This cake is very moist. It's one of my husband's favorites.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, and baking soda; set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and fruit cocktail. Beat in the flour mixture. Spread batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Prick the top with a fork and spread on topping while still hot.

  • To make the topping: In a saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar, butter, evaporated milk and coconut. bring to a rolling boil over medium heat.

Nutrition Facts

372 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 64.5g 21% DV; fat 11.5g 18% DV; cholesterol 55.4mg 19% DV; sodium 257.7mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (32)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2006
This was very good! I added brown sugar and crushed pecans to top before cooking, my whole family loved it!! Will be making this one again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2007
This recipe was not a success at all. I made it twice for 15 to 20 people. Most of my guests did not like it but one or two of them just loved it - I guess it's a cake that you either hate or love but not a general crowd pleaser. Since I prefer recipes that are liked by a wider range of guests I will not bake this again. Read More
(13)
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2007
Terrific and Easy! Reminds me of mom's recipe except she used 1 tblsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt instead of baking soda. Gives it cake consistency. I also made an adjustment to the topping. On the topping I used 1/2 white granulated sugar and 1/2 cup powdered sugar for the sugar called for. Also note: use unsalted stick butter and unsweetened coconut. Bring your mixture to rapid boil for at least 1 minute. Stir in vanilla after you remove from heat. This will make the topping set up beautifully. Great recipe, will use again. Thanks for the memories :-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2006
This was very good! I added brown sugar and crushed pecans to top before cooking, my whole family loved it!! Will be making this one again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2005
If you love a coconut topping and very moist and tender cake with fruit inside this one's for you. It was excellent! It tastes best still slightly warm or at room temperature. We will definitely make this one again and again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2007
This recipe was not a success at all. I made it twice for 15 to 20 people. Most of my guests did not like it but one or two of them just loved it - I guess it's a cake that you either hate or love but not a general crowd pleaser. Since I prefer recipes that are liked by a wider range of guests I will not bake this again. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2007
this is the best cake ever and not hard to make. moist and delicious my husband requests this cake all the times.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2005
Excellent! Best I've ever had....or ever made! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2008
My husband really enjoyed this recipe.I added a dash of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg to the batter.Great recipe!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2007
This was so good. I've never had fruit cocktail cake before but it was excellent. It was also very easy to make. I will be making this many more times. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2006
I made this because my mom used to make this when I was little. The cake was as I remember it but a bit chewy. The topping was nothing to write home about. Honestly it doesn't need the topping it's perfect on its own! Read More
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