Fruit and Walnut Cake

    1 hour 15 minutes

    This moist cake uses tinned fruit salad and has a coconut-brown sugar topping and a creamy coconut sauce.

    5 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • CAKE
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 cups (300g) white sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 (425g) tin fruit salad with juice
    • 1/2 cup (110g) brown sugar
    • 1 cup (115g) chopped walnuts
    • 1 cup (75g) flaked coconut
    • SAUCE
    • 1/2 cup margarine
    • 1 cup (250ml) light golden syrup
    • 1 cup (250ml) evaporated milk
    • 1 cup (75g) shredded coconut

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 20x30cm pan. Mix together the topping ingredients - brown sugar, chopped nuts and 1 cup coconut. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, bicarb soda and salt. Make a well in the centre and pour in the eggs and fruit cocktail with juice. Mix well and pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with topping mixture.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
    4. In a saucepan, combine margarine, golden syrup, evaporated milk and flaked coconut. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Pour over cake and place back in oven for few minutes until it bubbles.

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    This cake was super moist and yummy! I'll be making this again! Great for a potluck!  -  17 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I thought this was very good and pretty easy . . .but I didn't do the last frosting topping; it just seemed sweet enough already. Hubs agreed with me and does seem to like the cake. I had to bake longer; about 15 minutes longer, but ended up with a nice coffee type cake that has good flavors, fruit, and plenty of sweetness. I agree; this would be a good cake to take to a potluck. thanks for the recipe!  -  22 Sep 2014  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    So moist. So good. Had request by family to make it again and for more people the next week! It’s a crowd pleaser  -  18 Jul 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)