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Sissy's Old Fashioned Fruit Cocktail Cake

Recipe Information
Fruit Cocktail Cake

Karen "Sissy" Wommack

Serves/Makes:1 9 X 13 CAKE

  • Cake:
  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) sugar
  • 2 cups (475 ml) all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) baking soda
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 15.4 oz (431.2 grm). can fruit cocktail in syrup, undrained
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) shredded, sweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) brown sugar
  • Icing:
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) regular sugar
  • 1 cup (225 ml) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) (1 stick) butter
  • dash of salt
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) shredded coconut
  • 1 cup (225 ml) chopped pecans or walnut
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 C.).
  • Grease a 9 x 13 cake pan ( I use butter to grease it)
  • Note: If using glass or dark coated pan, reduce heat to 325 degrees
  • Cake:
  • Sift together the sugar, salt, flour & baking soda.
  • Add to the flour mixture the beaten eggs, the undrained fruit cocktail, oil & vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Pour this into the prepared 9 x 13 cake pan.
  • Sprinkle the topping on it, then bake for approx. 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • When done take out of the oven an put on cooling rack and pour the prepared icing over the cake, while it is still hot and spread over it evenly.
  • Cool and Serve right out of the cake pan.
  • Topping:
  • Mix together the coconut & brown sugar and sprinkle on top of the cake just before going into the oven.
  • Icing:
  • Put the sugars, evaporated milk, butter and dash of salt into a pan and put on the stove at medium to medium high temperature and bring to a rolling boil and boil for 2 minutes (stir down as needed to keep from boiling over).
  • Take off heat and add the coconut, nuts and the vanilla extract and mix.
  • Pour and spread over the hot cake.
This was one of the Old Fashioned Recipes that my Mama would make and of course I had to tweak it to suit me. I added the oil to the cake mix because I thought it was a little too dry and of course anything with oil in it is better.

This a really a good an simple cake and you will get lots of compliments on it.

Think of me when you make it. "Enjoy"