This Easy Fruit Cocktail Cake Recipe is made with only FOUR ingredients! It’s a perfect cake to make for last minute company. 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.)
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 the time comes.
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!
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! If you’re a coconut fan, add in a bit of coconut before baking. The options are only limited to your imagination!