Frozen Fruitcake Salad: First Attempt and it’s a Big Flop!

I have here something I wish I have done right and perfect on first attempt. Found the recipe from a magazine. I thought the cost to gather all the ingredients together won’t hurt the budget so I gave it a shot.
The thing is called Frozen Fruitcake Salad.

Frozen Fruit Cake Salad

I tried it out during my niece’s birthday last month.

Below are the actual ingredients and the preparation:

24 pc broas
1 pc green apple, diced with peel
10 pc grapes, halved

For the fruit mixture:
1 can (439 g) Del Monte Fiesta Fruit Cocktail, drained (reserved syrup)
1 can (300 ml) condensed milk
1 pack (250 ml) all-purpose cream
1 cup mayonnaise
¼ tsp iodized fine salt

1. In a bowl, combine Del Monte Fiesta Fruit Cocktail with the other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Set aside.
2. Using 8”x12” pan, arrange half of broas to cove the bottom of the pan. Drizzle with half of fruit cocktail syrup and half of fruit mixture, apple and grapes.
3. Do the same with the remaining broas, syrup and fruits. Cover and freeze overnight.

Sounds easy, yes? But still mine was a big flop primarily because I failed to use the required pan size made me unable to cover the entire toasts arrangement. This is how it supposed to look like when done.

frozen fruitcake salad

I wouldn’t have mind using toasted muffins for alternative since broas are not available at the local store that time oh well… this is just my first time anyway. But hey... you can still try it out. Who knows… you may do it right the first time than I did. ;)



  1. That's okay, as long as it still tasted great, then I wouldn't mind the aesthetics of the food. Haha! Will try this, thanks for sharing ;)

  2. Good try though. Try again ... until you get it perfect.

  3. ganda ng presentation.
    just dropping by =)

  4. ang ganda ng presentation
    just dropping by =)

  5. It would have been still perfect if you call it a frozen fruit salad. Just drop the "cake" part. =) I'm sure it still tasted good.

  6. yup, i agree.. so long as it tastes good and no one knows (at least from the party) how it supposed to look.. ehe should be fine

  7. wow! makes me wonder also if I can make one. haha I'll put more cream siguro so that it can really go frozen with the rest of the ingredients.

  8. Hmnn.. I will try this and we'll see if I'll be successful. I think yours was too watery it softened all your broas. Try a chiffon cake (divided in 2 parts) and try to whip (a bit) your all purpose cream to make it a bit firmer to hold the other wet ingredients.

  9. The taste is all that matters. Plus I don't think they noticed that it should look like that. I hope to try this sometimes soon.

  10. Never give up :) Try and try until you succeed. Lemme know if you've learned the techniques in making this recipe a successful one okay :)Nice try!

  11. te.ig uli naku kauban si badat, muhapit mi sa inyu ug mutilaw jud ko anang imung fruitcake!

  12. Wow ayus yan ah pang xmas kasi we buy fruit cake and make salad e pwede pang in one na!