Fruit Cocktail Coffee Cake
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This fruit cocktail coffee cake with cream cheese frosting is made with canned fruit cocktail, egg, sugar, and chopped nuts. Serve for brunch or dessert.
Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Serves: 9 pieces
  • 1 Cup flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 small can (8-3/4 oz.) fruit cocktail
  • ¼ Cup chopped or ground nuts, optional
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 pkg. (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar (confectioner's sugar)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour an 8" x 8" x 2" glass baking dish or spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda, and sugar in a small bowl.
  4. Combine the egg, vanilla, and fruit cocktail with juice in a separate bowl. Stir well.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix.
  6. Fold in the chopped nuts.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared glass baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. While baking, prepare the cream cheese frosting. With an electric hand mixer, blend the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla together until smooth.
  2. Let the coffee cake sit for 10 minutes or so and then frost the cake while still warm.
Serve warm or cold.
Recipe by Vintage Cooking at