Food | Dessert

Texas Tornado Cake Is a Whirlwind of Flavors

Looking for a new treat to bring to your next get together? Well look no further, Texas Tornado Cake is that perfect treat you've been on the search for, and it takes no time at all to put it together!

Nothing wrong with having something a little bit different than a traditional chocolate or vanilla cake, and if the kids enjoy it too, then that's an added bonus!

When I first saw that the recipe called for 2 cups of fruit cocktail with syrup, I was a little hesitant. I thought the cake was going to turn out to be some form of fruit cake, but much to my surprise that wasn't the case at all.

Instead it turn out to be this sweet but settle, melt in your mouth, delicious dessert...one that I would definitely make again.

Don't judge a book by it's cover folks, you'll be pleasantly surprised with the final product.

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Orange Juice Cake

Freezer Lemon Pie

1. Preheat over to 325 degrees.

2. In a large bowl mix together the granulated sugar, eggs, fruit cocktail, baking soda and flour.

3. Pour mixture into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.

4. In a separate small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and nuts, then sprinkle over the batter.

5. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes, then remove from oven.

6. For the icing, in a saucepan add the butter, coconut, brown sugar, and evaporated milk. All the mixture to boil for 2 minutes then remove from heat.

7. Pour the icing mixture over the freshly baked cake.

8. Allow to cool, and then cut cake into squares.

9. Enjoy!

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups fruit cocktail
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar

For the icing

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk

Directions

  1. Preheat over to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the granulated sugar, eggs, fruit cocktail, baking soda and flour.
  3. Pour mixture into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.
  4. In a separate small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and nuts, then sprinkle over the batter.
  5. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes, then remove from oven.
  6. For the icing, in a saucepan add the butter, coconut, brown sugar, and evaporated milk. All the mixture to boil for 2 minutes then remove from heat.
  7. Pour the icing mixture over the freshly baked cake.
  8. Allow to cool, and then cut cake into squares.
  9. Enjoy!