Texas Tornado Cake

This recipe for Texas Tornado Cake is the perfect dessert for any occasion! It is a moist and delicious cake that is filled with chocolate chips, pecans, and coconut. The cake is then topped with a rich chocolate frosting. This cake is sure to please everyone!


  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups fruit cocktail (or other diced fruit)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch cake pan.

2. Mix together sugar, eggs, fruit cocktail, soda, and flour. Pour batter into prepared pan.

3. Mix the brown sugar and nuts together, and sprinkle mixture onto the batter.

4. Bake for 40 minutes or until done

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 2200
  • Total Fat: 100 g
  • Saturated Fat: 15 g
  • Cholesterol: 300 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 310 g
  • Protein: 40 g
Texas Tornado Cake

Does the Do Nothing cake have to be refrigerated?

No, the Do Nothing cake does not have to be refrigerated. It can be stored at room temperature for 2-3 days covered tightly. However, we do recommend keeping it in the refrigerator because it has sweetened condensed milk in the frosting.

What is in a pig pickin cake?

Most of the recipes for Pig Pickin’ Cake include a box of yellow cake mix, canned mandarin oranges, eggs, and butter or vegetable oil. Canned crushed pineapple, whipped topping, and instant vanilla pudding make up the sweet frosting.

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Pig Pickin’ Cake is a popular Southern dessert that gets its name from the traditional “pig pickin'” parties where whole roasted pigs are served. This cake is perfect for those occasions because it’s easy to make and can feed a large crowd.

The key ingredients in this cake are the yellow cake mix, mandarin oranges, and pineapple. The orange flavor comes from the mandarin oranges and gives the cake a unique twist. The pineapple adds sweetness and moistness to the cake.

Do nothing cakes pineapple?

There is some debate over whether or not pineapple belongs in a cake. Some say that it makes the cake too moist, while others believe that it adds an extra layer of flavor. However, there is no definitive answer as to whether or not pineapple does anything for a cake. It really depends on personal preference.

What makes the cake moist and fluffy?

When it comes to making a cake, one of the most important tips is to whisk the butter and sugar together until they are light yellow and fluffy. This process is known as creaming and it helps to incorporate air into the mixture. The more air that is incorporated, the lighter and fluffier the cake will be.

Another key factor in making a moist and fluffy cake is ensuring that all of the ingredients are at room temperature before beginning to mix them together. Room temperature ingredients mix together much more easily than those that are cold, resulting in a smoother batter with fewer lumps.

Once all of the ingredients are combined, be sure not to overmix them. Overmixing can result in a tough or rubbery texture. Just mix until everything is well combined – no need to keep going once everything is incorporated.

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Finally, bake your cake at the correct temperature for the specified amount of time listed in your recipe. Baking at too high or low of a temperature can cause problems, so it’s best to stick with what’s called for in your specific recipe. For most cakes, 350 degrees Fahrenheit is about right.

What is a tornado cake?

A tornado cake is a moist cake filled with crushed pineapple and topped with a decadent sweet coconut frosting. While I haven’t seen it described as a poke cake (you KNOW I love a poke cake!) I do make it that way, poking holes in the cake before pouring the topping over it so that all that flavor can get soaked up.

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