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Grandmother's Mixed Fruit Cocktail Cake

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Makes: 24 servings, 2 inch squares Total Time: 1 hr
Category: Desserts Sub Category: Cakes

what you need
  • 2 cups a.p. flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 can undrained fruit cocktail
  • 1 stick margarine or butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
make it
Grease and flour oblong cake pan. Mix first 5 ingredients with a spoon and pour into cake pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes. Poke holes in top of cake with a fork.

TOPPING:
While cake is baking, mix the butter or margarine, 1 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup of canned milk in a pot on the stove. While stirring let mixture come to a rolling boil for 4 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Add nuts, coconut and vanilla. Stir and pour on cake while both are hot.
Notes
My Grandmother use to make this cake, I started making it 43 years ago.

You have to stir the topping constantly while it is boiling or it will boil over on to the stove. I hope everyone enjoys this cake as much as we do, leave it in the pan.
Average Rating  (2)
Rated  by startliving on 2/19/2010 I am so glad you posted your recipe for Grandmother's Mixed Fruit Cocktail Cake! I too had lost this recipe and had been lookiing for it. I used to make this all the time and everyone loved it! I am going to make it tonight. Thank you so much!
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