About this recipe: Tinned fruit cocktail and syrup make this cake sweet and moist, walnuts give it a nutty crunch and the buttery, creamy coconut topping gives it the final yum yum factor!
My girlfriend had given me a fruit cocktail recipe a few months back but it just wasn't coming out right whenever I baked it. I decided to search the site and saw this recipe. I baked it on Christmas day, this cake is SLAMMING. When my husband keeps going back for more you know its good. I bake an extra one and took it to work and it was gone in no time. Very, very good. I will definitely keep this one and throw out the one my girlfriend gave me. Thanks - 26 Dec 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is a GREAT cake. I made a few modifications. I added a teaspoon of vanilla to the "cake". I didn't have evaporated milk for the topping so I used sweetened condensed milk and omitted the sugar. It was fabulous--my family loved it. Definitely a "keeper". - 09 Apr 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This has to be the easiest recipe to follow and the best cake we have ever eaten! I added extra coconut and nuts because I can not get enough of those ingredients. The topping is just as wonderful as the cake. A very old fashioned flavor. Love it! - 07 Apr 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)