such a great idea, I have to try it!
tiffany dayton says
Love the recipe. 4 ingredients is great.Can’t wait til I make it.
Dandi D says
This look like a really easy and fun thing to make for my family!
ho how many grams for the cake mix?
I remember my mom fixing something like this when I was young. It was delicious
Julie Waldron says
This sounds super easy! It would be great for a potluck!
Rose Ayres says
Do you mix the cake mix according to box instructions, with a mixer or do you fold ingredients together with a mixing spoon?
Nope! Completely ignore the box instructions. Just fold in the dry cake mix with the rest of the ingredients in this recipe.
Lula Ruger says
This looks really good and so easy to make ! I would really love to try this recipe Thanks
I made this using a yellow cake mix. Very easy to make. Just gently mix everything together. I also used the soda called Squirt for the lemon lime soda . It came out delicious. Maybe because I used a yellow cake mix. I found it very sweet but it was very good.
I mistakedly used 2 sticks of butter will it turn out?
Oh, I really don’t know. If you made it already, let us know what happened!
Anyone try using a lemon/lime or grapefruit Seltzer to cut some sugar & sweetness as one post mentioned using yellow cake which is what I have on hand.
Anyone use root beer instead of the lemon/lime soda?? Think I’ll try it but I do not like lemon lime.
What size springform pan to use I got 81/2 91/2 and 10