4 Ingredient Fruit Cake

This 4 Ingredient Fruit Cake is not only a quick and easy dessert, but it is also low fat. With no butter or oil, this is the idea light dessert!

We’ve shared a few cakes with you that are on the “healthier” side…at least healthy when it comes to cakes. Banana cake, sugar free chocolate cake and gluten free cakes. This one is a little different…there’s no butter or oil!

slice of 4 Ingredient Fruit Cake

4 Ingredient Fruit Cake

When the cake craving hits, quick and easy is what you need. Most 4 ingredient cake recipes start with a cake mix…it might be an angel food cake mix, spice cake mix, or cinnamon swirl cake. There are so many variations!

Can you make a cake without oil?

Yes! Although an oil free (or butter free cake) will have a different texture than traditional cakes, they can still be moist and delicious. Many times cakes use applesauce in place of oil. This recipe uses a can of fruit cocktail. Don’t drain and discard the juice. You’ll use all of that juice and fruit to make this easy cake recipe.

How To Make Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Grease and flour a 9×13 baking pan (or spray with cooking spray).
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the cake mix, fruit cocktail (with juice) and eggs. Beat for 2 minutes. The fruit will get blended into the cake batter so you can have delicious fruit flavor in every bite.
  • Add in the coconut and mix until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the cake tests done.
  • Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

4 Ingredient Fruit Cake with spoon on a plate

Toppings for Fruit Cake

We like to top this cake with a dollop of whipped cream and a cherry. You can serve with ice cream or even a raspberry sauce or strawberry sauce.

4 Ingredient Fruit Cake with whipped cream and cherry

Should you keep cakes in the fridge?

It really depends on the type of cake and frosting that you have. This cake is ok stored at room temperature.

How long will a cake stay fresh?

Because this cake does not have frosting to seal it, you’ll want to be sure it is covered with plastic wrap as tightly as possible. Air will dry it out so seal it in an airtight container. The cake will stay fresh at room temperature if properly sealed for 2-3 days.

4 Ingredient Fruit Cake in a 9x13 pan

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4 Ingredient Fruit Cake

3.72 from 7 votes
This 4 Ingredient Fruit Cake is not only a quick and easy dessert, but it is also low fat. With no butter or oil, this is the idea light dessert!
Servings 15
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 box yellow cake mix (dry mix only - no additional ingredients)
  • 17 ounces fruit cocktail mix with juice (1 can WITH juice)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Grease and flour a 9x13 baking pan (or spray with cooking spray).
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the cake mix, fruit cocktail (with juice) and eggs. Beat for 2 minutes.
  • Add in the coconut and mix until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the cake tests done.
  • Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 191
Keyword cake mix recipe, coconut cake, easy cake, fruit cake, fruit cocktail

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How many eggs??? You say box cake mix no additional ingredients!

Can you use crushed pineapples instead
of fruit cocktail?