Texas Tornado Cake – Good Recipe For Those Who Work

This is a rich and very moist cake and can be made in one bowl without even using a mixer.

I used a can of Fruit Cocktail in heavy syrup, I would suggest using the Fruit cocktail packed in fruit juice instead.

Here’s the recipe from Alice:

May 15 (1 day ago)
to me
The link below has the pictures of it and shows a recipe that is just like mine except for the Icing they use brown sugar where mine uses white sugar.

This is mine from the Southern Living Cook Book.

Texas Tornado Cake

1 1/2 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
2 cups Fruit Cocktail, including liquid
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
2 cups All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Chopped Nuts

Mix and cream together the first 5 ingredients.
Pour batter into a lightly greased and floured 13X9
Cake pan. Then mix the brown sugar and nuts together and sprinkle onto the top of the batter.

Bake in preheated 325 degree oven
approximately 40 minutes.

Spread Icing on cake while it’s hot.


1 stick Butter
3/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
1 cup Angle Flake Coconut

Boil the butter, sugar, and milk for two minutes ( it will raise up in the pan) add the Coconut.
Spoon over the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.

Cool before serving.
Freezes well.
This is a link to someone who makes it.

Thanks for watching and thanks to Alice for this recipe.
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  1. Sleepless in Ohio says:

    I enjoy your videos so much
    Very relaxing and teaches me new recipes.

    Thank you Miss Phyllis 🌷🌷🌷

  2. Loretta Huff says:

    Hi Phyllis you are a very good cook and Baker very nice

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  4. Donna Willams says:

    Yummy! Look forward to trying this. Always good to see you and I like how you can adapt the recipes to what you have on hand. Have a lovely evening Miss Phyllis.

  5. Ann Amelia Watson says:

    Hi, Mrs Phyllis. How’s you. It’s Annie from east coast Canada. Unbleached flour is all mom and I use. You don’t need more chemicals in your baking items.

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