Quick and Easy Texas Tornado Cake

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  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 cups fruit cocktail with syrup (16-oz. can)
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ cup brown sugar


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup coconut
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup evaporated milk or half-and-half


Mix regular sugar, eggs, fruit cocktail, baking soda and flour.

Pour into greased and floured 9×13” pan.

Combine brown sugar and nuts; sprinkle over batter.

Bake at 325° for 40 minutes.

Combine icing ingredients in saucepan and boil for 2 minutes.

Spread icing on cake while hot.

Let cool; cut into squares.

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