An easy cake to put together, the fruit cocktail makes it very moist.

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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream 1 1/2 c sugar with the eggs. Add fruit cocktail (including liquid). Add the flour and baking soda--mixing well with beater. Pour into a greased and floured 9 inch round cake pan.

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  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) about 15-20 minutes. Usually bakes best in thick aluminum cake pans.

  • To Make Frosting: Mix well the cup of sugar, canned milk and stick of margarine. Cook slowly till mixture blends. Cook about 2 minutes more; remove from heat. Add vanilla, chopped nuts and coconut. Stir mixture until thick. Spread on cake.

Nutrition Facts

539.3 calories; 6.6 g protein; 102.5 g carbohydrates; 59 mg cholesterol; 576.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2003
This cake was very easy to make. There is however an error (probably a typo) in the time stated to bake it. There's no way in the world that it will be ready in 15-20 minutes. It took about 1 hour and 20 minutes in my oven and I think that's closer to what you would expect for a cake with all the moistness of this one (a lot of canned fruit!). Nevertheless we really enjoyed it hot from the oven. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2003
This cake was very easy to make. There is however an error (probably a typo) in the time stated to bake it. There's no way in the world that it will be ready in 15-20 minutes. It took about 1 hour and 20 minutes in my oven and I think that's closer to what you would expect for a cake with all the moistness of this one (a lot of canned fruit!). Nevertheless we really enjoyed it hot from the oven. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2003
This cake was very easy to make. There is however an error (probably a typo) in the time stated to bake it. There's no way in the world that it will be ready in 15-20 minutes. It took about 1 hour and 20 minutes in my oven and I think that's closer to what you would expect for a cake with all the moistness of this one (a lot of canned fruit!). Nevertheless we really enjoyed it hot from the oven. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
My grandmother has been baking this cake for over thirty years. This is my family's favorite cake. Using real butter instead of margarine really makes a difference in the flavor of the frosting. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2011
I added 1/4 c. melted butter b/c the batter tasted a little "floury". It made the cake very moist. Also it was WAY too much batter for one 9" pan - I put it in two and it was perfect - made a nice layer cake. Only took 30 min. to cook. Very good...recommend eating with ice cream! Read More
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