Mexican Fruit Cake Recipe

Mexican Fruit Cake Recipe. This is my grandmother’s Mexican Fruit Cake recipe. It is a moist, delicious, and easy to make cake that I hope your family will enjoy as much as mine does. The next time you need a fabulous cake recipe for family or guests, give this wonderful Mexican Fruit Cake a try.


This is my grandmother’s Mexican Fruit Cake recipe. It is a moist, delicious, and easy to make cake that I hope your family will enjoy as much as mine does. The next time you need a fabulous cake recipe for family or guests, give this wonderful Mexican Fruit Cake a try.

Mexican Fruit Cake Recipe

Notes

• This recipe came from my Grandmother’s recipe box. I have no idea of the original source and no idea why it is called Mexican Fruit Cake!! There is only pineapple in this (wonderful) cake, unless you choose to add maraschino cherries on top. Not very “fruity” to me. Anyhooo I just want you to know I didn’t name this cake.

• I think this is the first recipe I have ever made where I did not feel that I had to stretch (or double) the frosting portion. There is plenty to thickly frost the top of this cake. Yum!

• I garnish with nuts and maraschino cherries. The photos below show nuts and shredded coconut, as well as a nuts and maraschino cherry garnish. You can also leave the frosting plain, or add shredded coconut.

• This will keep for up to 4-5 days in the refrigerator as long as it is well covered. (I use an Anchor Hocking baking dish + lid.) It is a moist cake that truly tastes fabulous!

Mexican Fruit Cake Recipe. This is my grandmother’s Mexican Fruit Cake recipe. It is a moist, delicious, and easy to make cake that I hope your family will enjoy as much as mine does. The next time you need a fabulous cake recipe for family or guests, give this wonderful Mexican Fruit Cake a try.


Mexican Fruit Cake Ingredients:

• 2 cups Flour
• 20oz Crushed Pineapple (1 can, including juice)
• 2 cups Sugar
• 2 Eggs
• 1 tsp Baking Soda
• 1 tsp Baking Powder
• 1 cup Chopped Nuts

Mexican Fruit Cake Frosting Ingredients:

• 8oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
• 2 cups Powdered Sugar
• 8 TBSP Margarine, melted (1 stick – butter may be substituted)
• 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Mexican Fruit Cake Mise en Place:

Measuring Spoons
Measuring Cup
• Bowl
• Spatula
Stand Mixer (bowl, beater, etc)
Baking Dish 13″x9″

Mexican Fruit Cake Recipe. This is my grandmother’s Mexican Fruit Cake recipe. It is a moist, delicious, and easy to make cake that I hope your family will enjoy as much as mine does. The next time you need a fabulous cake recipe for family or guests, give this wonderful Mexican Fruit Cake a try.


Mexican Fruit Cake Directions:

• To make the cake:
• Preheat oven to 350°.
• Grease and flour a 13″x9″ baking pan; set aside.
• Combine 2 cups flour and 20 ounces of crushed pineapple using a stand mixer.
• Add 2 cups sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 teaspoon baking powder. Mix well.

Mexican Fruit Cake Recipe. This is my grandmother’s Mexican Fruit Cake recipe. It is a moist, delicious, and easy to make cake that I hope your family will enjoy as much as mine does. The next time you need a fabulous cake recipe for family or guests, give this wonderful Mexican Fruit Cake a try.


• Add 1 cup of chopped nuts by hand to the batter. Fold to combine.

Mexican Fruit Cake Recipe. This is my grandmother’s Mexican Fruit Cake recipe. It is a moist, delicious, and easy to make cake that I hope your family will enjoy as much as mine does. The next time you need a fabulous cake recipe for family or guests, give this wonderful Mexican Fruit Cake a try.


• Pour cake batter into a prepared (greased and floured) 13″x9″ pan.

Mexican Fruit Cake Recipe. This is my grandmother’s Mexican Fruit Cake recipe. It is a moist, delicious, and easy to make cake that I hope your family will enjoy as much as mine does. The next time you need a fabulous cake recipe for family or guests, give this wonderful Mexican Fruit Cake a try.


• Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 45-50 minutes. The cake is done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
• Allow cake to cool slightly, you want to frost while the cake is warm, but not hot.

Mexican Fruit Cake Recipe. This is my grandmother’s Mexican Fruit Cake recipe. It is a moist, delicious, and easy to make cake that I hope your family will enjoy as much as mine does. The next time you need a fabulous cake recipe for family or guests, give this wonderful Mexican Fruit Cake a try.


• To make the frosting:
• Using a stand mixer combine 8 ounces of room temperature cream cheese and 2 cups of powdered sugar.
• Add melted margarine and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix together well until frosting is creamy.

Mexican Fruit Cake Recipe. This is my grandmother’s Mexican Fruit Cake recipe. It is a moist, delicious, and easy to make cake that I hope your family will enjoy as much as mine does. The next time you need a fabulous cake recipe for family or guests, give this wonderful Mexican Fruit Cake a try.


• Frost cake while it is still a bit warm.
• Garnish with chopped nuts, chopped maraschino cherries, and/or shredded coconut if desired.

Mexican Fruit Cake Recipe. This is my grandmother’s Mexican Fruit Cake recipe. It is a moist, delicious, and easy to make cake that I hope your family will enjoy as much as mine does. The next time you need a fabulous cake recipe for family or guests, give this wonderful Mexican Fruit Cake a try.


• Refrigerate cake.
• Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.


Mexican Fruit Cake Recipe

This is my grandmother’s Mexican Fruit Cake recipe. It is a moist, delicious, and easy to make cake that I hope your family will enjoy as much as mine does. The next time you need a fabulous cake recipe for family or guests, give this wonderful Mexican Fruit Cake a try.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour

Ingredients:

2 cups Flour
20oz Crushed Pineapple, including juice
2 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 cup Chopped Nuts
8oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
2 cups Powdered Sugar
8 TBSP Margarine, melted
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Directions:

• To make the cake:
• Preheat oven to 350°.
• Grease and flour a 13″x9″ baking pan; set aside.
• Combine 2 cups flour and 20 ounces of crushed pineapple using a stand mixer.
• Add 2 cups sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 teaspoon baking powder. Mix well.
• Add 1 cup of chopped nuts by hand to the batter. Fold to combine.
• Pour cake batter into a prepared (greased and floured) 13″x9″ pan.
• Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 45-50 minutes. The cake is done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
• Allow cake to cool slightly, you want to frost while the cake is warm, but not hot.
• To make the frosting:
• Using a stand mixer combine 8 ounces of room temperature cream cheese and 2 cups of powdered sugar.
• Add melted margarine and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix together well until frosting is creamy.
• Frost cake while it is still a bit warm.
• Garnish with chopped nuts, chopped maraschino cherries, and/or shredded coconut if desired.
• Refrigerate cake.
• Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.

Makes 24 servings Mexican Fruit Cake

Mexican Fruit Cake Recipe. This is my grandmother’s Mexican Fruit Cake recipe. It is a moist, delicious, and easy to make cake that I hope your family will enjoy as much as mine does. The next time you need a fabulous cake recipe for family or guests, give this wonderful Mexican Fruit Cake a try.


• To print the Mexican Fruit Cake recipe click here.

If you are interested in from-scratch cake recipes, you may want to try these:

Chantilly Cake Recipe – A very rich, dense, yet moist and sweet Chantilly Cake. Perfect for a special occasion, holiday treat, or simply an after dinner dessert, this Chantilly Cake Recipe will delight your taste buds.

Chocolate Banana Cake Recipe – Moist, tempting and delicious, this intense, fudgy Chocolate Banana Cake Recipe is fabulous with ice cream after dinner, or with milk for breakfast!

Chocolate Slush Cake Recipe – Rich, cool, creamy, and decadent, this chocolate slush cake is a great dessert to serve family and friends any time of the year. This is a delicious layered pudding cake that simply melts in your mouth.


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Comments

  1. Hi Ann, I was not familiar with this recipe. It sounds scrumptious. Adding this to our to-do list! So glad you share with us at Merry Monday! We love your creativity.

  2. For the Frosting recipe you have 2 cups of Powdered Sugar are needed. But reading thru your steps you have combine 8 ounces of cream cheese at room temperature, and 1 cup of Powdered Sugar. I want to make sure I’m doing this right the recipe sounds so simple and delicious. I’m I suppose to be adding 2 cups of Powdered Sugar with the cream cheese?

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