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Fruit Cocktail Cake April 26, 2011

Filed under: Dessert — TeamModine @ 2:42 pm
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Ingredients for the cake:

1 c flour                            1c sugar

1tsp baking soda              1 egg

1tsp vanilla                       1 can fruit cocktail drained (reserve some juice

                                                      in case batter is a little dry)

Mix cake ingredients.  Pour into greased 8X8 pan.  Bake for 45 minutes in a 350 oven.

Ingredients for the topping:

½ c margarine                          1 c sugar

1 c evaporated milk                 ½ c coconut

½ c nuts (optional)

Melt margarine over low heat.  Add sugar and evaporated milk.  Cook (a slow boil, about 15-20 min) until thickens.  Add coconut and nuts.  Pour over cooled cake.  Hint: I poke holes in the cake with a fork all over to help the topping get into the cake easier.

This was my great-grandmother’s recipe. It’s a family favorite, enjoy!

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