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Cocktail Fruit Cake


2 cups (500ml) selfraising flour

1 cup (250ml) sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

Pinch salt

1 tin (410g) fruit cocktail


Preheat oven at 170C. Beat eggs and sugar well. Add the dry ingredients and fruit including juice.  Mix until combined. Pour into greased dish and bake in preheated oven for ¾ hour or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.


1 small tin evaporated milk

½ cup desiccated coconut

½ cup sugar

3 tablespoons butter.

Add the ingredients for the sauce into a small saucepan. Boil for 5 minutes. Pour over hot cake. Cut into squares and enjoy warm or cold, on its own or with whipped cream.

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3 thoughts on “COCKTAIL FRUIT CAKE

  1. Oh my word. Living in the USA for 18 Years and lost my recipes. Oh dear thank you, thank you.
    Thanks for your great blog.

    1. You’re very welcome 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for this recipe.A friend of mine used to make it in SA and she called it a “Confetti Cake”
    I have been searching for the recipe for ages.